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The Beach Bum

The shaggy dog nature of this film, one that mimics its protagonist’s neverending belief that everything is just gonna be alright, alright becomes almost transcendent.

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Sunset

Nemes' suggestive, impressionistic approach takes some getting used to, but Sunset is worth the extra effort.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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"Let It Go" Gets a Send-Up from Chicago Newscaster Dan Ponce

Thanks to our friend Robert Feder for alerting us to this amusing take on Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" by Chicago newscaster Dan Ponce. For anyone who's been enduring a rough, cold, snowy winter, this version is too true.

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