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Alpha

There’s a pleasant, old-fashioned feel to Alpha.

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Minding the Gap

It would be impressive even without the palpable sense of connection and understanding that Liu brings to the material, but its easygoing intimacy is what…

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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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Siskel & Ebert fight over a toy train

I've never forgotten this show, but feared it was lost forever. Now it's turned up on YouTube. How well I remember the day we taped this special! I couldn't get anything to work. Maybe this is historical evidence of why I've never gotten along with video games. Gene Siskel's comic timing is flawless here, and I make a great Oliver Hardy. Stay tuned while we play "Wheel of Fortune" via low-tech VHS tape.

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