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One never senses judgment from Dano, Kazan, Gyllenhaal, or Mulligan—they recognize that there’s beauty even in the mistakes we make in life. It’s what makes…

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Halloween

Do you know the biggest sin of the new Halloween? It’s just not scary. And that’s one thing you could never say about the original.

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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 on home video in 1988

Laserdiscs were new. Pan-and-scan was popular. The idea of watching a movie at home was catching on. Siskel & Ebert had an important influence in some areas, and we led the charge against pan-and-scan and colorization, and praised the idea of letterboxing, which has become standard. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen! Thank you very much! Some 200 of my TwitterPages are linked at the right.

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