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Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”

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The Rape of Recy Taylor

A documentary with a great subject and powerful testimony, undone by its unnecessarily obtrusive style.

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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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