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Life Itself loads up plot line on top of plot line to imitate emotional depth, and that kind of narrative manipulation doesn’t work for everyone.

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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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The "Potemkin" restoration

"Battleship Potemkim," one of the basic masterpieces, has never before approached this clarity. When Kino says "frame by frame" that's literally what they mean. This is detailed close work.

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