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How to Fix a Drug Scandal

Rarely have I been more frustrated by a documentary production’s formal choices and how they interfere with the engaging content of the story they’re trying…

Vivarium

Vivarium isn’t a fun watch, and not just because it’s generally claustrophobic and insistently bleak.

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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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Cannes Flashback: France's Depardieu A One-Man Festival

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Flashback #3: France's Depardieu A One-Man Festival

One of the great pleasures of Roger's writing was his remarkable ability to make the reader feel as if they were sitting across the table from anyone he happened to encounter, whether it be a sit-down interview or, in this case, a coincidental meeting that left him and Chaz utterly delighted. Gerard Depardieu has rarely been more charming that he is in this droll vignette. I'm sure several flight attendants would agree.

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