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Troop Zero

Pleasant enough but never quite as emotionally gripping as a coming-of-age story about acceptance can be, Troop Zero scores a handful of memorable moments when…

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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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"Something to Strive For": Why We Don't Need a "Relatable" Superman

You've been told that Superman not a "relatable" character. After all, he's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and all that jazz. How is a disgruntled, debt-ridden, under-employed 21st century audience supposed to identify with a character who's basically a God? That's the wrong question to ask, argues Sean Burns.

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