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The year is not even two weeks old but it already has one electrifyingly brilliant film to its credit.

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The Commuter

Frustratingly not-quite-there from start to finish, the paranoia-soaked railroad thriller The Commuter is the latest installment in the unofficial "Liam Neeson Late Winter Butt Kickers"…

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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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Christy Lemire

Christy Lemire is a co-host of the YouTube film review show "What the Flick?!" She also co-hosted the public television series "Ebert Presents At the Movies" opposite Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, with Roger Ebert serving as managing editor. Until recently, Christy reviewed films for The Associated Press for over 14 years, and in 2004 was named the first full-time movie critic in the worldwide news organization's history. A third-generation Los Angeles native, she is a member of the LA Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. You can find Christy's writing at She's also on Twitter @christylemire and on Facebook at Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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