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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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Bob Bowman: "I am, I said!"

From Bob Bowman, San Francisco, CA:

In response to Lewis McNeel's letter questioning my existence and your Answer Man ethics, I wish to state for the record that I do indeed exist. Alas, I do not have a brother named Dave, although I always thought it was cool that my last name was in "2001" -- especially since other movie Bowmans tend to be bad guys (i.e., George Kennedy in "The Eiger Sanction") or annoying government types (i.e., Cliff Curtis in "Live Free or Die Hard"). Now, gentlemen, may I sing you a few verses of "Daisy"?

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