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A fascinating piece of filmmaking that challenges the form in new ways as it recalls themes its director has been interested in his entire career.

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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 protests about "Tropic Thunder"

The author, a C-5/6 quadriplegic since 1979, is a freelance journalist and film reviewer who frequently writes about disability issues and is an active first-term member of the Washington Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment. He lives near Seattle.

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