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The Beach Bum

The shaggy dog nature of this film, one that mimics its protagonist’s neverending belief that everything is just gonna be alright, alright becomes almost transcendent.

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Sunset

Nemes' suggestive, impressionistic approach takes some getting used to, but Sunset is worth the extra effort.

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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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Greta

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Because all the characters except Greta are rather thinly drawn (including Frances, a distressed ingenue that not even Moretz can save), they might feel a touch mechanical if Huppert weren't in there, pirouetting her way through the script.

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