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Alpha

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Minding the Gap

It would be impressive even without the palpable sense of connection and understanding that Liu brings to the material, but its easygoing intimacy is what…

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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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2009: Best of movie years... or not so much?

Roger Ebert on Twitter: "2009 is one of those magic movie years like 1939 or 1976."

Leonard Maltin on his iPhone Movie Guide app: "'Up in the Air' is the best film I've seen all year. Frankly, that isn't much of a compliment..."

Jim Emerson, right here and now: "For my money, 2005 and 2007 were the best movie years of the decade."

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