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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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Chinatown, My Chinatown: An Andalusian Doglove poem in images and music

Eyes, frames, lenses, doorways, windows, photographs, mirrors, smoke, hands, flesh, water, power...

There are movies I count among my best friends, with whom I have loved, learned, and grown. This is one I treasure most. (Only for those who know their way around "Chinatown.")

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a labor of deepest love, for Mrs. Mulwray and Gina Namkung (1937, 1974, and counting...)

... and, of course, for Matt Zoller Seitz, Kevin B. Lee, Steven Boone...

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