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Kantemir Balagov has the confidence to tell his story chiefly through the faces of his characters as well as their placement in the frame, thereby…

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Like listening to someone else tell you about their dream.

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"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 Dilemma of two trailers: Judge for yourself

You've heard all the arguments. These two trailers represent two different approaches to selling the same movie. Which plays better for you, and why? Here's the original:

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Here's the substitute:

The only thing I'm going to say (that I haven't already said here and here) is that neither of them makes me terribly excited to see the movie, which I feel like I've already seen several times before.

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