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    REVIEW | No Country for Old Men: Mike Leigh's "Another Year"

    Stories of aging, loneliness and despair typically don't translate into crowdpleasers, but there's nothing typical about a Mike Leigh movie. With "Another Year," a skillfully understated character study from the master of subtext, Leigh magnifies the existential reflections of his middle-aged subjec...

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    REVIEW | Korean Conflict: "The Red Chapel"

    In 2006, Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger journeyed to North Korea with two performers, Simon Jul and Jacob Nossell, to reveal the corruption of the country's censorship up close. The ruse was an elaborate combination of documentary exposé, performance art and advocacy: Jul, a noted Danish actor, and Nossell, a "spastic" stand-up comic whose speech impairments make his words difficult to decipher in any language, would perform a play for Korean locals approved by the government. Through covert messages, they would reveal a dangerous culture of repression. The result, assembled into the feature-length documentary "The Red Chapel," ...

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    film review—THE ILLUSIONIST

    I have nothing but admiration for Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist, a heartfelt homage to the great filmmaker and comedic artist Jacques Tati, based on one of his unproduced screenplays. But I wanted to love the film wholeheartedly, and I didn’t.

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    REVIEW | Road To Nowhere: Peter Weir's "The Way Back'

    In "The Way Back," several prisoners escape from a Siberian prison in 1940 and wander aimlessly through the wilderness until they reach India. This improbable feat, loosely based on real experiences, provides director Peter Weir with a way to start and end his story while dwelling in the murky space...

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    film review: SOMEWHERE

    I count Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation as one of my favorite films of the decade, and I have great respect for her other pictures—except for the one at hand. Somewhere, which somehow won the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival, strikes me as a non-movie, an utte...

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    REVIEW | Lonely and Minimalist: Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere”

    Minimalism gets the maximum treatment in Sofia Coppola’s "Somewhere," a movie so muted that it barely exists at all. That’s mostly good news: Arriving four years after the poor reception of "Marie Antoinette" as a misconceived hipster period piece, the writer-director returns to the gentler sort of ...

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    Small Screen | Xmas Week's Top 5 DVD & Blu-Rays Include "Easy" Stone, LaBeouf & Douglas & World Film

    With most small screen outlets avoiding the cluttered landscape of Christmas week, five films will hit the shelves on DVD and Blu-Ray this week.

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    Outsiders and Rebels: Great DVDs in 2010

    "I'm usually more of an old fogey when it comes to mobile phones that I am about DVDs," writes film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum in his newly released essay collection, "Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia." He's not the only one to extol the virtues of the home viewing experience. Jonathan Lethem's book-...

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    REVIEW | Not Quite There: Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist"

    There were several reasons to anticipate Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist." The French animator's previous feature, 2003's "Triplets of Belleville," was a surreal masterpiece of conceptual wonder, at once classically entertaining and marvelously bizarre. As one of the most important animators worki...

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    REVIEW | Western Competence: The Coens Play It Safe With "True Grit"

    The 1969 version of "True Grit," an adaptation of Charles Portis's novel, starred John Wayne (in his late period, ultra-grizzly mode) as jaded U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, a man hired by determined Texan teen Maddie (Kim Darby) to track down the man who shot her father. The 2010 version of "True G...

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