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The Phantasmagoric Phantom Carriage

The Phantom Carriage was truly revolutionary in the way it exploited the unique features of motion pictures, and clearly anticipated the sophisticated narrative and visual structure of modern films.

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The Hoax (2006)

Even as The Hoax works to wring emotional consequence from its many layers of lies, you're hard-pressed to believe it.

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Casanova (2005)

This would be the cleaned-up, wearisome, supposedly romantic version of the notorious Casanova.

Cynthia Fuchs
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An Unfinished Life (2005)

For his part, Lasse Hallström likes the subtler strokes, as the scene when Redford sits in his truck and is unable to start it.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Casanova (2005)

Gaudy and giddy, this Casanova is full of energy but also strangely limp.

Cynthia Fuchs
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An Unfinished Life (2005)

For all its attention to fading landscapes and independence, cowboys and loyalties, the movie is more quaintly melodramatic than adventurous.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Forced March by Miklós Radnóti, translated by George Gömöri and Clive Wilmer

One of the functions of poetry is to express the unthinkable mixture of the horrific, the tragic and the banal that constitutes such a biography. The remarkable power of Radnóti's poems is that they succeed, repeatedly, in doing so.

John Sears
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My Life As a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) (1985)

The best tales about growing up incorporate the anxieties of childhood.

David Sanjek

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