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Reviews of fine art, classical and opera music, and all things cultured

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Movie review: A Ghost Story is haunting

Movie Review: A Ghost Story This meditation on grief, loss and time is told in a simple but effective story in which the dead spirit is represented by a sheet with two eye holes
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The Hero celebrates Sam Elliott

Movie Review: The Hero An aging cowboy actor looks for a final big role — and a chance to redeem his personal failures — in a drama that has many parallels with its memorable star
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Movie review: Despicable Me 3 has lost its despicability

Movie Review: Despicable Me 3 The latest episode in the animated family films adds a former child star, a twin brother, and a trip to Fredonia. Thank heavens the Minions are still around to create chaos
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Paris Can Wait can wait

Movie Review: Paris Can Wait A French roue takes his friend's wife on a flirtatious motor trip in this love letter to food, charming villages and other, wiser films about the same subject 
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The Lovers finds passion in abandonment

Movie Review: The Lovers In this bleak and tender view of relationships, a married couple carrying on affairs with other people find a renewed interest in one another
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Olli Maki answers the bell

Movie Review: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki Part boxing movie and part love story, this Finnish film tells the story of a true Scandinavian hero, a prizefighter who fought for a title he didn't really seem to want  
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Emily Dickinson Inspires A Quiet — and Masterful — Passion

Movie Review: A Quiet Passion The lonely, uncompromising life of poet Emily Dickinson comes to life in a Terence Davies film that evokes the solitude and bravery of a 19th Century woman
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Movie review: The horrifying Hounds of Love

In this terrifying Australian film, schoolgirls are abducted and murdered by a man and woman living out a sick fantasy. It's difficult to watch, but its themes are haunting
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Movie review: The Lost City of Z is an old-fashioned adventure

James Gray's real-life story depicts a British adventurer in the Amazon who finds hidden civilizations, far-flung imperialism and the possibility of a city made of gold 
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Maudie shows us the pain behind happy art

Movie Review: Maudie Sally Hawkins gives a remarkable performance as the elfin, crippled Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis, who lived in a tiny shack and sold her paintings at the side of the road