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    REVIEW | Flight of Fancy: François Ozon’s “Ricky”

    “Ricky,” the latest film by François Ozon to receive release in the United States, is so chock full of tonal and generic shifts that it makes for a handy little guide to its French director’s scattershot career. Opening with a punishing long-take close-up of young mother Katie (Alexandra Lamy) crying to an off-screen police officer that she and her child have been abandoned by her husband, the film is introduced as domestic melodrama, not unexpected territory for the once upstart Ozon (as seen in his “5x2,” “Under the Sand”). Soon, through many temporal elisions, we’re watching Katie living alone with her now seven-year-old daughter, Lisa (Mé...

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    REVIEW | Figurines in a Landscape: Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar’s “A Town Called Panic”

    The joy of watching “A Town Called Panic” lies in its uncanny evocation of adolescent invention. It’s an overturned toy box of a movie, complete with mismatched action figures, improvisatory effects, and stream-of-consciousness storytelling. It invites you to plop down on the shag carpet, ignore you...

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    criticWIRE This Week: "Nine," "Heart" and "Victoria" Hit Screens

    This week, Rob Marshall's "Nine," Scott Cooper's "Crazy Heart," and Jean-Marc Vallée's "The Young Victoria" will each open in limited release in an attempt to prove a viable alternative to the wide opener "Avatar." To make your decision as to which option might be your best bet (that is, if you fi...

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    Year End Film Book Survey - 2009

    I love reading film books but I simply can't keep up with all the new titles that come over the transom...so, with holiday gift-giving in mind, I have compiled this annotated listing based on my first impressions of these recent releases, including a few that haven't gotten the attention ...

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    Year End Film Book Survey - 2009 Part 2

    Year End Film Book Survey - 2009 Part 2

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    The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 7 – 1952-1954

    The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 7 – 1952-1954

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    Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories For Young People/Famous Monsters Speak

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories For Young People/Famous Monsters Speak

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    Little Golden Records...The Best of

    Little Golden Records...The Best of

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    Poppin’ Guitars: A Tuneful Of Sherman

    Poppin’ Guitars: A Tuneful Of Sherman

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    Up And Down The Keys; Kitten On The Keys — Frederick Hodges

    Up And Down The Keys; Kitten On The Keys — Frederick Hodges

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