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38-year-old Hungarian director, László Nemes’ Oscar award-winning Holocaust-horror-pic “Son of Saul” is not easy to watch. Of course it is not intended to be easy to watch.

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If you get the chance to view the eight episodes of Broadchurch, produced by British ITV, do not miss the opportunity.

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My problem with Pi is not about Christianity being right and other faiths being wrong. I have absolutely no investment in judging one worthwhile worldview as being superior to another. But I do believe that some worldviews a more accurate description of reality than others. I may prefer a worldview that is vicious and bleak; my preference does not mean this worldview is equally valid to a worldview that is life-giving and beautiful.

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In an attempt to clarify my problem with Ang Lee’s “The Life of Pi” I pulled the book upon which the film is based off my not-quite-finished-reading shelf and looked at the conclusion of the story as told by Yann Martel.

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In his review of Ang Lee’s “The Life of Pi” Drew McWeeny articulates well my frustration at the end of the film.

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Ang Lee’s film The Life of Pi is a big beautiful fantasy adventure. The 3-D special effects are spectacular. The computer-generated wildlife is deeply convincing. The acting is good. And, although a little over-long, the story is generally engaging.

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The 2001 film”The Believer” is an extraordinary and disturbing movie.

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It is wildly brash to think it might be possible to say anything helpful about any Terrence Malick film in just a few lines. No Malick movie can be reduced to a brief summary. His films are sprawling complex creative artistic endeavours in which their creator wrestles with a host of profound questions. All of Malick’s films offer a multitude of interesting insights and thoughts to ponder for the viewer willing to take the time to enter fully into their vision.
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In the “Arts & Culture” section of the blog “Jewcy”, Joe Winkler expresses beautifully something I have been feeling and attempting to express about Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” http://www.jewcy.com/arts-and-culture/terrence-malick-god-etc

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What is it about Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” that makes it such a difficult film for some viewers? Why was it booed at Cannes? Why do I keep hearing of people who have paid their $10 and then walk out halfway through?
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