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Audition
A horror film masquerading as a deeply disturbing meditation on the war between the sexes, Audition tells the story of a lonely Japanese film producer and widower who stages a film audition, ostensibly to cast a new film, but really to find a new wife.
"...Audition, a horror film masquerading as a deeply disturbing meditation on the war between the sexes, is itself more..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Man Who Wasn't There
The story is rife with the Coens' ripe ambivalence, a black seriocomic opera of fouled-up American dreams, and a meditation on ambivalence that is itself often as ambiguous as the emotional meanderings of its protagonist, a small-town barber. The film's black-and-white image processing is stunning.
"...black seriocomic opera of fouled-up American dreams, and a meditation on ambivalence that is itself at times as ambiguous..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Left Luggage
"...the Four Questions for an upcoming Seder. As a meditation on survivor guilt and the lingering shadows of the..."

April 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Unbreakable
"...tentative suspension of disbelief, you'll find Unbreakable a rewarding meditation on the nature of heroes, both comic book and..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bounce
"...It's the opposite of The Opposite of Sex, a meditation on multiple truths, and the lies that sometimes lie..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Remember the Titans
"...a pure football film than it is a ponderous meditation on early Sixties racial division cloaked within a high..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Manhattan
"...Gordon Willis) and music score by Gershwin makes this meditation on love and life in New York one of..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Winter Sleepers
"...vision, Winter Sleepers feels stylistically stillborn, a dreary, overlong meditation on the randomness of chance, the intractability of fate,..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

8 1/2 Women
"...Ever the artful iconoclast, Greenaway's new film is a meditation on men and women, grief and loss, earthquakes and..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Liberty Heights
"...is full of little awakenings like this. As a meditation on race, class, and religion, everybody involved gets a..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bicentennial Man
"...year for sheer pratfalls; Bicentennial Man is more a meditation on the nature of life itself than anything else,..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eyes Wide Shut
Kubrick's final work gets sexual
"...just say that Kubrick has created a final chilling meditation on skewed relationships and interior beasts. It's a fitting..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Conceiving Ada
"...heart of Conceiving Ada, an intellectually dense, occasionally bewildering meditation on Victorian proto-feminist and mother of what is now..."

June 11, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Playing by Heart
"...figuratively what director-screenwriter Carroll is going for here: a meditation on the futility of trying to rationalize how the..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Eel
"...by Shohei Imamura (Black Rain) is the director's thoughtful meditation on love, death, and, well, eels. It's a film..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Artemisia
"...Michel Serrault and Miki Manojlovic. Artemisia is an interesting meditation on the life of 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi, one..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Monument Ave.
"...a punchy and ultimately sorrowful (not to mention soulful) meditation on fractious brotherhood and bad decisions, tough stuff all..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Twentyfourseven
"...fields of poor career decisions with this grittily likable meditation on dispossessed British youth chafing against the yoke of..."

May 8, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The End of Violence
"...Wenders (Wings of Desire, Paris, Texas) creates a dramatic meditation on the intersecting effects of violence on various people's..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

For Ever Mozart
"...see Terminator 4 instead. Godard's film is an elegiac meditation about the inability of art to alter the course..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ulysses' Gaze
"...as it is to be impressed by this epic meditation on the past's endless reverberation with the present, it's..."

June 13, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Experimental Films
"...Charles.) Rounding out the program is Abigail Child's 1987 meditation on sexuality, “Mayhem.”..."

May 31, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City Hall
"...up to be, City Hall is instead a thoughtful meditation on the workings of mayoral politics -- and business..."

Feb. 16, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mighty Aphrodite
"...years, this is minor-league Woody Allen, a half-baked comic meditation on hubris that's partially redeemed by Sorvino in a..."

Nov. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Burnt by the Sun
"...Oscar-winner for best foreign film is a brilliant, Chekhovian meditation on trust, love, and the intrusive horrors that period..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shelf Life
"...characters to the screen, the story is an extended meditation on the effects of lengthy isolation and physical containment..."

Nov. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Man in Uniform
"...who thinks Henry's just one of the guys. Wellington's meditation on Method Acting gone awry and television's glorification of..."

Sept. 9, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cronos
"...he rots away before her innocent eyes. As a meditation on life eternal, Cronos is a thoughtful, intelligent film,..."

July 8, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation '94
"...human form; Barry J.C. Purves's “Screen Play,” as much meditation on theatre as puppet Noh drama, with simple props,..."

Feb. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The Searchers
Regarded by many as Ford's masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time, this John Wayne Western is a meditation on survival, the loss of faith, and the death of heroes.
"...one of the greatest films of all time. A meditation on survival, The Searchers is about the loss of..."

Oct. 1, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

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