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Swing Kids (1993)

“For it is an affair of the State…to prevent a people from being driven into the arms of spiritual lunacy…Everywhere we meet germs that represent

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Withnail & I (1987)

“I loathe those Russian plays, all full of women staring out of windows, whining about ducks going to Moscow.” —Withnail, in Withnail and I What

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The Babe (1992)

Watching Arthur Hiller’s The Babe (1992) for the second time, I had an epiphany.  Now, epiphanies are never things to be taken lightly, but they

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Solaris (1972)

[Author’s Note:  If you’ve never seen Solaris, I strongly recommend you read nothing about the film before you watch it.  Enter Tarkovsky’s world with no

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Ticket to Heaven (1981)

Some spiritual journeys are healing and empowering. Some aren’t. CBC Radio’s excellent Sunday afternoon series Tapestry covers the former very well. R.L. Thomas’ 1981 film

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