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Calendar, Night&Day Tôkyô Sonata

Tôkyô Sonata

Like a bottled message cast from the shores of an economy whose implosion precipitated our own, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tôkyô Sonata centers on Ryûhei (Teruyuki Kagawa), a 46-year-old middle manager for a health-care equipment company who learns that his entire department…
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Play Me the Music

Like a bottled message cast from the shores of an economy whose implosion precipitated our own, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tôkyô Sonata centers on Ryûhei (Teruyuki Kagawa), a 46-year-old middle manager for a health-care equipment company who learns that his entire department…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Class</i>

The Class

Compare and contrast Laurent Cantet’s terrific The Class with Mr. Holland’s Opus and Dangerous Minds. Note the structural similarities: misbehaving students, a charismatic educator who wants them to succeed, and big thoughts about the classroom as urban microcosm. Discuss the…
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Film, To Sir, with Attitude

To Sir, with Attitude

Compare and contrast Laurent Cantet's terrific The Class with any of the following schoolroom chestnuts — Mr. Holland's Opus, Dangerous Minds, or To Sir, with Love. Note the structural similarities: misbehaving students, an educator who wants them to succeed, and…
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Film, To Sir, with Attitude

To Sir, with Attitude

Compare and contrast Laurent Cantet's terrific The Class with any of the following schoolroom chestnuts — Mr. Holland's Opus, Dangerous Minds, or To Sir, with Love. Note the structural similarities: misbehaving students, an educator who wants them to succeed, and…
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Last Resort

Granted, this may seem like a jarringly odd comparison, but like the recent dud Phat Girlz, Heading South deals with the hot-button issue of middle-aged women discovering their sexuality anew thanks to the efforts of muscular black men with exotic…
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