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Film, "56 Up": A Continuous Catalog of Humanity

"56 Up": A Continuous Catalog of Humanity

Here's the eighth installment of the extraordinary long-game documentary with which filmmaker Michael Apted has checked in on a diverse group of British citizens every seven years since they were kids in 1964. We needn't be scholars of a class-stratified…
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Film, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader": The Narnia franchise gets another chance

"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader": The Narnia franchise gets another chance

A massive project, taken up lightly by Disney in the giddy post–Lord of the Rings atmosphere and dropped upon failing to return the requisite billions, this third adaptation from C.S. Lewis' seven-volume (!) Chronicles of Narnia comes underwritten by a…
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Film, Life Is Sweet

Life Is Sweet

Moving and ambitious in scale like nothing else in cinema, Michael Apted's Up films began in 1964 as a BBC news program exploring an old Jesuit maxim: "Give me the child until he is 7, and I will show you…
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Film, Sean of the Deadheads

Sean of the Deadheads

In 1969, Ralph Arlyck made a short film about a young boy. Arlyck was living in San Francisco, at Haight and Cole, one of the epicenters of '60s psychedelic, dropout youth culture. The apartment two stories above, rented by a…
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Film, Gray at the Edges

Gray at the Edges

It is a mark of the skill behind director Michael Apted's series of Up documentaries that these movies excite my interest to find out about the fates of his subjects, whom I have never met, as much as the alumni…
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