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Film, "Watermark": We Have Problems with a Certain 70 Percent of the Planet

"Watermark": We Have Problems with a Certain 70 Percent of the Planet

Human-water relations are the subject of this spartan, well-traveled documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and photographer Edward Burtynsky, whose takeaway is that relations aren't great. Actually, they knew that going in. Baichwal and Burtynsky make the most of big-screen proportions,…
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Missed Opportunities

How tough is it for a movie to find its audience, above the din of blockbuster marketing and beyond the clogged distribution pipeline? Tsai Ming-liang, the Taiwanese-Malaysian director regarded as one of the world's greats, had two films in U.S.…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish New DVDs -- <i>Heart of Darkness, Nosferatu</i>, Unrated <i>Die Hard</i>

New DVDs -- Heart of Darkness, Nosferatu, Unrated Die Hard

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Paramount) At last available on DVD, Eleanor Coppola's 1991 documentary about her husband's tumultuous trek downriver remains, easily, the best film ever about the making of a movie and unmaking of a man. Francis…
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Calendar, Night&Day Altered States

Altered States

Edward Burtynsky's images of factories, industrial sites, and torn-up landscapes like quarries have a stunning beauty -- even for people who don't fantasize about all the revenue they generate. His large-scale pictures steep viewers in a kind of awe, with…
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