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Movie Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

Movie Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal life. He's financially well off with a thriving practice. At least some of his patients have...

DVD Review: There's no explaining 'Vengeance'

DVD Review: There's no explaining 'Vengeance'

Japanese director Shohei Imamura had a long, somewhat strange career. For a decade, starting in the late ’50s, he attracted attention for a series of social realist films, often with an ironic view of the American occupation. After a decade, he dropped fiction altogether, directing a number of documentaries throughout the ’70s. In 1979,...

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