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" And do you want me to be a man? “
“Only in that one way. "
— Jane Wyman & Rock Hudson, All That Heaven Allows

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Ballroom

An exercise in atmosphere, with some really inspired surrealism —John Adams (DVD review...)

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The title stands for Long Island Expressway — an area that anchors a wide variety of denizens. Mainly there’s a teenage kid who can’t get over the death of his mom. But the secondary character ends up being a surprisingly sympathetic pedophile played, with great nuance and depth, by Brian Cox. Nothing ever gets too out-of-hand, but stuff bordering on the taboo gets skirted enough times to make the less hardy viewer cringe.