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— Robert DeNiro, Once Upon a Time in America

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Ballroom

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

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In this Russian charmer, the tenants of a Russian apartment building discover a magical wardrobe that opens onto the roof of a Paris apartment building. The apartment dwellers’ desire to visit Paris, and their reactions once there, say more about the disparity in the standard of living than any political treatise. If the film’s message is political, it is not overtly so. The characters are average people in search of a good time. Their enthusiasm and sense of fun is contagious.