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Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. Kaili Blues This impressive debut feature by Bi Gan, who was all of 26 when he made it, contains the undisputed Shot of the Month, a 40-minute take that comprises most of the film’s latter half. The marathon sequence, a sort of lucid bobbing and weaving that...
Paths of the Soul Directed by Zhang Yang Through May 19 at MoMA Twelve hundred kilometers is a long way to walk. But it’s an especially daunting distance when you have to prostrate yourself on the ground every few seconds, as do the subjects of Paths of the Soul, a stirring pseudo-doc that tags along with a group of Buddhist Tibetans, young and old, on a months-long pilgrimage to the holy city of Lhasa. Cars regularly pass...

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