Cinema: Best of '84: Cinema

AFTER THE REHEARSAL. A stage director rehearses Strindberg with his star pupil and falls a little in love. In this lovely "chamber movie," Ingmar Bergman describes his passion for the theater with Olympian irony and demon force.

L'ARGENT. In his most serene and terrifying parable in a 50-year career, French Film Master Robert Bresson cauterizes modern France as a society built and run on counterfeit values. The moral of this metaphysical slasher movie: greed kills.

CAL. With a despairing love affair, a troubled youth and an anguished widow kindle a circle of warmth against the encircling chill of Northern Ireland's mad...

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