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The Thin Man (1934)
8/10
The Thin Man eloquently and unashamedly melds screwball-y jollification with the morbid procedural of a whodunit
17 August 2019
Ex-sleuth Nick Charles (Powell) doesn't really want to go back to his old profession and why would he? He and wife Nora (Loy) live in the lap of luxury with nil to worry about. But Dorothy Wynant (O'Sullivan) is an old acquaintance of him and on the Christmas eve she has a foreboding that her father Clyde (Ellis) seems to renege on his promise of returning before Christmas to attend her upcoming wedding with Tommy (Wadsworth), as Clyde has gone on a secret business trip months earlier and no one has heard from him since, our reluctant gumshoe only manages to squeeze an interest in....

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7/10
THE WHITE CROW is a maverick of its own, freewheeling on its own rhythm and agenda like its unsympathetic subject
13 August 2019
If you have absolutely no idea of who Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) is, like as not, your immediate reaction after watching UK thespian Ralph Fiennes' third directorial feature THE WHITE CROW would be what monstrosity of a man he is, whose arrogance is simply up to eleven, which appreciably dents audience's empathy towards the subject, that could be a sticking point for a biopic.

Nureyev (played by dancer Oleg Ivenko in his star-making role) is one of the most distinguished male ballet dancers of his generation, as much well known for his balletic bent as his temperamental disposition, that often doesn't shies away from the public's eyes....

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Dead of Night (1945)
8/10
a magnificent early horror enterprise that instils a spine-tingling tantalization into a quotidian milieu
12 August 2019
An anthology horror fare from Ealing studios, not their usual practice, DEAD OF NIGHT's frame story is embowered in a country home where the hag-ridden architect Walter Craig (John, timorous at first, but becomes totally unheimlich near the end) is invited by its owner Elliot Foley (Culver) for renovation advice, upon arrival, it dawns on Mr. Craig that incredibly he has dreamt about the place and Foley's guests before although he has neither been here nor known any of them before.

While Mr. Craig assumes his unpremeditated role as a mentalist of divination through his vivid yet incoherent recollections in dribs and drabs, which presages something evil is in the offing, each guest by turns relates their respective preternatural stories which they encounter firsthand: in The Hearse Driver (directed by Basil Dearden, also responsible for the frame story), an automobile racer...

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Happy End (2017)
7/10
Haneke's rapier-like scalpel mirthlessly levers at and dissects a dysfunctional bourgeois household in Calais
10 August 2019
From the prodigious Austrian auteur Michael Haneke, prima facie HAPPY END can be construed as a sequel to AMOUR (2012), with both Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert returning as another father-daughter pair, but scale-wise, it is an upgrade, with Haneke's rapier-like scalpel mirthlessly levering at and dissecting a dysfunctional bourgeois household in Calais under a large milieu.

First thing first, extending his attentive exploration related to what constitutes today's cinematic gaze, Haneke situates his camera on our workaday digital devises, opening with several video clips from a live-recording smartphone (with morbid contents notwithstanding), to the (replay-prompting) footage of a security camera coldly witnessing an abrupt collapse on a construction site, then eyeing erotic exchanges from the screens of a personal email account and a facebook page between two secretive lovers, even to a swaggering Youtube video watched by the 13-year-old Eve Laurent (Harduin, an alumna from Belgium's Got Talent whose speciality is mentalism)....

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8/10
THE EPIC OF EVEREST is the spiritual father of both future sub-genres of documenting nature's primeval forces and human's indefatigable resolve to conquer the unconquerable
7 August 2019
Soon will reach its centennial, J.B.L. Noel's pioneering documentary of mountaineering is restored to its mint condition by the BFI National Archive, THE EPIC OF EVEREST is the official record of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine's fateful 1924 British Mount Everest expedition, and the sole fact of the film's own existence should be hailed and venerated as a tremendous cinematic triumph.

Unthinkable of bringing the entire film-making apparatus to the Everest region at its time, whose nature environs (with its rarefied altitude and gelid temperature) alone seriously challenge the preservation of film stocks, to say nothing of how the team can operate the actual filming process, THE EPIC OF EVEREST solemnly and preciously lifts a corner of the veil off the insurmountable Mount Everest to the eyes of its safely ensconced beholders (color-tinted magnificence evokes a particular otherworldliness which can perfect define the epithet "early filmic").....

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8/10
A pristinely restored Hollywood flagship has immensely wholesome value for anyone who cares to savor
7 August 2019
A vintage Hollywood faction of the incredible story of Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879), at the age of 14, her self-purported visions of a lady in white who identified herself as "Immaculate Conception" sparked national controversy and debate, and subsequently founded the pilgrimage site in Lourdes.

Starring Jennifer Jones as Bernadette, this 2-and-a-half-hour tome, based on Franz Werfel's popular eponymous novel published in 1941, and directed by veteran hand Henry King, won 4 Oscars out of its overall 12 nominations, notably winning Jones BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE for her first attempt at the age of 25, which also heralded her second marriage with dignitary producer David O. Selznick. Jones' beatific, ingenuous countenance and diffident but well-honed locution....

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7/10
a philharmonic drawing-room drama wreathed with classical music intoxication
4 August 2019
After a quarter of a century playing and burnishing their artistry together, the renowned New York Fugue String Quartet faces an impending shakedown after its senior cellist Peter Mitchell (Walken) is diagnosed with early symptoms of Parkinson's disease and decides to bow out.

The quartet's self-sufficient homeostasis starts to crack, violist Juliette Gelbart (Keener) who always regards Peter as a father figure, has a difficult time to come to terms with the news, and her husband Robert (Hoffman), the second violinist, seizes this as an opportunity to suggest that after the quartet's re-grouping, he wishes to alternate the role of the first violinist....

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The Trial (1962)
8/10
THE TRIAL is preordained to be a sui generis conglomerate one can behold simultaneously with both wonderment and befuddlement
2 August 2019
Orson Welles' modern interpretation of Franz Kafka's posthumously published eponymous novel, THE TRIAL opens with a pin-screen animation of the author's parable "Before the law", which encapsulates the keynote of his pessimistic take on the nature of our society's involute law system: shutting down in front of any individual's face with a false promise.

A young man Josef K. (Perkins) is under open arrest for an unspecific crime whose elusiveness never been clarified, a corporate manager, K. encounters various personages one after another (petting with Jeanne Moreau's Miss Bürstner, his next-door lodger and a cabaret dancer, Romy Schneider's sylph-like Lena, an enthrallingly enigmatic flirt, and Elsa Martinelli's promiscuous wife of a court guard, female company is one thing K. doesn't proactively seek for only naturally occurs to him), yet futility shadows him...

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7/10
a highly watchable melodrama with a romantic spin angling for those of soft-centered persuasion
1 August 2019
From the propaganda mill of the Tinseltown, Mitchell Leisen's HOLD BACK THE DAWN unashamedly posits USA as the ultimate safe haven for the war-ridden continental Caucasians, impeded by the quota number foisted upon each country, those wannabe-immigrants languish in the Esperanza Hotel at the Mexican border, waiting for their visa being granted, which could take years, torn by the so-near-yet-so-far anguish but there is nothing else they can do but waiting. Yet that is not the case for Georges Iscovescu (Boyer), a gigolo with Romanian extraction, all he needs is to marry a wide-eyed American girl from whom he can subsequently divorce once he lands his feet on the Land of Freedom.

Said eligible girls are at a premium on this side of the border, once Georges sets his eyes on the demure schoolteacher Emmy Brown (de Havilland), he knows he has found the perfect prey, and....

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Remember (I) (2015)
8/10
"once an executioner, always an executioner!"
31 July 2019
Atom Egoyan's REMEMBER is a linear-structured retribution thriller revolving around an octogenarian Holocaust survivor Zev Guttman (Plummer), transiting North America to track down the murderer of his family in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the WWII, whose alleged name is Rudy Kurlander and Zev has four candidates on paper (a minor plot hole is that one of them arguably can be eliminated beforehand for his age, which could have saved Zev much trouble and legwork), and as far as to stretch the narrative length, it is always the last one on the list who turns out to be one he looks for, but Benjamin August's efficiently brilliant script strenuously paves for a last-minute bombshell to leave audience plumb slack-jawed.

Zev has a condition, he is ailed by dementia, or Alzheimer's, so only with the aid of the written instructions from his fellow nursing home resident, the wheelchair-confined Max (Landau) - another surviving Jew who alleges that both him and Zev's families were dispatched at the hands of the said Rudy Kurlander, whose real names is Otto Wallisch, which leaves the ambulatory Zev the only one left to execute their revenge plan - a doddering Zev can sneaks out..
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8/10
an unalloyed Nordic wonder that can rival any Hollywood commodity of its time, and run away with it
30 July 2019
Made nearly a century ago, THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE is one of Victor Sjöström's many pictures adapting Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöd's works, the very first female Nobel-winning writer, and it has been restored to its optimal condition with a freshly contemporary and throbbing score confected by electronic duo KTL.

Beginning in medias res, the narrative takes place on a New Year's Eve, as the young Sister Edit (Holm) of Salvation Army is in extremis after being contracted with consumption for one year, her dying wish is to speak to David Holm (Sjöström himself), a ne'er-do-well middle-aged drunkard. Cross-cut is expeditiously applied to facilitate the unfolding story in company with layered flashbacks to introduce the urban legend of Death's carriage, and the one who dies in the last minute before the New Year, will have to drive the carriage and collect dead people's souls for the next year. And during a dust-up, David is struck dead right before the midnight, and his apparition rises above his....

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Long Shot (2019)
7/10
an enterprising wish-fulfillment on the topical dire political climate in America
29 July 2019
Since presently the traditional mid-range budgeted original adult rom-com is an endangered species in Hollywood, a warm welcome must be issued to Jonathan Levine's LONG SHOT, his 7th feature film and a third collaboration with star Seth Rogen, after 50/50 (2011) and THE NIGHT BEFORE (2015).

Present day, Rogen plays liberalistic journalist Fred Flarsky, who rage-quits after his newspaper is bought by Parker Wembley (an almost unrecognizable Andy Serkis), a media mogul he doesn't see eye to eye with. On a paralleled plot, Charlotte Field (Theron), is the high-flying U.S. Secretary of State, who seeks the current president's endorsement to run for presidency in 2020....

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8/10
An ode to a woman's inestimable resilience, fortitude, kindness and a spiritual purity
28 July 2019
9th feature film of Jiang Zhangke, ASH IS PUREST WHITE continues his ardent exploration of the vast shifting landscape of a contemporary rural China, and like MOUNTAIN MAY DEPART (2015), it also has a tripartite structure defined by three different times: 2001, 2006 and 2017, but without the ministrations of inter-titles, instead, the specific time-frame is segued with mobile public vehicles.

The tale commences in Datong, an old mining town in Shanxi Province, Qiao (Zhao Tao, Jai's wife and leading actress in almost all his films, sporting a gun moll's pageboy hairdo that takes its cue from Uma Thurman in PULP FICTION) is the girlfriend of the local gangster leader Bin (Liao Fan), and the whole set-up seems to be a continuation of Jia's fourth picture UNKOWN PLEASURES (2002), takes place in the same town with characters of the same name (in which Qiao is also played by Zhao Tao).

Weaned on Hong Kong action flicks and its idealized code of honor of Jianghu (the film's Chinese title literally means "Sons and daughters of Jianghu") - John Woo's THE KILLER (1989) is shown in the fleapit and...

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7/10
For once, Michael Gordon's CYRANO DE BERGERAC bracingly circumvents the media-switching snag often haunts the dicey game of theater-to-cinema transposition
27 July 2019
Hollywood's adaptation of Edmond Rostand's sensational play, the then stage star José Ferrer reprised his Tony-winning titular role on the celluloid and also fortuitously bagged him an Oscar, an hors-concours accomplishment for theater thespians, which would only be followed by a selected few, Shirley Booth and Yul Brynner, respectively for COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (1952) and THE KING AND I (1956), are the only names that spring to this reviewer's mind on the spot.

Intimated by its bare-bones setting of a rather unglamorous Paris in the early 17th century, director Michael Gordon is tasked to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, diligently uses dark shades to hide the blemishes of the production's reductive means and simultaneously adorn some chiaroscuro sheen, he, nevertheless, finds his messiah in his leading man.

As the valiant, erudite swordsman-cum-poet, absurdly stigmatized by a disproportionately giant, factitiously affixed nose, Ferrer's Cyrano de Bergerac gracefully dances his deepest self-abasement away....

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8/10
a cardinal food for thought that is deathless to us all
26 July 2019
The seminal if also controversial dissertation of the pandemic racial tension and violence in America, a Spike Lee joint, DO THE RIGHT THING was released 30 years ago and still today, its impact has remained incredibly relatable.

Curtailed the time-frame exclusively within one sweltering day of a brownstone Brooklyn neighborhood with mostly Africa-American denizens, Lee corrals a large ensemble in its specific loci, and he plays Mookie, a pizza-delivery average guy working in the local pizzeria owned by Sal (Aiello), where will become the key location of a pending crepuscular mêlée, while irrational rage and frustration are incubated by the rising temperature.

Innovatively utilizing wide-angle lens, Dutch angles and panning shots to frame the various interactions....

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Night Moves (1975)
8/10
for those who seeks for an old-fashioned detective story with a difference, NIGHT MOVES is simply manna from heaven.
25 July 2019
L.A. gumshoe Harry Moseby (Hackman) knows nothing, at the behest of former actress Arlene Iverson (Ward) to skip-trace her promiscuous (like mother, like daughter) jailbait daughter Delly Grastner (screen debutante Griffith), eventually he bird-dogs her in the Florida Keys, where she hangs out with her stepfather Tom Iverson (Crawford) and his girlfriend Paula (Warren), with whom Harry shares an amatory tingling.

After a grisly discovery under the water during a nightly open-sea swimming, the aftershock spurs the initially reluctant Delly to change her mind and return to the City of Angels with Harry, mission accomplished without much effort, it seems. But the truth is Harry doesn't notice the funny business right under his nose, until it is too late, a tragedy (accidental or not) brings him back to the coast to face the wrongdoers.

But we cannot blame Harry, he is quite mopey recently after having inadvertently found out that he is cuckolded by his wife Ellen (Clark), yet as a private eye, he is perversely upright and scrupulous, always reveals his identity when asked, rarely resorts to violence even he is taunted by Marty Heller (Yulin), Ellen's paramour, he doesn't let rage go to his head....

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Prevenge (2016)
6/10
"Ruth must be ruthless"
23 July 2019
Ditching her partner-in-crime Steve Oram from Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS (2012), a movie puts her name on the map, British generalist Alice Lowe again, goes on a killing spree in her directorial debut PREVENGE, alone but not alone, as its title's coinage proclaims, her character Ruth is carrying a baby girl, and this unborn fetus (heard through an irksome child voice) ostensibly leans on and cajole her gravid widow mother to avenge the death of the father whom she is deprived a chance to meet.

A shoestring revenge tale (shot in 11 days) told in a chronological fashion seeing Ruth track down a total 6 individuals who are responsible for the death of her husband (Bessant), sequentially and bloodily murder them (save for the last one in the abrupt and ambivalent ending). Her modus operandi is straight-forward, catching them unawares and slashing....

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7/10
a marred pillar of Hollywood's Asian-American representation
22 July 2019
Since Jon M. Chu's CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2018) has made a big splash in the box office, jubilantly boasting a Hollywood movie with major Asian cast and providentially heralding more to come, one should not forget its antecedents, however far and few between, Wayne Wang's THE JOY LUCK CLUB is another pillar of Asian-American representation, only hardly can its heartfelt mother-daughter bonds warm the cockles of our hearts when its jaundiced opinions about China also insidiously seep in.

An adaptation of Amy Tan's eponymous novel, THE JOY LUCK CLUB recounts the stories of four pairs of Chinese immigrant mother and her American-born daughter in San Francisco's Chinese enclave. Starting in medias res, present day, months after the passing away of Suyuan Woo (Chinh), a farewell party is held for her daughter June (Wen), who is going to China to meet her twin maternal sisters whom she hasn't met before, all other three mother-daughter pairs are also presented, and flashbacks are by turns elicited to their own life stories both in China and the United States through a pair of Manichaean eyeglasses: tragedies and benightedness in their oriental motherland for the mothers athwart civilized conciliation, awaken woman's liberation and life on an easy street vouchsafed in the land of freedom for the daughters.....

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Champion (1949)
7/10
A pellucid if nondescript dissertation of a botched American dream when its toxicity finally catches up with the champ
21 July 2019
A boxing drama immersed in a noir-inflected cynical vein, Mark Robson's CHAMPION headlines an in-fine-fettle Kirk Douglas as the titular pugilist Midge Kelly, whose rags-to-riches ascendency is ever so familiar a ne plus ultra of American dream, only it is also beset with all sundry of pitfalls both extrinsic and intrinsic.

Dotting the i's and cross the t's of the now warmed-over procedurals of the boxing racket, Robson's strenuous effort to make the fisticuffs more realistic might make the wonder then, to today's eyes, it is simply passé, all frenziedly edited shadow-boxing and pulled-punches with invariable thudding sounds added in post-production (a modus operandi, nearly three decades later, still adhered to and tweaked by John G. Avildsen in ROCKY, 1976), which doesn't lay down enough ballast to the unexpected blow of cerebral hemorrhage, and to make matters worse, championing Midge's mad-keen monomania to win over an uplifting underdog victory for Johnny Dunne (Daheim) shows up the story's own myopic obsession of winning.....

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8/10
a scrumptious confection with its winning candidness and a proper moral backbone.
20 July 2019
Essentially, our current soulmates or significant others (who those who are lucky enough to find one) are all strangers at the very beginning, so are Natalie Wood's Macy's girl Angie Rossini and Steve McQueen's odd-jobbing musician Rocky Papasano, both in their salad days, they do make an adorable couple, but before they go down that inevitable road, there is a snag here in Robert Mulligan's LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER, she is pregnant with his child before they can get to know each other.

Pluckily wrestling with the contentious topics like one night stand and abortion, Mulligan's follow-up of his pièce-de-résistance TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) is tonally friskier and visually more fluid, especially through its opening passage of a jam-packed musician hiring session, which channels the two protagonists together when she drops the bombshell, and its coda on the crowded intersection right outside the Macy's, the influence of French New Wave is in evidence, an emancipated mobility runs through these exterior sequences, engenders a revelatory frisson of realism that heralds the footsteps of the New Hollywood.....

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Dear Ex (2018)
8/10
a compulsive jewel wears its heart of humanistic compassion and salutary intention on its sleeve
19 July 2019
Taiwanese senior teleplay writer Mag Hsu's feature film debut, co-directed with Hsu Chih-Yen, an indigenous winner in the 55th Golden Horse Awards (winning 3 awards: BEST LEADING ACTRESS, BEST EDITING and BEST ORIGINAL SONG out of 8 nominations), DEAR EX uncharacteristically employs a comical tone to grapple with the harsh aftermath of bereavement, a closeted gay man Song Zhengyuan (Chen, lead vocalist of the local rock band Quarterback) dies of cancer, but to his ex-wife Liu Sanlian's (Hsieh) astonishment, instead of leaving his insurance payout to their teenage son Chengxi (Huang), the beneficiary turns out to be Song's male lover Ah Jie (Chiu), a nasty fight over pecuniary compensation apparently bubbles on the horizon, but DEAR EX has a much larger heart in its nexus....

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7/10
a helluva excitement and entertainment, but with one colossal catch
16 July 2019
In Robert Rodriguez's cyberpunk pomp ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an adaptation of popular Japanese manga series GUNNM, and a long-in-gestation pet project of James Cameron, who gladly passes the baton to Rodriguez with his blessing, an operative question, for viewers who are not conversant with its original material, is who, or more crucially, what is Alita?....

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Lured (1947)
7/10
Douglas Sirk's London-set, monochromatic whodunit is a facetious but feel-good potboiler
15 July 2019
An American remake of Robert Siodmak's French drama PERSONAL COLUMN (1939), Douglas Sirk's London-set monochromatic whodunit LURED, sees Lucille Ball's down-to-earth American gal Sandra Carpenter lures not only a well-heeled hubby in the person of the silk-stocking impresario Robert Fleming (Sanders), but also the notorious "Poet Killer" who entices his (young and wide-eyed female) victims through personal ads on newspaper and sends poems to taunt the clueless Scotland Yard. Only, there is one catch, could both her quarries be the same person? ....

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8/10
LDJIN exudes an intoxicating aroma of melancholia, reminiscence and most of all, Bi's romantic flights of fancy
15 July 2019
A succès de scandale notorious for the backlash in the wake of its mainland China release on the New Year's Eve, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, emergent director Bi Gan's second feature, was deliberately misled as a swooning romance and a star vehicle for name actress Tang Wei by the film's grasping marketing ploy to cash in the box-office receipts, it lured besotted lovers into cinemas to spend the last stretch of 2018 with their beloved ones and welcome a new year, as a result, this art house doozy reaped a total $41.8 million gross (a gargantuan sum for non-mainstream fares), but fatefully, over 90% of which was generated from its first day of release, as the film's admittance cratered a whopping 96% the morning after, when the majority of its late night audience felt being cheated by this slow-tempo doze-inducer, and took their umbrage on the internet and media, wreaking havoc on the film's repute and prospects....

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Rocky (1976)
8/10
Another Oscar Best Picture winner to tick off any so-called cinephile's watchlist
13 July 2019
Another Oscar Best Picture winner to tick off any so-called cinephile's watchlist, like the titular no-name boxer which would become his most iconic screen image, Sylvester Stallone's career skyrockets after his wholesome, heartily-committed turn in John G. Avildsen's ROCKY, for which he also moonlights as the sole scribe, with both his script and leading performance are Oscar nominated, which catapults him among the rarefied company of Orson Welles and Charles Chaplin, the triumvirate who has yet achieved that exceptional feat in Oscar's history, although time has proven Stallone is a somewhat overachiever standing side by side with those two cinematic giants....

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