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I'm slowly getting over my end-of-season blues and I'll put up some hockey commentary soon.

But I wanted to post about a phenomenal film I watched last night. I have to say that it is probably the best movie I've seen so far this year (and I've already watched 20 so far in 2007). It is a German film called "The Lives of Others" and is set in East Germany at the end of the Cold War. A Stasi (secret police) officer listens to a German playwright and his girlfriend. Will he betray their secrets as they become a target of the state security apparatus? The movie tells the story of three main characters who each face great pressure and difficult situations. The tension builds as the film moves along and I had no idea how the story would resolve until it finally did. Great filmaking. It's only showing at two places in town.