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robert_NP
redford_NP
's_POS
a_DT
river_NN
runs_VBZ
through_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
film_NN
i_PP
watch_VB
often_RB
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
masterpiece_NN
--_???
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
better_JJR
films_NNS
of_IN
recent_JJ
years_NNS
._.
until_CS
1994_CD
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
my_PP$
second_OD
favorite_JJ
film_NN
of_IN
all_PDT
time_NN
._.
the_DT
acting_JJ
and_CC
direction_NN
is_BEZ
top-notch_NN
--_???
never_RB
sappy_JJ
,_,
always_RB
touching_VBG
._.
a_DT
friend_NN
of_IN
mine_PP$
once_RB
reported_VBN
that_CS
he_PP
avoided_VBD
it_PP
because_CS
"_"
i_PP
was_BEDZ
afraid_JJ
it_PP
would_MD
just_RB
be_BE
really_RB
politically_RB
correct_JJ
,_,
and_CC
tick_NN
me_PP
off_RP
._.
"_"
all_PDT
i_PP
could_MD
do_DO
was_BEDZ
tell_VB
him_PP
to_IN
go_NN
in_IN
unbiased_JJ
,_,
and_CC
enjoy_VB
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
few_DT
movies_NNS
that_CS
has_HVZ
completely_RB
reduced_VBN
me_PP
to_IN
tears_NNS
._.
but_CC
certain_JJ
memories_NNS
should_MD
not_XNOT
often_RB
be_BE
rereleased_VBN
--_???
in_CD
the_DT
last_OD
few_DT
shots_NNS
,_,
you_PP
have_HV
to_TO
cry_VB
._.
upon_IN
my_PP$
first_OD
viewing_NN
i_PP
left_VBD
bawling_VBG
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
flawless_JJ
--_???
but_CC
it_NN
is_BEZ
so_RB
very_RB
good_JJ
,_,
that_CS
you_PP
can't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
be_BE
effected_VBN
._.
the_DT
opening_NN
is_BEZ
dangerously_RB
nolstalgic_JJ
and_CC
sentimental_JJ
--_???
watching_VBG
these_DT
shots_NNS
of_IN
people_NN
who_WP
have_HV
been_BEN
dead_JJ
so_RB
long_JJ
,_,
gives_VBZ
you_PP
a_DT
feeling_NN
of_IN
perspective_NN
and_CC
history_NN
observation_NN
that_CS
you_PP
will_MD
find_VB
in_IN
very_RB
few_DT
other_JJ
films_NNS
._.
martin_NP
scorsese_JJ
once_RB
described_VBN
the_DT
movies_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
dream_NN
state_NN
--_???
like_RB
taking_NN
dope_NN
,_,
and_CC
immersing_VBG
yourself_PPX
in_IN
an_DT
alternative_NN
world_NN
._.
that_CS
is_BEZ
what_WDT
a_DT
river_NN
runs_VBZ
through_IN
it_PP
does_DOZ
._.
it_PP
exploits_NNS
the_DT
unique_JJ
power_NN
of_IN
cinema_NN
to_IN
engross_IN
you_PP
and_CC
help_VB
to_IN
forget_VB
your_PP$
real_JJ
self_NN
._.
both_RB
times_NNS
i've_???
seen_VBN
it_PP
,_,
its_PP$
been_BEN
hard_JJ
(_(
again_RB
to_IN
quote_NN
scorsese_JJ
)_)
waking_NN
up_RP
._.
but_CC
the_DT
dream_NN
is_BEZ
lovely_JJ
._.
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