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Video Review: 'Gray's Anatomy'

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Once again monologuist Gray (Swimming to Cambodia) demonstrates that it is possible to thoroughly entertain while sitting in a chair — albeit one that sometimes travels across the frame as if on a conveyor belt — telling a long, digressive anecdote. Directed by Steven Soderbergh,who invigorates the static compositions with bizarre lighting and distorting lenses, Anatomy is the engrossing, hilarious tale of Gray’s attempts to treat a serious eye condition. Alternatives to surgery, such as a visit to the ”Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons,” form the narrative. The squeamish should fast-forward past the opening black-and-white section, in which other folks discuss their own eye traumas in faint-inducing detail. B

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