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Birdman

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Rudderless

If this directorial outing was in any sense an audition for the talented Mr. Macy, he should be congratulated on passing it.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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NYFF 2014: My Favorite Year

A recap of the 2014 New York Film Festival by critics Godfrey Cheshire & Scout Tafoya.

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Inaugural Roger Ebert Award Presented to “La Tirisia”

The first annual Roger Ebert Award has been presented at the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Happy birthday Udo Kier; Reflections on "All That Jazz"; 10 essential Nicolas Roeg films; The abortion conversation we need to have; I just can't watch "Marry Me."

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Balder and Dash

That brilliant laugh: Elizabeth Pena, 1961-2014

An appreciation of Elizabeth Pena.

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The Roger Ebert Award to be Presented October 17th

The Roger Ebert Award will be presented at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Friday, October 17th.

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"The San Francisco Bay Guardian" shuts down; Gabriel García Márquez chats with Akira Kurosawa; Kim Dickens on Fincher's "woman problem"; Comedy club charges per laugh; R.I.P. Elizabeth Peña.

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Life Itself

Chaz Ebert and Steve James to Discuss "Life Itself" at Chicago Humanities Festival

Chaz Ebert and Steve James will discuss "Life Itself" at the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival.

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Book Excerpt: “Approaching the End: Imagining Apocalypse in American Film” by Peter Labuza

An excerpt from “Approaching the End: Imagining Apocalypse in American Film” by Peter Labuza about Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven".

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"1941": An Appreciation and Interview with Bob Gale

An appreciation of "1941" and interview with Bob Gale.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room October 2014: “The Flower of Evil” by Karina Wolf

An excerpt from the October 2014 edition of "Bright Wall/Dark Room" on "The Hunger."

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Interview: Cary Elwes on the Lasting Power of “The Princess Bride”

An interview with Cary Elwes about "The Princess Bride."

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NYFF 2014 Interview: Debra Granik

A video interview with director Debra Granik from NYFF 2014.