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An article about Roger Ebert's induction into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame slated for August 19th.

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HFPA Annual Grants Banquet Set for August 2nd

A report on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's upcoming grants banquet on August 2nd.

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Thinking Outside the Box: Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary on "Brigsby Bear"

An interview with co-writer/actor Kyle Mooney and director Dave McCary about their new film, "Brigsby Bear."

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NBC Invites Viewers to Travel to “Midnight, Texas”

A review of the new NBC series "Midnight, Texas," from the author of "True Blood."

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Fantasia 2017, Day 8: “Dead Shack,” “Better Watch Out,” “A Day”

My last three films from Fantasia Festival 2017, zombies, home invaders, and a sci-fi "Groundhog Day" riff.

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Fantasia 2017, Day 7: “The Endless,” “The Laplace’s Demon,” “Lowlife”

On three of the best films from this year's Fantasia Festival in Montreal.

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Netflix's "Ozark" is a Mindless Puzzle

A review of the new drama series "Ozark," now streaming on Netflix.

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Fantasia 2017, Day 6: “Bad Genius,” “Super Dark Times”

A dispatch on two of the best films from Fantasia 2017.

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Disney Legends were celebrated and animation films were previewed at this past D23 Expo.

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"A Wrinkle in Time," "Mary Poppins Returns," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and More at D23 Expo 2017

Disney previewed their upcoming live-action features during this year's D23 Expo.

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That Feeling of Connection: Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm on "Landline"

An interview with the co-writer/director Gillian Robespierre and co-writer Elisabeth Holm about their new comedy, "Landline."