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Vacation

Minute to minute, one of the most repellent, mean-spirited gross-out comedies it’s ever been my squirmy displeasure to sit through.

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Staten Island Summer

They don’t make movies that seem to purposefully waste the talents of current “SNL” stars much any more. Well, except for this one.

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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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Staten Island Summer
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Horse Money
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Pixels
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Phoenix
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Paper Towns
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Southpaw
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Samba
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Unexpected
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The Vatican Tapes
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Dark Was the Night
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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
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Interviews

The Importance of Fear: Jason Segel on “The End of the Tour”

An interview with Jason Segel, star of "The End of the Tour."

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Far Flungers

Women Aren't Battle Trophies: A Look at "Pixels"

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An FFC looks at the gross gender politics of "Pixels."

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Tragic fate of a femme fatale; Rachel McAdams does fame her way; My fat, perfect wedding; Incredible shrinking worldview of Woody Allen; Marvel's war on capitalism.

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Look Away, Dixie Land: Reflections on Life in the South, Racist Iconography, and Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing

A reprint of an article by Greg Carpenter about the Confederate Flag.

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Balder and Dash

Who Gets to Be a Hero: A Look Back at "Attack the Block"

With John Boyega's star on the rise with the release of "The Force Awakens" in five months, we look back at his breakthrough in "Attack the Block" and how it feels more current than ever.

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Balder and Dash

You Don’t Have To Be A Movie Buff To Love The Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Play “The Flick,” But It Helps

A piece on the play "The Flick."

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Chaz's Blog

Future Change-Makers Honored at Columbia Links Fundraiser

A report on the July 23rd Columbia Links fundraiser.

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Demanders

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: July 23, 2015

A guide to the latest and greatest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including Ex Machina, It Follows, Clouds of Sils Maria, What We do in the Shadows and more!

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Art house film desert of L.A.; 'Arrested Development' taught me to read the scriptures; Stuart Gordon on "Re-Animator"; Stop writing think-pieces on what you haven't seen; Missing history of Ravensbrück.

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From Clint to Orson: A Conversation with Biographer Patrick McGilligan

An interview with Patrick McGilligan on his books about Clint Eastwood, Orson Welles and more.

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Video Interview: Ian McKellen and Laura Linney on "Mr. Holmes"

An interview with stars Ian McKellen and Laura Linney of "Mr. Holmes."

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You Have to Kill the Judge: Parker Posey on “Irrational Man,” Woody Allen and Christopher Guest

An interview with Parker Posey, star of "Irrational Man."