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Girlhood

What Céline Sciamma is interested in is "moments." There are many moments that linger in the mind long after the film has ended.

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The Loft

The Loft is a film that seems to have been designed specifically to appear in empty theaters in the dead of January.

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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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Hard to Be a God
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Black or White
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Timbuktu
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Son of a Gun
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Sundance

Sundance 2015: Film by Film

Sundance Film Festival 2015 Table of Contents

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Sundance 2015: “Mistress America,” “Z For Zachariah,” “The Forbidden Room”

A dispatch from Sundance including new films by Noah Baumbach, Craig Zobel, and Guy Maddin.

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The epic uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman; How "Selma" got smeared; The fantasy fueling "Sniper"'s popularity; Paradise in Palm Springs; Looking back at "Before Sunrise."

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Sundance 2015: “The Witch,” “It Follows,” Park City at Midnight

A report on the horror films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Sundance 2015 Interview: The Cast and Producers of “Knock Knock”

An interview with Keanu Reeves, co-stars, and producers of "Knock Knock."

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Sundance 2015: “I Am Michael,” “True Story,” “Mississippi Grind,” “Digging For Fire”

A Sundance dispatch on "I Am Michael," "True Story," "Mississippi Grind" and "Digging For Fire".

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"The year of women" at Sundance; "Sniper" proves critics matter; Gene Hackman is still in charge; Kurosawa watches "Solaris" with Tarkovsky; Joel Grey comes out.

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Short Films in Focus: The 2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

A look at the fifteen short films nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Festivals & Awards

Chaz Ebert Invites Young Critics to Cover Black History Month Film Festival

Chaz Ebert, the Chicago Urban League and Columbia College invite students to cover Black History Month Film Festival.

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Sundance 2015: "Western"

A review of the Ross Brothers' "Western" from Sundance 2015.

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Sundance 2015: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

A Sundance review of the great "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

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Festivals & Awards

Opening Night of 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

A report from the opening night of the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.