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The Hitman's Bodyguard

While no one is going to mistake The Hitman’s Bodyguard for high art, it will please those in the mood for late-summer fun.

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Patti Cake$

The sense of place and uniformly superb performances make it worth seeing, and maybe ultimately singing along with.

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"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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Jerry Lewis: 1926-2017

An obituary for the one and only Jerry Lewis.

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The Third Course: Michael Winterbottom on "The Trip to Spain"

An interview with director Michael Winterbottom about "The Trip to Spain," the third installment in his food trilogy.

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Jeanne Moreau and the Art of Refusal

An ode to the late Jeanne Moreau.

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Original Flow: Danielle MacDonald and Geremy Jasper on "Patti Cake$"

The director and star of "Patti Cake$" talk about New Jersey accents, rapping, acting advice and more.

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The Running Men: Benny & Joshua Safdie on "Good Time"

An interview with director duo Benny and Joshua Safdie about their latest gritty New York story, "Good Time."

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Pens to Lens 2017: Stop Motion, Psychological Horror and Chief Illiniwek

Part II of our 2017 Pens to Lens Gala coverage, featuring remarkable short films written by students in Champaign-Urbana.

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“Marvel’s The Defenders” Does Bare Minimum For Netflix Fans

A review of the new Netflix series, "Marvel's The Defenders."

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Pens to Lens 2017: Flowerboys, Werebananas and Opposite Day

Part I of our 2017 Pens to Lens Gala coverage, featuring remarkable short films written by students in Champaign-Urbana.

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More than Mutual Attraction: On "Our Love Story"

Far flung correspondent Seongyong Cho writes about a warm contemporary romance drama from South Korea.

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30 Minutes on: "Elevator to the Gallows"

As much as can be said about Louis Malle's jazzy French noir in 30 minutes.

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It's About Us: The Legacy of "Bonnie and Clyde"

The Ebert Voices crew celebrates a classic as it turns 50 years old, Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde."

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"The Glass Castle" tidies up a disturbing memoir; Paranoid style; Watching "Dunkirk" with autism; Bill Pullman remembers John Candy; Last hurrah of "Beach Party."