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Focus

Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…

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Maps to the Stars

David Cronenberg's film of Bruce Wagner's Hollywood satire-nightmare turns ludicrous situations into operatic tragedy.

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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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Chaz's Blog

Columbia/Urban League Reviews: Table of Contents

A 2015 table of contents for reviews written by students in the Columbia Links journalism program of films including "Afraid of Dark" by May B. and "The N Word" by Todd Williams.

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Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

An obituary for actor/filmmaker Leonard Nimoy.

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Columbia/Urban League "Smile" Reviews: Table of Contents

A 2015 table of contents for reviews written by students in the Columbia Links journalism program of the film "Smile" by Marquis Daisy.

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Crazy "Citizenfour" lawsuit; How to work with your spouse and not kill each other; Chicago's abuse-laden "black site"; Lesser-known MLK speech; Friday is global record release day.

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Video Interview: Julianne Moore on "Maps to the Stars"

A video interview with the Oscar-winning star of "Still Alice," Julianne Moore.

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Oscar's idling empathy machine; "Modern Family" episode filmed on smartphones; Madonna is superhuman; The trailer is not the movie; The works of Tyrus Wong.

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Stick Figure Cinema, by Damian Arlyn

Famous scenes from great movies, re-enacted with stick figures.

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Networks Debut Three New Shows: “Battle Creek,” “Last Man on Earth,” “Secrets and Lies”

Our thoughts on three new shows: ABC's Secrets and Lies, FOX's Last Man on Earth, and CBS's Battle Creek.

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When You Can See the Oscar Winners on Blu-ray

"Birdman," "Whiplash," "The Theory of Everything," and "Big Hero 6" hit Blu-ray just in time to capitalize on their Oscar wins, along with a complete list of how and when to see all of the 2015 Oscar nominees.

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Dissecting Craft: Going Into the Darkness with Colm Feore

An interview with star of stage, film, and TV, Colm Feore.

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Legendary Jazz Trumpeter Clark Terry Passes Away at 94

An obituary for jazz musician Clark Terry, the subject of "Keep On Keepin' On."

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"Smile": A Review by Matthew Reilly

A review of Marquis Daisy's "Smile" by Chicago Urban League student Matthew Reilly.