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Listen Up Philip

The terrific cast all delves into the material full-bore, which contributes to its peculiar resonance. Perry may hate everyone and everything, but in making a…

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Private Violence

A look at the complexity of domestic violence, especially when it comes to the difficulty of prosecuting abusers in a court of law, "Private Violence"…

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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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Private Violence
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Rudderless
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Birdman
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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
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Fury
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Dear White People
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The Book of Life
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Housebound
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The Best of Me
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Young Ones
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Watchers of the Sky
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Camp X-Ray
- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Balder and Dash

A free man: L.M. "Kit" Carson, 1941-2014

An appreciation of filmmaker, writer and actor L.M. "Kit" Carson, a singular talent.

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Demanders

Walerian Borowczyk’s Psychopathia Sexualis

A piece on the work of Walerian Borowczyk.

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Screens October 22nd at Chicago International Film Festival

"Life Itself" screens at 8pm Wednesday, October 22nd, at the Chicago International Film Festival.

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The roots of reactionary rage; Dietrich Brüggemann on "Stations of the Cross"; Paul Schrader's silent protest; Case closed on murder of Bulgarian defector; Author tracks down her troll.

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Far Flungers

"Ramchand Pakistani": An Odyssey of Two Worlds

An FFC review of "Ramchand Pakistani."

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Demanders

Beauty In The Broken: Filmmaker Bill Morrison’s Visions of Decay Celebrated in New Box Set

A review of the Blu-ray/DVD box set, "Bill Morrison: Collected Works."

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Festivals & Awards

CIFF 2014: Awards Led by "The President"

A recap of the awards winners of the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival.

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Festivals & Awards

Inaugural Roger Ebert Award Presented to “La Tirisia”

The first annual Roger Ebert Award has been presented at the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Happy birthday Udo Kier; Reflections on "All That Jazz"; 10 essential Nicolas Roeg films; The abortion conversation we need to have; I just can't watch "Marry Me."

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Balder and Dash

That brilliant laugh: Elizabeth Pena, 1961-2014

An appreciation of Elizabeth Pena.

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Festivals & Awards

The Roger Ebert Award to be Presented October 17th

The Roger Ebert Award will be presented at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Friday, October 17th.

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"The San Francisco Bay Guardian" shuts down; Gabriel García Márquez chats with Akira Kurosawa; Kim Dickens on Fincher's "woman problem"; Comedy club charges per laugh; R.I.P. Elizabeth Peña.