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Fist Fight

A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the…

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A Cure for Wellness

As a fetish object, it’s impressive. But as a fully satisfying feature-length drama, it’s a bust.

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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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The Great Wall
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American Fable
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Lovesong
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My Name Is Emily
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From Nowhere
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Keep Quiet
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Unbroken Glass
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In Dubious Battle
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Fifty Shades Darker
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Eroding the Excuses: David Oyelowo on “A United Kingdom”

An interview with David Oyelowo, star and producer of Amma Asante's "A United Kingdom."

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Melika Bass chats with Michael Glover Smith; Drawing away clichés; Franklin Leonard's Hollywood list; On the set of "The Last Picture Show"; Distillation process of adaptation.

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Video Interview: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis on "Fences"

A video interview with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis about the Oscar-nominated film "Fences."

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Interlopers in a Foreign Land: “Beat the Devil” Returns to Theatres

A piece on "Beat the Devil," returning to the Film Forum this weekend.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room February 2017: "'Frost/Nixon' and the Feeling That This Has All Happened Before" by Katherine Webb

An excerpt from the February 2017 issue of online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room about "Frost/Nixon."

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Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami on "Sonita"; Chicago filmmakers on the Trump era; Jamal Joseph on "Chapter and Verse"; Maggie Greenwald on "Sophie and the Rising Sun"; The boy from "Charade".

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Festivals & Awards

Berlin 2017: "The Dinner," "Spoor," "California Dreams"

A report from Berlinale on the latest from Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland and Mike Ott.

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HBO Goes for a Ride with Pete Holmes in “Crashing”

A review of HBO's new sitcom "Crashing."

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Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances: Sam Schacht on Method Acting

An interview with the legendary Sam Schacht about the art of Method Acting.

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How to Live in This World: On “The Brother From Another Planet”

A look at John Sayles' brilliant "The Brother From Another Planet."

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60 Minutes on: "John Wick: Chapter Two"

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A review written in 60 minutes about "John Wick: Chapter Two."

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What Nightmares May Come: How the "Resident Evil" Films and Games Work Together

A history of the "Resident Evil" films and video games, how they've influenced each other, and how the two latest entries split.