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American Sniper

American Sniper proves the dictum “never count an auteur out” by proving itself as Eastwood’s strongest directorial effort since 2009's underrated Invictus pretty much right…

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The Interview

Opportunities at rich satire flatten out into Hangover dude-dope-doodoo jokes, where the premise is that there’s nothing funnier than watching over-privileged grown men act out…

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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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Into the Woods
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Selma
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Annie
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Song of the Sea
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Festivals & Awards

"Life Itself" Makes Oscar Shortlist, PGA, NBR, BOFCA, NYFCO, WAFCA and EW Top Ten

"Life Itself" makes Oscar shortlist and collects accolades during the awards season.

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Joseph Sargent, 1925-2014

An appreciation of Joseph Sargent, Director of many classic television and theatrical films, including "The Taking of Pelham 123."

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Ebertfest 2014 Video Captures the Festival Magic

Shatterglass Studios presents its exclusive video compiling footage from Ebertfest 2014.

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Interviews

Rupert Wyatt Bets on a Remake of “The Gambler”

An interview with Rupert Wyatt, director of "The Gambler."

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Dear Angelina: Thoughts on "Cleopatra"

A letter to Angelina Jolie about the casting of her upcoming take on "Cleopatra."

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Arriving at a Character: The Process of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes

An interview with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes, directors of "Two Days, One Night."

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"Legend of Korra" is subversive; 50 underground filmmakers; How headlines change the way we think; The millennial job paradox; Michelle MacLaren is the best director on TV.

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Far Flungers

Roger Moore's Best: "The Spy Who Loved Me"

An FFC comments on Roger Moore's best James Bond film, "The Spy Who Loved Me."

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A Conversation with Director Ava DuVernay and Actor David Oyelowo

An interview with Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo, director and star of "Selma."

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Life Itself

Roger Ebert Movie on CNN January 4th

"Life Itself" airs on CNN Sunday, January 4th.

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Demanders

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: December 19, 2014

A guide to the latest and greatest on Netflix, On Demand, and Blu-ray/DVD, including "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Magic in the Moonlight," "Frank," and Criterion editions of "Safe" and "Time Bandits."

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The Year After the Year of Racial Cinema

A piece on cinema of 2014 that addressed racial issues in the year after such progress with films like "12 Years a Slave."