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John Wick

The film breathes exhilarating life into its tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and–most importantly–a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves.

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Citizenfour

Though superlatives can mischaracterize any movie’s qualities, it is not an overstatement, I think, to call “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ film about Edward Snowden, the movie…

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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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More Than a Superstar: “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown”

A review of Alex Gibney's "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown," airing on HBO on Monday, October 27.

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Nominated for Best Documentary by the Gotham Awards

"Life Itself" is nominated by the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards for Best Documentary.

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Why "Mrs. Doubtfire" is Robin Williams's greatest role; Alex Ross Perry on "Listen Up Philip"; Keanu Reeves on "John Wick"; Blackwater founder remains free; Six films to remember from Chicago fest.

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Balder and Dash

A Single Consciousness: The Cinema of Terence Davies

An excerpt from Michael Koresky's new book about the great filmmaker Terence Davies, the Marcel Proust of Liverpool.

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Interviews

Identity Versus Self: Justin Simien on "Dear White People"

A conversation with "Dear White People" writer/director Justin Simien at the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival.

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Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson remember L.M. "Kit" Carson

Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson remember L.M. "Kit" Carson, who helped them get their start in the movie business.

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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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No Safety Net: Eugenia Yuan on “Revenge of the Green Dragons”

An interview with Eugenia Yuan, star of "Revenge of the Green Dragons."

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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 Tonight at the 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."