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Boyhood

Richard Linklater's drama about a young boy growing into manhood is also a film about the fleeting nature of existence.

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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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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Rage
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The Empty Hours
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Closed Curtain
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Me and You
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Life Itself
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It's Gonna Feel All Right: The Musical and Cinematic Legacy of "A Hard Day's Night"

RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz discusses the impact of Richard Lester's great musical comedy "A Hard Day's Night," which revolutionized the use of pop music in cinema and made big-screen stars of the Beatles.

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Seinfeld at 25: or, You Don't Have to Like Characters as Long as You Find Them Interesting

Links to RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz discussing "Seinfeld," which turns 25 this week, and which helped pave the way for a wave of acclaimed series starring characters you wouldn't want to know in life.

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Is V.O.D. the future of indie film?; Revisiting "Great White"; Zach Braff on his critics; Our unrealistic views of death; Gilding the small screen.

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Life Itself

Video Interview: Chaz Ebert on "Life Itself"

Chaz Ebert discusses Steve James' "Life Itself."

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The longest film ever made; Social media spawns outrage; Kanye West is a sanctimonious prat; Binge-watching can be good medicine; 10 films mishandled by the MPAA.

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Demanders

Hot and Cold: Netflix’s "Hemlock Grove" and CBS’s "Extant"

A review of "Extant" and "Hemlock Grove."

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Life Itself

More Upturned Thumbs for "Life Itself"

A collection of rave reviews for Life Itself that came out after its July 4th theatrical premiere.

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Interview: Paul Duane & John Healy of "Barbaric Genius"

The director and subject of "Barbaric Genius," now available on iTunes.

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Festivals & Awards

The 36th Annual Moscow Film Festival

Highlights of the 36th Annual Moscow Film Festival.

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Life Itself Debuts at #1 in Specialty Box Office

"LIFE ITSELF" DEBUTS AT #1 IN SPECIALTY BOX OFFICE

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Far Flungers

Theater with a Capital "T"

An FFC shares memories of the Los Angeles Theater scene.

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Balder and Dash

Book Excerpt: "Film Firsts: The 25 Movies that Created Contemporary American Cinema" by Ethan Alter

An excerpt from "Film Firsts" about the production and influence of "The Blair Witch Project."