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Life of Crime

While it doesn’t hit the highs of the very best movies based on Elmore Leonard’s works, it’s also far less slick and ingratiating than the…

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The Last of Robin Hood

A title as good as "The Last of Robin Hood" deserves a better movie. In fact, it deserves a good 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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The Congress
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The Calling
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Jamie Marks Is Dead
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The Notebook
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The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
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Patema Inverted
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Last Weekend
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The November Man
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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
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Starred Up
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That Man from Rio
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The right kind of 90s nostalgia; Cynthia Rothrock: Expendabelle; Favorite Fincher moments; Ten underrated 2014 performances; Chatting with Whit Stillman.

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David Chase comments on Tony Soprano's fate; How writers find their voices; The 'Star Wars' Lucas wants to forget; 20 overlooked 60s thrillers; Hollywood's new hit factory.

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Demanders

The History Channel’s “Houdini” Fails to Capture Magic of Its Subject

The History Channel tries to bring Harry Houdini back to life with a two-night mini-series. They fail.

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“The Art of John Alvin” Captures Lost Art of Movie Poster Magic

A feature about John Alvin, movie poster artist and the subject of "The Art of John Alvin."

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" to Screen at the Tivoli Theatre

"Life Itself" screens at 7:30pm Monday, August 25th, at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove.

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Interviews

Truly Intelligent Romance: A Few Words with Mark Duplass

An interview with Mark Duplass, writer and star of "The One I Love."

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Patty McCormack in "The Bad Seed"; Congress harasses Laverne Cox; Remembering Richard Attenborough; Frank Miller's Dark Night; Reflections on "One Hour Photo."

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Richard Attenborough: 1923-2014

Lord Richard Attenborough, legendary director and actor, has passed away at the age of 91.

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Beyond Ferguson: Pop Culture through the Lens of Race

Much progress has been made in representing African-American life onscreen, but there's a long way to go.

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Life Itself

Yes, "Life Itself" Is Still In Theaters and On VOD Platforms

An updated list of the theatrical venues and VOD platforms currently screening "Life Itself."

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Festivals & Awards

Ebertfest Receives Grant From the HFPA

Ebertfest receives a 2014 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

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Dangers facing journalists like James Foley; 11 things that shouldn’t be said to black people; Mara Wilson on Robin Williams; Reflections on "The Big Sleep"; R.I.P. Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide.