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The Book of Love

The feature debut of director and co-writer Bill Purple does not feature a single authentic moment. Imperfect would actually be a step up.

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"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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2017 Sundance Film Festival Preview

A preview of what's playing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including some recommendations from what we've seen so far.

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Book Review: "Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936"

A book review of Edward Sorel's "Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936."

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William Peter Blatty: 1928-2017

The work of the late author, writer and director William Peter Blatty will continue to haunt the dreams of readers and moviegoers for generations to come.

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HBO’s “The Young Pope” Offers Unique Television Homily

A review of Paolo Sorrentino's "The Young Pope," starring Jude Law, Diane Keaton and James Cromwell.

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Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete” is a Fun Ride

A review of "Sneaky Pete," the new series premiering on Amazon this Friday.

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Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" an Unfunny Parody of Sadness

A review of Netflix's new series, Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events," which premieres January 13.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room: January 2017: "Sticks & Stones" by Andrew Root

An excerpt from the January 2017 issue of online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room about Denis Villeneuve's "Arrival."

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2017 Golden Globes: Meryl Streep vs. Trumpland

Meryl Streep and other awards recipients shared their thoughts on an America under Donald Trump during last night's Golden Globes ceremony.

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2017 Golden Globes: A "La La Land" Landslide

"La La Land" made Golden Globes history last night with seven awards, including Best Picture (Comedy/Musical).

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Tom Hardy Anchors FX’s Engaging “Taboo”

FX's "Taboo" may not be for everyone but Tom Hardy fans will rejoice.

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The Return of Peter Cushing: Another Look at an Underrated Career

A look at highlights from the career of the great Peter Cushing.

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Preview of the 2017 Golden Globes

A preview of this weekend's upcoming Golden Globes awards ceremony.