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A Letter to Momo

Even scenes that work, such as a climax on a rain-soaked bridge, feel like they could have been trimmed by a few hand-drawn frames. Maybe…

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Cannibal

Visually striking and confident but frustratingly hollow in terms of character and narrative.

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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 Purge: Anarchy
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Sex Tape
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I Origins
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Alive Inside
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Persecuted
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Among Ravens
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Joe Swanberg on "Sex Tape"; The problem with "Star Wars"; Advice for writers of color; The necessary evil of Twitter; Jonah Ray hates Sublime's "What I Got."

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Chaz's Blog

Chaz and Roger to be Honored at Black Harvest Film Festival

Chaz and Roger Ebert will be awarded the Deloris Jordan Award for Excellence in Community Leadership at the 20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival.

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Simply Do it: Talking with Woody Allen About Directorial Style

An interview with Woody Allen about his new film, "Magic in the Moonlight."

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" On Sale For "Smart Summer Reading"

News on a major sale on Roger Ebert's memoir, "Life Itself," along with an excerpt from the book.

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Jimmy Fallon Gives “Life Itself” Two Thumbs Up

Chaz Ebert's July 18th appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

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Far Flungers

Exploring Israel-Palestine through Movies: Part 1

The first part in a four-part series on what film can teach us about the relationship between Israel and Palestine.

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Interview: Rob Reiner Teams Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in "And So It Goes"

An interview with Rob Reiner, director of "And So It Goes," starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.

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Interview: Paul Scheer of "How Did This Get Made?"

An interview with Paul Scheer, star of FXX's "The League" and the podcast "How Did This Get Made?"

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Advice for Journalists and writers of color; the virtues and pitfalls of tossing brickbats online; 'Eyes Wide Shut' at 15; 'Pickpocket' on Blu-ray.

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Remembering James Garner; Jerusalem Film Festival; Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on "At the Movies"; Val Kilmer in "Tombstone"; DC Comics' Diversity Crisis.

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Objects That Take On a Life of Their Own: An Interview with Michel Gondry

An interview with Michel Gondry, director of "Mood Indigo."

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Life Itself

Video: The Many Voices of Roger Ebert

A video about "Life Itself" and the way Steve James uses different tactics to adapt Roger Ebert's memoir and "voice" to film.