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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Some of the images sit there unmoving for too long, but that very same stasis also helps create and enforce the underlying tension, the tormented…

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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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Extraterrestrial
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The Circle
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Late Phases
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Happy Valley
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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets
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Bad Hair
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How "Maleficent" subverts Christian symbolism; A crash course in diva; Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly on "The Homestretch"; "Sports Night" was Aaron Sorkin at his best; Peter Erskine on "Whiplash."

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Far Flungers

AFI Fest 2014: Haunting Stories from Abroad

A report on "Song of the Sea" and "Over Your Dead Body" at the 2014 AFI Fest.

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Mike Nichols: 1931-2014

An obituary for Mike Nichols.

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Remembering Mike Nichols; Kathryn Bigelow's experimental short; The rational wonders of Christopher Nolan; Interviewing Billy Wilder; RIP Leigh Chapman.

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Festivals & Awards

Unstoppable: The 2014 Los Cabos Film Festival

A report from the 2014 Los Cabos Film Festival.

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Witness to a Legend: The Career of Gena Rowlands

A moment with Gena Rowlands, legendary actress and star of the new Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.

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AFI Fest 2014: Ripped from the Headlines

A report on "Haemoo," "Foxcatcher" and "American Sniper" from the 2014 AFI Fest.

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Festivals & Awards

AFI Fest 2014: Award winners 'Güeros,' 'The Midnight Swim' and 'Self Made'

A report of the winners at the 2014 AFI Fest.

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“Fury” and “The Imitation Game”: Reflections of Today in Films about WWII

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A piece about how differently "Fury" and "The Imitation Game" transport viewers to World War II and what that says about film in 2014.

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Interviews

Overcoming No: Gina Prince-Bythewood on "Beyond the Lights"

Sam Fragoso interviews the director of "Love and Basketball" and "Beyond the Lights," Gina Prince-Bythewood.

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Life Itself

Mark Kermode Reviews "Life Itself"

A radio review of "Life Itself" from Mark Kermode of The Guardian.

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Charles Champlin: 1926-2014

An obituary for LA Times film critic Charles Champlin.