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The November Man

In this excitingly nasty but ultimately confused action picture, Pierce Brosnan plays a retired government hitman drawn out of retirement to untangle a global political…

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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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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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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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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.

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Demanders

"Justice For Ferguson" to Air on BET

"BET News Special: Justice For Ferguson: The Shooting of Michael Brown" airs at 7pm EST on Friday, August 22nd.