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Mortdecai

Not only is it a one-joke characterization, the joke is on the level of a below-average knock-knock joke.

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Son of a Gun

Avery’s more than capable behind the camera, he just needs to be met halfway by his screenwriting, which dwells in overly familiar territory.

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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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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Named Best Documentary by Producer's Guild of America

"Life Itself" won the 2015 Best Documentary award from the Producer's Guild of America.

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Sundance

Sundance 2015 Interview: Christopher Abbott of "James White"

An interview with Christopher Abbott, star of "James White."

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Meet the 2015 Ebert Film Criticism Fellows

Interviews with the 2015 Ebert Fellows conducted by Indiewire's Sam Adams.

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Chatting with Björk; Life and death in Senegal; Why "Life Itself" was snubbed; Disney rejects George Lucas; "American Sniper" is not war propaganda.

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Balder and Dash

"Chi-chi: Tales from the Bass Line" to Screen in Chicago

Chi-chi Nwanoku will attend a screening of Barrie Gavin's documentary, "Chi-chi: Tales from the Bass Line," in Chicago in February 9th.

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Women taking action in Hollywood; Contrasting "Safe" and "Still Alice"; Bridge between love and lipstick; Adrià Julià on Rocky Ascending; What "American Sniper" says about America.

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Sundance

Sundance Memories and Tips: 13 Years in Park City

Memories of over a decade going to the Sundance Film Festival and tips for newcomers.

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Gratitude

A note of thanks from Chaz Ebert to the wonderful people behind "Life Itself."

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: January 21, 2014

A feature on the latest major Blu-ray, Netflix, and On Demand releases, including "Gone Girl," "The Boxtrolls," "The Zero Theorem," "Coherence," and more.

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Interview: Kevin Macdonald Sails the “Black Sea”

An interview with Kevin Macdonald, director of "Black Sea."

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The true tragedy of "American Sniper"; Can America handle the truth on race?; Collapse of the Catholic right; Films that raise accuracy questions; 8 Oscar-worthy performances by Julianne Moore.

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FOX’s “Backstrom” is Most Egregious Midseason Misfire

A TV review of FOX's awful Backstrom.