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Maps to the Stars

David Cronenberg's film of Bruce Wagner's Hollywood satire-nightmare turns ludicrous situations into operatic tragedy.

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The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect is such a limp excuse for a horror movie that it cannot even get a rise out of a couple of kids…

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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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Columbia/Urban League Reviews: Table of Contents

A 2015 table of contents for reviews written by students in the Columbia Links journalism program of films including "Afraid of Dark" by May B. and "The N Word" by Todd Williams.

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The Unloved, Part Fifteen: "The Lone Ranger" & "Heaven's Gate"

This month's Unloved looks at two films deemed disasters: Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate" and Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger"

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Leonard Nimoy's final words of wisdom; Cronenberg on the hardest film he's made; Audiences favor diversity; Reality TV retrospective; What "Amadeus" gets wrong.

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Notes on watching "Aliens" for the first time again, with a bunch of kids

Captain's log: eight fifth graders, one adult, one James Cameron movie.

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Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

An obituary for actor/filmmaker Leonard Nimoy.

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Columbia/Urban League "Smile" Reviews: Table of Contents

A 2015 table of contents for reviews written by students in the Columbia Links journalism program of the film "Smile" by Marquis Daisy.

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Crazy "Citizenfour" lawsuit; How to work with your spouse and not kill each other; Chicago's abuse-laden "black site"; Lesser-known MLK speech; Friday is global record release day.

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"Wild Canaries": A Manhattan Murder Mystery

An analysis of Lawrence Michael Levine's "Wild Canaries" and its ties to classic rom-com capers.

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: February 25, 2014

A guide to the latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya," "St. Vincent," and four fantastic Criterion releases.

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Video Interview: Julianne Moore on "Maps to the Stars"

A video interview with the Oscar-winning star of "Still Alice," Julianne Moore.

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Oscar's idling empathy machine; "Modern Family" episode filmed on smartphones; Madonna is superhuman; The trailer is not the movie; The works of Tyrus Wong.

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Stick Figure Cinema, by Damian Arlyn

Famous scenes from great movies, re-enacted with stick figures.