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Winter Sleep

The running time of his new picture Winter Sleep, three hours and change, suggests weight, but at it happens, this movie struck me as both…

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Mr. Turner

Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet…

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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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Festivals & Awards

"Life Itself" Makes Oscar Shortlist, PGA, NBR, BOFCA, NYFCO, WAFCA and EW Top Ten

"Life Itself" makes Oscar shortlist and collects accolades during the awards season.

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Life Itself

Roger Ebert Movie on CNN January 4th

"Life Itself" airs on CNN Sunday, January 4th.

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Hollywood's toxic addiction to franchises; Looking back on "Wolf of Wall Street"; "Avatar" left no pop culture footprint; Elf on the Shelf is dangerous; North Korea is not funny.

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Did North Korea order cyberattack on Sony?; The prestige freak show; "Hunger Games" is dangerous; The strangeness of "Gone with the Wind"; Alfred Hitchcock's final days.

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“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”: The Record-Breaking Bollywood Rom-Com Celebrating 1000 Weeks in Cinemas

A piece on the 1000-week run of "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge."

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More on That Later: The Truth About “Serial”

Some thoughts on the hit podcast "Serial".

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The Ten Best Films of 2014

The ten best films of 2014, as chosen by the film critics of RogerEbert.com.

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"A Small Act" Premieres on Hulu

Roger Ebert's review of Jennifer Arnold's heartwarming 2010 documentary, now available on Hulu.

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"California Split" 40 years later; "Mommy" is my "Boyhood"; The vanishing male worker; How "Lord of the Rings" destroyed the fantasy genre; Caril Fugate on "Badlands."

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Blu-ray: The Year in Review, OR Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide: A “Choose Your Own Adventure” Deciders Feature

A recap and guide to the most interesting Blu-rays of 2014.

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10 Underrated Female Performances of 2014

Ten underrated female performances from 2014 worthy of Oscar consideration.

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Book Excerpt: "Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema" by Tina Hassannia

An excerpt from "Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema" by Tina Hassannia.