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Unfinished Business

The characters are not people, but rough drafts of simplistic character-traits, and the actors (game as they all are) cannot create something out of nothing.

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Chappie

The basic questions posed here are ones that have been explored in any number of films over the years, and Chappie brings nothing new to…

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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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Merchants of Doubt
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Faults
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Chaz's Blog

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 "The Homestretch" by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly, "Smile" by Marquis Daisy, "Afraid of Dark" by May B. and "The…

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New era of multicultural television; Birdmen of Tinseltown; Ten required movies for 'Mad Men' cast and crew; Nimoy's photos changed my life; Nick Kroll is leaving because he can.

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Balder and Dash

Smart People Talking: The 25th Anniversary of "The Hunt For Red October"

An appreciation of John McTiernan's "The Hunt for Red October" on its 25th anniversary.

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No universal "right age" for movies; Rise of Will power; Conversation with Madonna; Waitress anthropologist Candacy Taylor; Errol Morris as prosecutor.

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Festivals & Awards

2015 European Union Film Festival Overview

A preview of the 2015 EU Film Festival at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago.

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Demanders

USA’s “Dig” Plays Like Bad Airport Bookstore Fiction

A review of USA's limited thriller series "Dig."

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Opens in Mexico

An essay on the opening of "Life Itself" in Mexico City.

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Chaz's Blog

Columbia/Urban League "The Homestretch" Reviews: Table of Contents

A 2015 table of contents for reviews written by students in the Columbia Links journalism program of the film "The Homestretch" by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly.

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Short Films in Focus: "Adelaide"

We're proud to present the short film "Adelaide" and an interview with its director.

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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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Demanders

Bad Behavior Continues TV Domination with “American Crime,” “CSI:Cyber,” “Broadchurch”

Crime dramas continue to dominate with the premieres of American Crime & CSI: Cyber and the return of Broadchurch.

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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.