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Transcendence

"Transcendence" is a serious science fiction movie filled with big ideas and powerful images, but it never quite coheres, and the end is a copout.

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Heaven Is for Real

Faith-based film tries reaching past its audience, but falls back on preaching to its own choir way too much.

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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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Heaven Is for Real
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Joe
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Only Lovers Left Alive
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Rio 2
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Draft Day
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The Railway Man
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Oculus
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Cannes releases their lineup; Fargo, the TV show; Landmark anime; Under the Skin and Only Lovers Left Alive; Documentary subjects who don't want to be documentary subjects.

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Festivals & Awards

Live-Streamed Panels Announced For 16th Annual Ebertfest

The panel subjects and panelists for the 16th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival have been announced, including Patton Oswalt, Brie Larson, Steve James, and more.

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Art and improvement; Vampires on film; Philippines censor board makes a wholesome request; An interview with Jackie Robinson's pen pal; Completed movies that have yet to be released.

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Balder and Dash

Meet the Writers: Dan Callahan

Writer Dan Callahan responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.

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Moments in everyday life, captured; Hank Aaron's home runs turned into singles; Say Anything 25-years later; Examining Noah through a Jewish lens; A Silicon valley disaster.

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Book Excerpt: Shadow Philosophy: Plato's Cave and Cinema

An excerpt from Shadow Philosophy: Plato's Cave and Cinema by Nathan Andersen.

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Our history with public housing; Nasty Amazon reviews; Interview with Jim Jarmusch; Adam Pearson, profiled; Norman Lloyd, alive and kicking.

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My Favorite Roger: Olivia Collette

Olivia Collette chooses her favorite piece of Roger's writing.

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Demanders

AMC’s “Mad Men” Begins Final Descent

The final season of "Mad Men" begins with the familiar routines of its damaged characters but they have more tragic resonance than ever.

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In Defense of the Expert Review

A response to Sam Adams' piece at CriticWire in defense of the expert critic.

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Patrick Wang's "In the Family" Captures Intimate Human Drama

FFC Seongyong Cho looks at Ebertfest 2013 film "In the Family" from Patrick Wang.

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Statue of Roger Ebert to Be Unveiled on Second Day of Ebertfest

It was announced this week that the life-size bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert that will reside outside of the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois will take its place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at noon