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Land Ho!

"Land Ho!" is both a small film and an unabashed wannabe crowd pleaser, but it’s also one whose subtle capturing of behavior and longing resonates…

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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

Video Interview: Chaz Ebert on "Life Itself"

Chaz Ebert discusses Steve James' "Life Itself."

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The longest film ever made; Social media spawns outrage; Kanye West is a sanctimonious prat; Binge-watching can be good medicine; 10 films mishandled by the MPAA.

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Demanders

Hot and Cold: Netflix’s "Hemlock Grove" and CBS’s "Extant"

A review of "Extant" and "Hemlock Grove."

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Life Itself

More Upturned Thumbs for "Life Itself"

A collection of rave reviews for Life Itself that came out after its July 4th theatrical premiere.

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Interviews

Interview: Paul Duane & John Healy of "Barbaric Genius"

The director and subject of "Barbaric Genius," now available on iTunes.

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Festivals & Awards

The 36th Annual Moscow Film Festival

Highlights of the 36th Annual Moscow Film Festival.

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Life Itself

Life Itself Debuts at #1 in Specialty Box Office

"LIFE ITSELF" DEBUTS AT #1 IN SPECIALTY BOX OFFICE

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Far Flungers

Theater with a Capital "T"

An FFC shares memories of the Los Angeles Theater scene.

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Balder and Dash

Book Excerpt: "Film Firsts: The 25 Movies that Created Contemporary American Cinema" by Ethan Alter

An excerpt from "Film Firsts" about the production and influence of "The Blair Witch Project."

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Paul Apted dies; The neo-liberal rhetoric of trauma; Universe may be a hologram; Skyler Page out of Cartoon Network; Indie filmmakers in conversation.

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Life Itself

Twitter Responds to "Life Itself"

A collection of our favorite tweets about Steve James' "Life Itself."

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"Life Itself" movie reviews; Frances Dodds on Roger; Filmmaker Magazine interviews Steve James; "Midnight Rider" filmmakers charged; Natural remedy to repel mosquitoes.