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Time Is Illmatic

An excellent documentary that focuses more on why the Illmatic album came to be than how successful it became. Prepare to be schooled in many…

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Men, Women & Children

A potentially interesting premise is handled so badly that what might have been a provocative drama quickly and irrevocably devolves into the technological equivalent of…

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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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Men, Women & Children
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The Boxtrolls
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The Equalizer
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The Two Faces of January
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Good People
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Pride
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Lilting
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Jimi: All Is by My Side
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The Song
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Two Night Stand
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The Zero Theorem
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Tusk
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Interviews

Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal and Molly Smith on “The Good Lie”

An interview with "The Good Life" stars Emmanuel Jal and Ger Duany, and producer Molly Smith.

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"Outlander" and TV's sexual revolution; Chatting with John Carpenter; When cinema stops making sense; "The Simpsons"/"Family Guy" crossover; Soderbergh's "The Knick."

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Balder and Dash

Tonight is What It Means To Be Young: "Streets of Fire" at 30

An appreciation of "Streets of Fire" on its 30th anniversary.

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Demanders

TV Review: “Gracepoint,” “Stalker” Define Problems with Network Television

A review of FOX's disappointing "Gracepoint" and CBS's horrendous "Stalker."

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Far Flungers

Shahid: Man Against the Machines

A review of Hansal Mehta’s 2013 film, "Shahid."

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Festivals & Awards

NYFF 2014: Conflicted Artists Stand Apart in “Saint Laurent,” “Pasolini”

An NYFF dispatch on new films about Yves Saint-Laurent and Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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Chaz's Blog

Last Day to Fund Ella Jenkins Documentary

Help fund the IndieGoGo campaign in its final day of fundraising for the documentary, "Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together."

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Demanders

TV Review: ABC Launches Romantic Comedy Hour with “Manhattan Love Story,” “Selfie”

A review of ABC's "Selife" and "Manhattan Love Story".

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The Safe Dark: “Halloween: The Complete Collection” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Edition”

A review of two new massive horror gift sets for "Halloween" (and its sequels) and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

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Scientists of Television: The Process of "The Americans" and "Hannibal"

An analysis of the similarities and differences between how the creators of FX's "The Americans" and NBC's "Hannibal" approach their characters.

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Migizi Pensoneau on "The Daily Show"; Why NYT TV criticism is so bad; Netflix's terrible selection; David Simon on the death of the middle class; John Cusack: "Hollywood is a whorehouse."

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Festivals & Awards

NYFF 2014: Films Help Define a Cinematic World in Flux

A dispatch from the 2014 NYFF, including "Hill of Freedom," "The Princess of France," "Life of Riley" and "Two Shots Fired."