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The Congress

"The Congress" is a roll call of the orgiastic pleasures and bountiful comforts that art provides, and, a reminder of what waits for us when…

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As Above, So Below

It's that rare found-footage film with a strong premise, a memorably eccentric style, and plenty of energy to burn. It's also poorly conceived, and hard…

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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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As Above, So Below
- Simon Abrams
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The Last of Robin Hood
- Matt Zoller Seitz
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Life of Crime
- Glenn Kenny
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The Calling
- Brian Tallerico
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Jamie Marks Is Dead
- Susan Wloszczyna
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The Notebook
- Godfrey Cheshire
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The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
- Simon Abrams
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Patema Inverted
- Brian Tallerico
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Last Weekend
- Peter Sobczynski
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The November Man
- Matt Zoller Seitz
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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
- Godfrey Cheshire
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Starred Up
- Brian Tallerico

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Festivals & Awards

Telluride 2014: True Stories Turn to Festival Hits in "The Imitation Game," "The Price of Fame"

A Telluride response to Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" and Xavier Beauvois' "The Price of Fame."

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Far Flungers

What It Means "To Be Takei"

A personal appreciation of George Takei in light of the release of "To Be Takei."

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Festivals & Awards

The 41st Annual Telluride Film Festival Preview

A preview of the 2014 Telluride Film Festival, which runs August 29-September 1, 2014.

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The right kind of 90s nostalgia; Cynthia Rothrock: Expendabelle; Favorite Fincher moments; Ten underrated 2014 performances; Chatting with Whit Stillman.

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Demanders

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: August 28, 2014

The best recent releases on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "Blue Ruin," "Middle of Nowhere," "Only Lovers Left Alive," and "Love Streams."

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David Chase comments on Tony Soprano's fate; How writers find their voices; The 'Star Wars' Lucas wants to forget; 20 overlooked 60s thrillers; Hollywood's new hit factory.

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Balder and Dash

“The Art of John Alvin” Captures Lost Art of Movie Poster Magic

A feature about John Alvin, movie poster artist and the subject of "The Art of John Alvin."

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Interviews

Interview: Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse on what Hollywood’s love of blockbusters means for the rest of us

An interview with Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse, author of “Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment.”

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Life Itself

Chaz Ebert and Steve James to Appear at Chicago Humanities Festival

Chaz Ebert and Steve James will discuss "Life Itself" at the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival.

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" to Screen at the Tivoli Theatre

"Life Itself" screens at 7:30pm Monday, August 25th, at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove.

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Truly Intelligent Romance: A Few Words with Mark Duplass

An interview with Mark Duplass, writer and star of "The One I Love."

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Patty McCormack in "The Bad Seed"; Congress harasses Laverne Cox; Remembering Richard Attenborough; Frank Miller's Dark Night; Reflections on "One Hour Photo."