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Cartel Land

The film provides a fascinating, on-the-ground account of people struggling with situations that range from challenging to horrific.

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Stray Dog

"Stray Dog" largely succeeds because Granik's technique complements her subject. Both he and the film are modest in their goals and cherish the value 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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Ta-Nehisi Coates writes letter to his son; Robert Frank: the man who saw America; Pizzolatto vs. Fukunaga; Scorsese on "The Third Man"; Dietrich Brüggemann on "Heil."

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Short Films in Focus: Ramin Bahrani’s “Lift You Up”

Ramin Bahrani's first documentary short, including an interview with the director.

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America takes on Trump; "St. Elmo's Fire" turns 30; Music in Sofia Coppola's films; Chat with "Vampire Diaries" DP Darren Ganet; R.I.P. Brian Clark.

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AFI Docs 2015: Table of Contents

The table of contents for RogerEbert.com's complete coverage of AFI Docs 2015.

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Tony Fitzpatrick Publishes "Dime Stories" Book

An excerpt of Tony Fitzpatrick's column, "Dime Stories," which has its first published compilation in stores this month.

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Rape scenes are lazy writing; Penelope Spheeris on "The Decline of Western Civilization"; The new online racism; Affleck and Garner at the box office; Tenth anniversary of "Brokeback Mountain."

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James Horner's Underrated Scores

An essay on the underrated scores of late composer James Horner.

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The Unloved, Part 19: "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

The July 2015 edition of The Unloved looks at Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

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Why Can't Sad Be Fat?

A rebuttal to Joni Edelman's piece on "Inside Out."

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"Inside Out" and the stranglehold of Minnesota Nice; 20th anniversary of "Kids"; Small-screen auteurism of Keith Gordon; Danny Elfman on Tim Burton; John Lasseter on the evolution of storytelling.

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Demanders

“Scream” and “Zoo” Seek to Raise the Summer TV Body Count

MTV's Scream and CBS's Zoo premiere tonight. One is worth your time. Which one?

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Sex Symbol Without Auteur: The Strange Case of the Gina Lollobrigida Filmography

Three films starring Gina Lollobrigida have been released on Blu-ray; Glenn Kenny looks at them and her entire career.