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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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Transformers: The Last Knight
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All Eyez on Me
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Cars 3
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The Book of Henry
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47 Meters Down
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Score: A Film Music Documentary
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The Journey
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Kill Switch
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Once Upon a Time in Venice
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Rough Night
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It’s Hard to See the Point of Spike TV’s “The Mist”

A review of Spike TV's adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist.

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Writer Profiles: Brian Tallerico

A profile of managing editor Brian Tallerico.

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The body count

I've never held a handgun in my life. I did some rifle target shooting with the ROTC in college. That's it with me and firearms. Does this make me less of an American? I think handguns are dangerous, and the…

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The Passenger: Bertrand Tavernier on "My Journey Through French Cinema"

An interview with filmmaker and critic Bertrand Tavernier about his new film, "My Journey Through French Cinema."

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If I Had an Emmy Ballot 2017

The best of the 2016-17 TV season in Emmy ballot form.

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Paul McCartney: Give My Regards to Broad Street

An interview with Paul McCartney.

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Bleeding in the Middle of a Desert: Ana Lily Amirpour on “The Bad Batch”

An interview with Ana Lily Amirpour, writer/director of "The Bad Batch."

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BAMcinemaFest 2017: “En el Séptimo Dia,” “Princess Cyd”

A report on two excellent films from this past weekend's BAM from Stephen Cone and Jim McKay.

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30 Minutes on: "King Kong Escapes"

Easily the silliest King Kong movie ever made, but also one of the most gloriously enjoyable.

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A Collection of Roger's Pixar Reviews

A look back at all of Roger's reviews of films made by Pixar Animation Studios.

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The Heart of the Film: Matt Schrader and Marco Beltrami on “Score: A Film Music Documentary”

An interview with the director of "Score: A Film Music Documentary" and one of its subjects.

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Remember the risks: Filmmaker Ira Sachs talks about the lessons he learned from his debut feature "The Delta"

Filmmaker Ira Sachs ("Forty Shades of Blue," "Little Men") talks about the impact of his first feature, “The Delta,” on his life and career, and the lessons he drew from its production.