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Timbuktu

A work of almost breathtaking visual beauty that manages to ravish the heart while dazzling the eye simultaneously, neither at the expense of the other.

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Black or White

This racially charged domestic drama about a custody battle over a mixed-race child is painfully honest but also painful—and not in a good way.

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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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Sundance

Sundance 2015: Film by Film

Sundance Film Festival 2015 Table of Contents

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Sundance 2015: “The Witch,” “It Follows,” Park City at Midnight

A report on the horror films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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"The year of women" at Sundance; "Sniper" proves critics matter; Gene Hackman is still in charge; Kurosawa watches "Solaris" with Tarkovsky; Joel Grey comes out.

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Festivals & Awards

Chaz Ebert Invites Young Critics to Cover Black History Month Film Festival

Chaz Ebert, the Chicago Urban League and Columbia College invite students to cover Black History Month Film Festival.

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Sundance 2015: "Western"

A review of the Ross Brothers' "Western" from Sundance 2015.

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Sundance 2015: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

A Sundance review of the great "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

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Opening Night of 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

A report from the opening night of the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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Sundance 2015 Interview: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck on “Mississippi Grind”

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An interview with Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck of "Mississippi Grind".

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Interviews

Speaking for a Generation: Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie and Mike Binder on "Black or White"

A feature article on "Black or White," including interviews with Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie and director Mike Binder.

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Sundance 2015: “The Stanford Prison Experiment”

A review of Sundance drama "The Stanford Prison Experiment".

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Sundance 2015 Interview: Jason Sudeikis & Leslye Headland on “Sleeping with Other People”

An interview with Jason Sudeikis and Leslye Headland for "Sleeping with Other People."

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Sundance 2015: "Brooklyn"

A review of "Brooklyn," starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, and Domnhall Gleeson.