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Fading Gigolo

An imperfect but inarguably original comedy from John Turturro and Woody Allen.

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"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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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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Fans Descend on Anaheim For WonderCon 2014

Jana Monji reports from WonderCon 2014, including details on The Maze Runner, How to Train Your Dragon 2 & Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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Women superheroes; Sexually confused youth; Heterosexuality every after; Beards and more beards; The interiors of Transcendence.

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Cannes releases their lineup; Fargo, the TV show; Landmark anime; Under the Skin and Only Lovers Left Alive; Documentary subjects who don't want to be documentary subjects.

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The panel subjects and panelists for the 16th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival have been announced, including Patton Oswalt, Brie Larson, Steve James, and more.

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Ali Arikan has figured out how AMC's "Mad Men" will end.

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Jonathan Keogh presents an exuberant video about the movies.

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Art and improvement; Vampires on film; Philippines censor board makes a wholesome request; An interview with Jackie Robinson's pen pal; Completed movies that have yet to be released.

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Meet the Writers: Dan Callahan

Writer Dan Callahan responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.

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John Turturro Captures Lost Intimacy in "Fading Gigolo"

John Turturro, actor/writer/director of Fading Gigolo, discusses his career, working with Woody Allen, and cinema's difficulty in capturing true intimacy.

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Moments in everyday life, captured; Hank Aaron's home runs turned into singles; Say Anything 25-years later; Examining Noah through a Jewish lens; A Silicon valley disaster.

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An excerpt from Shadow Philosophy: Plato's Cave and Cinema by Nathan Andersen.