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Wish I Was Here

It is sincere, funny, thoughtful and spiritual, often poignant, and with a deep strain of existential worry running underneath the whole thing.

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Mood Indigo

Even if you have a high tolerance for whimsy, "Mood Indigo" may still be too much.

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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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Remembering James Garner; Jerusalem Film Festival; Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on "At the Movies"; Val Kilmer in "Tombstone"; DC Comics' Diversity Crisis.

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Objects That Take On a Life of Their Own: An Interview with Michel Gondry

An interview with Michel Gondry, director of "Mood Indigo."

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Remembering Elaine Stritch; The Eddie Murphy Raw Burger; Black Twitter is Dead; Writer Escapes His Pederast; Deleted Scenes from "Twin Peaks" Movie.

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Elaine Stritch: 1925-2014

An obituary for the legendary star of stage and screen, Elaine Stritch.

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: July 17, 2014

The best new releases on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, VOD, and Blu-ray/DVD.

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"Speed" vs. "True Lies"; 50 Most Underrated Films; What Our Blockbusters Get Wrong About Women; Louis C.K.'s e-mails; 100 Directors' Rules of Filmmaking.

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Interview: Richard Linklater on the 12-year Journey to “Boyhood”

An interview with Richard Linklater, writer/director of "Boyhood."

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From "Rio Bravo" to "The Insider": The Western Roots of Michael Mann's Film on Its 15th Anniversary

An appreciation of Michael Mann's "The Insider" on its 15th anniversary that connects Michael Mann's film with the westerns of Howard Hawks.

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Interview: Mike Cahill & Michael Pitt Dissect "I Origins"

An interview with actor Michael Pitt and writer/director Mike Cahill on their new film, "I Origins."

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Apologizing for the Manic Pixie Dream Girl; what to do about clickbait web sites that pretend to peddle "satire"; why it's important to give credit; "24: Live Another Day" ends its run.

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TV Review: USA & FX Tread Familiar Ground in New Series

A review of FX's "Married" & "You're the Worst" and USA's "Rush" & "Satisfaction."

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Interview: Peter Biskind Revisits "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls"

Author Peter Biskind revisits four auteurs from the '70s--Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, and Terrence Malick.