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The King and the Mockingbird

What a tortured path The King and the Mockingbird has taken to reach theaters in the United States, and what a treat it is for…

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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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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
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Extraterrestrial
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V/H/S: Viral
- Brian Tallerico
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Reach Me
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The Circle
- Glenn Kenny
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Late Phases
- Brian Tallerico
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Monk With a Camera
- Godfrey Cheshire
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Happy Valley
- Matt Zoller Seitz
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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets
- Simon Abrams
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Bad Hair
- Sheila O'Malley
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Dumb and Dumber To
- Susan Wloszczyna

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Interviews

Interview: Benedict Cumberbatch on "The Penguins of Madagascar"

An interview with Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Demanders

Shirley Clarke: Made In America

A piece on two new Shirley Clarke restorations, "Portrait of Jason" and "Ornette: Made in America".

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How "Maleficent" subverts Christian symbolism; A crash course in diva; Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly on "The Homestretch"; "Sports Night" was Aaron Sorkin at his best; Peter Erskine on "Whiplash."

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Demanders

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: November 20, 2014

A regular feature on the newest Blu-ray, On Demand, and streaming offerings, including "Mood Indigo," "Tammy," "Jersey Boys," "20,000 Days on Earth," "It Happened One Night," and more.

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Far Flungers

AFI Fest 2014: Haunting Stories from Abroad

A report on "Song of the Sea" and "Over Your Dead Body" at the 2014 AFI Fest.

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Mike Nichols: 1931-2014

An obituary for Mike Nichols.

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Remembering Mike Nichols; Kathryn Bigelow's experimental short; The rational wonders of Christopher Nolan; Interviewing Billy Wilder; RIP Leigh Chapman.

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Festivals & Awards

Unstoppable: The 2014 Los Cabos Film Festival

A report from the 2014 Los Cabos Film Festival.

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Witness to a Legend: The Career of Gena Rowlands

A moment with Gena Rowlands, legendary actress and star of the new Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.

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AFI Fest 2014: Ripped from the Headlines

A report on "Haemoo," "Foxcatcher" and "American Sniper" from the 2014 AFI Fest.

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Festivals & Awards

AFI Fest 2014: Award winners 'Güeros,' 'The Midnight Swim' and 'Self Made'

A report of the winners at the 2014 AFI Fest.

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Balder and Dash

“Fury” and “The Imitation Game”: Reflections of Today in Films about WWII

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A piece about how differently "Fury" and "The Imitation Game" transport viewers to World War II and what that says about film in 2014.