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Lucy

Scarlett Johansson is an intriguing blank in Luc Besson's "Lucy," which is stranded somewhere between a stranger-in-a-strange-land action thriller and apocalyptic science fiction.

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Hercules

Dwayne Johnson tries, but he’s surrounded by poor CGI and a terrible adaptation of yet another comic book. Ian McShane steals what little movie there…

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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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Comic-Con 2014: Enter Homer's Dome at The Simpsons World

FXX is launching Simpsons World with a marathon of every episode to date.

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Comic-Con 2014: A Giant Creature Named Bodock

Jana reports on the latest production from the Stan Winston School.

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Roger Ebert is My Superhero

Roger Ebert loved superhero movies but he was a superhero himself to me.

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Meet the Writers: Jana Monji

Jana Monji responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.

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Weird Al hits Number 1; The banality of the celebrity profile; A guy walks into a bar; "Galaxy Quest": The Oral History; Wallace Shawn on Ibsen.

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Joe Swanberg on "Sex Tape"; The problem with "Star Wars"; Advice for writers of color; The necessary evil of Twitter; Jonah Ray hates Sublime's "What I Got."

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Chaz's Blog

Chaz and Roger to be Honored at Black Harvest Film Festival

Chaz and Roger Ebert will be awarded the Deloris Jordan Award for Excellence in Community Leadership at the 20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival.

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Far Flungers

Exploring Israel-Palestine Through Movies, Part 2: Friends and Foes

The second part of our series on exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict through film.

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Interviews

Simply Do it: Talking with Woody Allen About Directorial Style

An interview with Woody Allen about his new film, "Magic in the Moonlight."

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A Celebration of Self-Involvement: The Start of the 2014 SDCC

A preview of the 2014 SDCC and Batman Day!

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Festivals & Awards

The Wrong Time to Be Talking About Movies: Report From the Jerusalem Film Festival

A report on the atmosphere at the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival and its best film, "Maidan."

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" On Sale For "Smart Summer Reading"

News on a major sale on Roger Ebert's memoir, "Life Itself," along with an excerpt from the book.