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Pride

Takes a formulaic approach but is ultimately very effective in its retelling of the fundraising activities of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. Would make…

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The Boxtrolls

"The Boxtrolls" is a beautiful example of the potential in LAIKA's stop-motion approach, and the images onscreen are tactile and layered. But, as always, it's…

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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 Boxtrolls
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The Equalizer
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The Two Faces of January
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Good People
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Jimi: All Is by My Side
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Lilting
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The Song
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Two Night Stand
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The Zero Theorem
- Matt Zoller Seitz
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Tusk
- Simon Abrams
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This Is Where I Leave You
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A Walk Among the Tombstones
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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Debuts in London at Dogwoof Weekender, Continues its Run

"Life Itself" debuts in London as part of the Dogwoof Weekender, and is currently screening at various other venues.

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Migizi Pensoneau on "The Daily Show"; Why NYT TV criticism is so bad; Netflix's terrible selection; David Simon on the death of the middle class; John Cusack: "Hollywood is a whorehouse."

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Festivals & Awards

NYFF 2014: Films Help Define a Cinematic World in Flux

A dispatch from the 2014 NYFF, including "Hill of Freedom," "The Princess of France," "Life of Riley" and "Two Shots Fired."

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Festivals & Awards

NYFF 2014: Opening Weekend Films "La Sapienza" and "Gone Girl" Display Artistic Depth of Fest

This is a dispatch about the first weekend of NYFF 2014, including Green's "La Sapienza" and Fincher's "Gone Girl".

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Festivals & Awards

NYFF 2014: Help Us Out New York!

A piece on four films from the opening week of the 2014 New York Film Festival: "Heaven Knows What," "Seymour, an Introduction," "Stray Dog" and "Beloved Sisters."

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The movies' greatest pop music moments; Filmmakers can use drones; Lena Dunham's advice series; The genius of "Lolita"; How men talk about relationships in rom-coms.

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Balder and Dash

New Trailer Released For the Wachowski's "Jupiter Ascending"

The trailer for "Jupiter Ascending," from Lana and Andy Wachowski.

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Demanders

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: September 25, 2014

A special edition of the Home Entertainment Consumer Guide on Blu-ray releases for 9/23/14, including "Ida," "The Innocents," "Macbeth," "Neighbors," "The Rover" and more.

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MZS

Why my video essay about "All that Jazz" is not on the Criterion blu-ray

Bob Fosse's masterpiece "All That Jazz" jumps back and forth through the past and the present, and through memory and fantasy, but it also collects the history of film editing in one story.

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Chaz Ebert to Honor Documentarians at Diverse Voices in Docs 2014 Graduation

Chaz Ebert, Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop will honor documentarians of color at the Diverse Voices in Docs 2014 graduation.

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Is feature filmmaking dead?; Gripes with "This Is Where I Leave You"; Remembering Peter von Bagh; "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in black-and-white; B. Ruby Rich on "Life Itself."

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Demanders

TV Review: Martin Scorsese's "The 50 Year Argument"

A review of Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's "The 50 Year Argument," airing on HBO this Monday, September 29.