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Mr. Turner

Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet…

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Annie

The new version of "Annie" is fashionably artificial and not very well directed, but its unabashed good cheer is very welcome.

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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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Song of the Sea
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Goodbye to All That
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
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Top Five
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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
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We Are the Giant
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After The Fall
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Festivals & Awards

"Life Itself" Makes Oscar Shortlist, PGA, NBR, BOFCA, NYFCO, WAFCA and EW Top Ten

"Life Itself" makes Oscar shortlist and collects accolades during the awards season.

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"Legend of Korra" is subversive; 50 underground filmmakers; How headlines change the way we think; The millennial job paradox; Michelle MacLaren is the best director on TV.

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Interviews

A Conversation with Director Ava DuVernay and Actor David Oyelowo

An interview with Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo, director and star of "Selma."

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Life Itself

Roger Ebert Movie on CNN January 4th

"Life Itself" airs on CNN Sunday, January 4th.

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Demanders

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: December 19, 2014

A guide to the latest and greatest on Netflix, On Demand, and Blu-ray/DVD, including "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Magic in the Moonlight," "Frank," and Criterion editions of "Safe" and "Time Bandits."

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Hollywood's toxic addiction to franchises; Looking back on "Wolf of Wall Street"; "Avatar" left no pop culture footprint; Elf on the Shelf is dangerous; North Korea is not funny.

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Did North Korea order cyberattack on Sony?; The prestige freak show; "Hunger Games" is dangerous; The strangeness of "Gone with the Wind"; Alfred Hitchcock's final days.

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“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”: The Record-Breaking Bollywood Rom-Com Celebrating 1000 Weeks in Cinemas

A piece on the 1000-week run of "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge."

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More on That Later: The Truth About “Serial”

Some thoughts on the hit podcast "Serial".

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The Individual Top Tens of 2014

Lists from our critics and contributors on the best of 2014.

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The Ten Best Films of 2014

The ten best films of 2014, as chosen by the film critics of RogerEbert.com.

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"A Small Act" Premieres on Hulu

Roger Ebert's review of Jennifer Arnold's heartwarming 2010 documentary, now available on Hulu.