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The Second Mother

A domestic comedy-drama that starts off from a fairly pat premise but builds strength over the course of its careful, empathetic, and crafty unpeeling of…

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Z for Zachariah

Chiwetel Eijiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine star in this low-key post-apocalyptic drama about a Garden of Eden that's not big enough for three people.

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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 Original Primal Storyteller: Sir Ben Kingsley on "Learning to Drive"

An interview with Sir Ben Kingsley, star of "Learning to Drive".

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Chaz Ebert to Speak at TEDx Conference in Kansas City

A news story about the TedxKC event at which Chaz Ebert will speak.

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"Belle" explains white America's response to racism; Tarantino on "The Hateful Eight"; The bravery of Emmett Till's uncle; In praise of the imperfect photograph; John McNaughton on "The Harvest."

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In a Lonely Place: "Noir City 7" Starts in Chicago

A preview of Noir City 7, starting this weekend in Chicago.

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ScreenCraft and BondIt Fund Short Films with Production Grants!

A report on the short film production grant launched by ScreenCraft and BondIt.

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It's Not the Violence: The Dowdle Brothers on "No Escape"

An interview with John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, directors of "No Escape."

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Helena Bonham Carter on "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet"

An interview with the Oscar-nominated actress, Helena Bonham Carter.

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Emmett Till Honored With Events Commemorating 60th Anniversary of His Death

A report on the scheduled events commemorating the 60th anniversary of Emmett Till's death.

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Deborah Kampmeier on "Hounddog"; Today's reductive emotional landscape; Not a reboot, a repackaging; Riding tall on a rebellion frontier; When brown actors play white characters.

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More Mountains to Climb: Sam Elliott on “Grandma”

An interview with the one and only Sam Elliott.

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Balder and Dash

Straight Outta Culture: Sexism in Black and White

A piece on the response to the sexism in "Straight Outta Compton."

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You Must Remember This

An appreciation of Ingrid Bergman on her centenary, with interviews with Pia Lindstrom, Ingrid Rossellini and Isabella Rossellini.