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Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.

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Trashy, goofy, and surprisingly sincere, this superhero fantasy is better than you expect but not as good as it should be.

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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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Power Rangers
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CHiPS
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The Most Hated Woman in America
- Brian Tallerico
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Dig Two Graves
- Peter Sobczynski
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Wilson
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I Called Him Morgan
- Glenn Kenny
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I, Olga Hepnarova
- Godfrey Cheshire
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Prevenge
- Simon Abrams
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Bokeh
- Nick Allen
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American Anarchist
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A Woman, a Part
- Glenn Kenny
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T2 Trainspotting
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Festivals & Awards

SXSW 2017: Table of Contents

A complete table of contents for all of our coverage of SXSW 2017.

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Festivals & Awards

"Hair," "To Sleep with Anger" and More Set to Screen at Ebertfest 2017

An article about various films set to screen at Ebertfest 2017, including the opening night selection, "Hair."

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Chaz's Journal

Adventures in Cuba

An article about my recent trip to Cuba and a reprint of Monica Castillo's article about returning to Cuba.

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Balder and Dash

Shane Salerno’s Journey South of the Border: The Screenwriter in the Video Game World

What does a Hollywood screenwriter bring to a video game? A review of "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands," written by a movie screenwriter.

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“Rat Film,” “Whose Streets?”, “The Cinema Travelers” Among Highlights at DOC10 Film Festival

A preview of Chicago's second-annual DOC10 Film Festival, highlighting eight films including "The Cinema Travelers," "Whose Streets?" and "Rat Film."

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Chicago Stories: From Projects to Playboys

An article about two upcoming tv shows that screened at the Chicago International Television Festival.

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Demanders

FOX's Ambitious “Shots Fired” Rises Above Melodrama

A review of FOX's "Shots Fired," premiering March 22 at 8/7c.

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Mysterious Beauty: A David Lynch Retrospective Comes to IFC Center

A celebration of director David Lynch's filmography in anticipation of an upcoming retrospective at the IFC Center in New York.

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Interviews

A Movie Can Be a Poem: Oz Perkins on “The Blackcoat’s Daughter”

May Contain Spoilers

An interview with Oz Perkins, writer/director of "The Blackcoat's Daughter."

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Man on the run: the haunted grace of "The Fugitive"

May Contain Spoilers

A classic thriller that moves with a sense of purpose.

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Chuck Berry: 1926-2017

A tribute to the late Chuck Berry.

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SXSW 2017: "Bill Nye: Science Guy," "Spettacolo," "Walk with Me"

A review of three worldly docs from SXSW 2017.