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The Maze Runner

What’s intriguing about “The Maze Runner”–for a long time, at least–is the way it tells us a story we think we’ve heard countless times before…

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20,000 Days on Earth

In his music, he routinely celebrates/deconstructs his public persona: brutalizer, coward, agnostic, and wannabe deity. "20,000 Days on Earth" is accordingly not a biography, but…

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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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Stray Dogs
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The Skeleton Twins
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The Drop
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Honeymoon
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Dolphin Tale 2
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No Good Deed
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The Green Prince
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The Homestretch
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Festivals & Awards

Toronto 2014 Coverage: Table of Contents

A list of our 2014 coverage of the 39th Annual Toronto Film Festival.

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Balder and Dash

10 Champaign-Urbana Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate

A look at Brian Arthur's affectionate (and true) article written for Movoto.com.

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David Lowery on "Stray Dogs"; Black stars top box office; What makes a film "gay"; David Lynch on "Eraserhead"; 10 worst films on "Mystery Science Theatre 3000."

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Demanders

Fall 2014 TV: “Forever,” “Gotham” and “Scorpion”

A review of three new Fall 2014 shows: FOX's "Gotham," ABC's "Forever" and CBS's "Scorpion".

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Chaz's Blog

Don't Miss "The Homestretch" at the Siskel Film Center This Week

Don't miss "The Homestretch" from Kartemquin Films, now at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago.

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Festivals & Awards

50th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Full Schedule

Highlights of the just-announced schedule for the 50th Annual Chicago International Film Festival.

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Demanders

Defying Explanation: The Brilliance of David Lynch's "Eraserhead"

An appreciation of David Lynch's "Eraserhead" on the release of the film on Criterion Collection Blu-ray.

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Interviews

Trapped by the Rules of the Game: Terry Gilliam Takes Responsibility for "The Zero Theorem"

An interview with the one and only Terry Gilliam, director of this week's "The Zero Theorem."

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Chaz's Blog

Two Thumbs Up For Leonard Maltin

A tribute to Leonard Maltin by RogerEbert.com's writers, on the occasion of his reference book Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide ceasing publication after 45 years.

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The death of adulthood in American culture; Forget wife-beating, enjoy football; Travels in Poland and Israel; Rape culture in Alaska; Tackling the GamerGate controversy.

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The Unlucky Ones: Dan Stevens, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett on “The Guest”

An interview with the star of "The Guest," Dan Stevens, and the director and writer, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett.

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Interview: Leonard Maltin’s Final “Guide” Marks the End of an Era

An interview with film critic Leonard Maltin.