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The Purge: Election Year

This pseudo-political horror-thriller is an ugly provocation, one that feels especially crass in light of national tragedies like the recent shooting in Orlando.

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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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Far Flungers

World UFO Day: Favorite Alien Movies

Writers at RogerEbert.com pick their favorite movies featuring aliens and UFOs.

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The life of Olivia de Havilland; Sitting down to make a stand; My visit to LAIKA; Scars that bleed and wounds that heal; Mimi Leder on "The Leftovers."

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Video: Cannes Interviews with Joel Edgerton, George Miller and More

Interviews with Joel Edgerton, George Miller and more at Cannes 2016.

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Beyond Imagination: How “Independence Day” Changed the Blockbuster

A look at the legacy of "Independence Day," as reflected in films that tried to top it, including its sequel.

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Book Review: "The Art & Making of Independence Day: Resurgence"

A book review of "The Art & Making of Independence Day: Resurgence."

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Aziz Ansari blasts Trump; Communal magic of Filmfront; Scorsese on "King of Comedy"; Brexit's impact on British film; Anthony Hemingway on "Underground."

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A Movie is a Vocation: Anne Fontaine on "The Innocents"

An interview with director Anne Fontaine about her new film "The Innocents."

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Kartemquin Celebrates 50 Years of Vital Documentaries at Anniversary Gala

An article detailing the 50th Anniversary Gala for Kartemquin Films held June 24th, 2016.

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Christine Swanson on "The Miki Howard Story"; Who's afraid of female Ghostbusters; Trump is wrong on Muslims; Remembering Anton Yelchin; How "Silicon Valley" nails Silicon Valley.

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Festivals & Awards

AFI Docs 2016 Opens with Alex Gibney’s “Zero Days”

A recap of Wednesday night's open of AFI Docs with Alex Gibney's "Zero Days" and highlights of what's to come.

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Ebert to Debut in the Chicago Sun-Times Again

An article about Roger Ebert's reviews getting republished in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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If I Had an Emmy Ballot 2016

A TV critic's picks for the best TV of 2015-16.