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If You Don't, I Will

What happens to a marriage once the early ardor cools? That's the central question in this likable drama starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Devos as…

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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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If You Don't, I Will
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"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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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.

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"California Split" 40 years later; "Mommy" is my "Boyhood"; The vanishing male worker; How "Lord of the Rings" destroyed the fantasy genre; Caril Fugate on "Badlands."

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10 Underrated Female Performances of 2014

Ten underrated female performances from 2014 worthy of Oscar consideration.

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Book Excerpt: "Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema" by Tina Hassannia

An excerpt from "Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema" by Tina Hassannia.

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An oral history of "Boogie Nights"; Douglas Trumbull's latest project; Reassessing "Zero Dark Thirty"; Five great foreign titles from 2014; Paul Thomas Anderson on "Inherent Vice."

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Preview

Our most anticipated films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Book Excerpt: "Eat, Drink & Remarry"

An excerpt from the book "Eat, Drink & Remarry" by Margo Howard.

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SyFy Mini-Series “Ascension” Ends TV Year with Clever Mission to B-Movie Escapism

A TV review of the SyFy mini-series "Ascension."

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Death of mid-budget cinema; Lena Dunham speaks out; Antonio Sanchez on "Birdman"; 25 best superhero movies since "Blade"; Men need to stop calling women crazy.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room December 2014: The Thing About Ghent by Fran Hoepfner

An excerpt from the December 2014 issue of "Bright Wall/Dark Room."