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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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Political Thumbnails 6/23/17

Special edition of Thumbnails with political articles: How to live with critics; Obama on the new health care bill; Trump says the poor can't be…

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The Big Sick
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Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
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My Journey Through French Cinema
- Godfrey Cheshire
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In Transit
- Matt Zoller Seitz
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The Bad Batch
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The Ornithologist
- Nick Allen
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Good Fortune
- Glenn Kenny
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Transformers: The Last Knight
- Brian Tallerico
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All Eyez on Me
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Cars 3
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The Book of Henry
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Balder and Dash

It’s in the Details: On the Authenticity of Pixar’s "Cars" Franchise

A look at some of the details that makes the Cars films more authentic than most live-action racing movies.

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: June 22, 2017

The newest and greatest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "John Wick: Chapter 2," "The LEGO Batman Movie," and three Criterion releases!

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Alison Brie Heads Great Ensemble on Netflix’s “GLOW”

A review of the latest comedy offering from Netflix, starring Alison Brie and Marc Maron.

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Charles Taylor on His New Book, "Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You"

An interview with author Charles Taylor about his new book.

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It’s Hard to See the Point of Spike TV’s “The Mist”

A review of Spike TV's adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist.

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Writer Profiles: Brian Tallerico

A profile of managing editor Brian Tallerico.

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The body count

I've never held a handgun in my life. I did some rifle target shooting with the ROTC in college. That's it with me and firearms. Does this make me less of an American? I think handguns are dangerous, and the…

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The Passenger: Bertrand Tavernier on "My Journey Through French Cinema"

An interview with filmmaker and critic Bertrand Tavernier about his new film, "My Journey Through French Cinema."

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If I Had an Emmy Ballot 2017

The best of the 2016-17 TV season in Emmy ballot form.

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Paul McCartney: Give My Regards to Broad Street

An interview with Paul McCartney.

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Bleeding in the Middle of a Desert: Ana Lily Amirpour on “The Bad Batch”

An interview with Ana Lily Amirpour, writer/director of "The Bad Batch."

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BAMcinemaFest 2017: “En el Séptimo Dia,” “Princess Cyd”

A report on two excellent films from this past weekend's BAM from Stephen Cone and Jim McKay.