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The Girl Without Hands

What he does best is create a palpable sense of dread without pushing, without tilting into melodrama.

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Munna Michael

Noisy, silly, and sometimes rather fun. I just wish it weren't such a hot mess.

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"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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Fantasia 2017: Table of Contents

A collection of all of our Fantasia 2017 reviews.

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Mimicking Being a Human Being: Michael Cera on “Person to Person” and “Lemon”

An interview with actor Michael Cera, star of "Person to Person" and "Lemon."

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Fantasia 2017, Day 7: “The Endless,” “The Laplace’s Demon,” “Lowlife”

On three of the best films from this year's Fantasia Festival in Montreal.

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Fantasia 2017, Day 6: “Bad Genius,” “Super Dark Times”

A dispatch on two of the best films from Fantasia 2017.

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Disney Legends, "Wreck-It Ralph 2," "Coco" and More at D23 Expo 2017

Disney Legends were celebrated and animation films were previewed at this past D23 Expo.

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"A Wrinkle in Time," "Mary Poppins Returns," "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and More at D23 Expo 2017

Disney previewed their upcoming live-action features during this year's D23 Expo.

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That Feeling of Connection: Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm on "Landline"

An interview with the co-writer/director Gillian Robespierre and co-writer Elisabeth Holm about their new comedy, "Landline."

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Fantasia 2017, Day 5: “Animals,” “House of the Disappeared,” “Origami”

On three more films from Fantasia Festival, a trio that oddly fit together thematically, despite being from entirely different parts of the world.

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The History of America and Russia's Cinematic Cold War

To understand our current political climate, let's revisit the rich cadre of Cold War films in our collective cultural archives.

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Roger Ebert to be Inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on August 19th

An article about Roger Ebert's induction into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame slated for August 19th.

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Wednesday, July 18, is the 20th anniversary of our marriage. How can I begin to tell you about Chaz? She fills my horizon, she is the great fact of my life, she has my love, she saved me from the…

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Visual Evidence: Jeff Orlowski on "Chasing Coral"

An interview with director/cinematographer Jeff Orlowski about his new coral reef activism documentary, "Chasing Coral."