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A Letter to Momo

Even scenes that work, such as a climax on a rain-soaked bridge, feel like they could have been trimmed by a few hand-drawn frames. Maybe…

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Cannibal

Visually striking and confident but frustratingly hollow in terms of character and narrative.

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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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Cannibal
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Mood Indigo
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The Purge: Anarchy
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Sex Tape
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I Origins
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Wish I Was Here
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Planes: Fire & Rescue
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Alive Inside
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Persecuted
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Video Games: The Movie
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A Five Star Life
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Among Ravens
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Festivals & Awards

The Wrong Time to Be Talking About Movies: Report From the Jerusalem Film Festival

A report on the atmosphere at the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival and its best film, "Maidan."

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" On Sale For "Smart Summer Reading"

News on a major sale on Roger Ebert's memoir, "Life Itself," along with an excerpt from the book.

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Jimmy Fallon Gives “Life Itself” Two Thumbs Up

Chaz Ebert's July 18th appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

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Interviews

Interview: Paul Scheer of "How Did This Get Made?"

An interview with Paul Scheer, star of FXX's "The League" and the podcast "How Did This Get Made?"

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Advice for Journalists and writers of color; the virtues and pitfalls of tossing brickbats online; 'Eyes Wide Shut' at 15; 'Pickpocket' on Blu-ray.

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Remembering James Garner; Jerusalem Film Festival; Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on "At the Movies"; Val Kilmer in "Tombstone"; DC Comics' Diversity Crisis.

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Objects That Take On a Life of Their Own: An Interview with Michel Gondry

An interview with Michel Gondry, director of "Mood Indigo."

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Life Itself

Video: The Many Voices of Roger Ebert

A video about "Life Itself" and the way Steve James uses different tactics to adapt Roger Ebert's memoir and "voice" to film.

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James Garner: 1928-2014

An obituary for the legendary James Garner, who has passed away at the age of 86.

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Remembering Elaine Stritch; The Eddie Murphy Raw Burger; Black Twitter is Dead; Writer Escapes His Pederast; Deleted Scenes from "Twin Peaks" Movie.

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Life Itself

Where To See Life Itself: Theaters, VOD and iTunes

The latest theaters and VOD platforms currently screening "Life Itself."

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Elaine Stritch: 1925-2014

An obituary for the legendary star of stage and screen, Elaine Stritch.