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Lucy

Scarlett Johansson is an intriguing blank in Luc Besson's "Lucy," which is stranded somewhere between a stranger-in-a-strange-land action thriller and apocalyptic science fiction.

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Magic in the Moonlight

While Allen’s new picture, "Magic In The Moonlight," isn’t even close to being a disaster (for that, see, well, "Scoop"), I don’t think it’s unreasonable…

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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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Weird Al hits Number 1; The banality of the celebrity profile; A guy walks into a bar; "Galaxy Quest": The Oral History; Wallace Shawn on Ibsen.

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Joe Swanberg on "Sex Tape"; The problem with "Star Wars"; Advice for writers of color; The necessary evil of Twitter; Jonah Ray hates Sublime's "What I Got."

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Chaz and Roger to be Honored at Black Harvest Film Festival

Chaz and Roger Ebert will be awarded the Deloris Jordan Award for Excellence in Community Leadership at the 20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival.

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Interviews

Simply Do it: Talking with Woody Allen About Directorial Style

An interview with Woody Allen about his new film, "Magic in the Moonlight."

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Balder and Dash

A Celebration of Self-Involvement: The Start of the 2014 SDCC

A preview of the 2014 SDCC and Batman Day!

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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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Far Flungers

Exploring Israel-Palestine through Movies: Part 1

The first part in a four-part series on what film can teach us about the relationship between Israel and Palestine.

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Interview: Rob Reiner Teams Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in "And So It Goes"

An interview with Rob Reiner, director of "And So It Goes," starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.

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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.