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Heaven Is for Real

Faith-based film tries reaching past its audience, but falls back on preaching to its own choir way too much.

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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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Art and improvement; Vampires on film; Philippines censor board makes a wholesome request; An interview with Jackie Robinson's pen pal; Completed movies that have yet to be released.

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John Turturro Captures Lost Intimacy in "Fading Gigolo"

John Turturro, actor/writer/director of Fading Gigolo, discusses his career, working with Woody Allen, and cinema's difficulty in capturing true intimacy.

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Moments in everyday life, captured; Hank Aaron's home runs turned into singles; Say Anything 25-years later; Examining Noah through a Jewish lens; A Silicon valley disaster.

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Our history with public housing; Nasty Amazon reviews; Interview with Jim Jarmusch; Adam Pearson, profiled; Norman Lloyd, alive and kicking.

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AMC’s “Mad Men” Begins Final Descent

The final season of "Mad Men" begins with the familiar routines of its damaged characters but they have more tragic resonance than ever.

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In Defense of the Expert Review

A response to Sam Adams' piece at CriticWire in defense of the expert critic.

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Patrick Wang's "In the Family" Captures Intimate Human Drama

FFC Seongyong Cho looks at Ebertfest 2013 film "In the Family" from Patrick Wang.

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Statue of Roger Ebert to Be Unveiled on Second Day of Ebertfest

It was announced this week that the life-size bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert that will reside outside of the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois will take its place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at noon

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FX’s “Fargo” Has Creative Spark of Coen Classic

Clever, fun, twisted, and wildly entertaining in the way that fans of not just "Fargo" but all of the Coens’ work hoped it would be.

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The evolution of video games; Looking back at Christopher Evan Welch; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team upl No more expert reviews; Info on Inherent Vice.

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Jonathan Glazer Talks About His New FIlm "Under the Skin"

The director of "Sexy Beast" and "Birth" talks about his new film "Under the Skin".

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How healthcare handles bipolar disorders; Examining the films of Jonathan Glazer; Movie of the week at The Dissolve is Clueless; Reevaluating William Friedkin's Sorcerer; Wes Anderson directed commercials.