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While We're Young

While We’re Young searches for the blurry line we all cross once we’ve entered middle age, finds it and tramples all over it, but it…

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White God

Imagine an "R" rated "Lassie" by way of "Spartacus." That's Kornél Mundruczó's "White God," a brutal but stirring fantasy about street dogs rising up against…

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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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Aid rushed to movie overdose victims

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The books everyone should read

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Click to expand. More information about how great books lists were compiled is in this article from The Guardian.

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The art of the title

A Brief History of Title Design from Ian Albinson on Vimeo.

Presentation video by Ian Albinson for the SXSW "Excellence in Title Design" competition screening. Visit the website.

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How Michael Caine Speaks

My interview with Michael Caine in Budapest: "The hardest thing for an actor to do is to do nothing.".

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Aaargh! I'm turning into a monster!

This film is by Krishna Shenoi, one of the Far-Flung Correspondents on my site. He is now 17, having started with these demos some years ago. Krishna is surely one of the most gifted young filmmakers and writers on the internet, Two years ago: Here is Krishna Shenoi's YouTube channel. var a2a_config = a2a_config || {}; a2a_config.linkname = "Roger Ebert's Journal"; a2a_config.linkurl = "http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/"; a2a_config.num_services = 8;

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Who goes there? A map of science-fiction

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You'll definitely need to click to expand. Sent to me by Chris Swanson, who blogs on science at wily badger. He found it here, where, incredibly, there is no credit line for the artist. Let me know who drew it. var a2a_config = a2a_config || {}; a2a_config.linkname = "Roger Ebert's Journal"; a2a_config.linkurl = "http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/"; a2a_config.num_services = 8;

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