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The Maze Runner

What’s intriguing about “The Maze Runner”–for a long time, at least–is the way it tells us a story we think we’ve heard countless times before…

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20,000 Days on Earth

In his music, he routinely celebrates/deconstructs his public persona: brutalizer, coward, agnostic, and wannabe deity. "20,000 Days on Earth" is accordingly not a biography, but…

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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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Video: Roger Ebert & David Stratton Discuss Film Criticism

In light of today being Roger Ebert's birthday, Lisa Nesselson's beautiful essay on the personal impact of Roger on her life for an Australian outlet, and even Tom Clift's recent recap of the Sydney Film Festival, we thought we'd share this great video also posted there in which Roger and David Stratton discussed film criticism in 1988. Check it out and don't forget to join us today at 2pm EST to celebrate Roger's birthday.



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