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Unfinished Business

The characters are not people, but rough drafts of simplistic character-traits, and the actors (game as they all are) cannot create something out of nothing.

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Chappie

The basic questions posed here are ones that have been explored in any number of films over the years, and Chappie brings nothing new to…

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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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Ebertfest launches a short film about last year's festival

Ebertfest has released a 10-minute film about last year's festival. It's just beautiful, and if you're like us, you're going to shed some tears. And even as this film looks back, the people behind the festival are looking ahead, putting the finishing touches on this year's festival. Passes for this year's festival, Apr 23-27 in Champaign, IL, are now on sale at ebertfest.com

15th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival from Ebertfest on Vimeo.

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