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The Hitman's Bodyguard

While no one is going to mistake The Hitman’s Bodyguard for high art, it will please those in the mood for late-summer fun.

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Patti Cake$

The sense of place and uniformly superb performances make it worth seeing, and maybe ultimately singing along with.

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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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Roger's Favorites: A Table of Contents

This week at RogerEbert.com will feature a celebration of Roger's best reviews and journal pieces on the home, along with individual staff picks in our "My Favorite Roger" blog posts. We'll also be highlighting the actors and filmmakers that he championed throughout his career in essays called "Roger's Favorites," which are collected below. Be sure to check in throughout the week for this expanding list, with new entries daily. 

Lawrence Bender, producer of "An Inconvenient Truth"

Jane Campion, writer/director of "The Piano"

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Sofia Coppola, writer/director of "Lost In Translation" 

Alfonso Cuarón, co-writer/director of "Children of Men"

Joan Cusack, star of "In & Out"

John Cusack, star of "Say Anything"

Guillermo del Toro, writer/director of "Pan's Labyrinth"

Faye Dunaway, star of "Bonnie and Clyde"

Whoopi Goldberg, star of "The Color Purple"

David Gordon Green, writer/director of "George Washington"

Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of "Babel"

Werner Herzog, director "Aguirre, the Wrath of God"

Patty Jenkins, writer/director of "Monster"

Charlie Kaufman, writer/director of "Synecdoche, New York"

Hirokazu Kore-eda, writer/director of "Still Walking

Ang Lee, director of "Life of Pi"

Kasi Lemmons, writer/director of "Eve's Bayou"

Richard Linklater, writer/director of "Waking Life"

Majid Majidi, writer/director of "Children of Heaven"

Terrence Malick, writer/director of "The Tree of Life"

Mira Nair, director of "Salaam Bombay!" 

Jeff Nichols, writer/director of "Take Shelter"

Kimberly Peirce, co-writer/director of "Boys Don't Cry"

Sally Potter, writer/director of "Yes"

John Sayles, writer/director of "Lone Star"

Ousmane Sembene, writer/director of "Moolaade"

Jill Sprecher, co-writer/director of "13 Conversations About One Thing"

Quentin Tarantino, co-writer/director of "Pulp Fiction"

Denzel Washington, star of "Malcolm X"

Peter Weir, director of "Picnic at Hanging Rock"

Robert Zemeckis, director of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

For more birthday articles, see Roger's Birthday: Table of Contents.

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