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Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies is a daring, studied and mannered true story that is at once remarkably genuine and deeply cinematic at the same time.


Knock Knock

As a piece of social satire, Knock Knock winds up being not just toothless but anticlimactic.

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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…


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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  • Roger Ebert

    Roger Ebert

    Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.

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  • Chaz Ebert

    Chaz Ebert

    Chaz is the CEO of several Ebert enterprises, including the President of The Ebert Company Ltd, and of Ebert Digital LLC, Publisher of, President of Ebert Productions and Chairman of the Board of The Roger and Chaz Ebert Foundation, and Co-Founder and Producer of Ebertfest, the film festival now in its 18th year.

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  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Matt Zoller Seitz

    Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of, TV critic for New York Magazine and, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.

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  • Brian Tallerico

    Brian Tallerico

    Brian Tallerico is the Managing Editor of, and also covers television and film. He is the Editor of Magill's Cinema Annual, and the Vice President of the Chicago Film Critics Association.

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  • Simon Abrams

    Simon Abrams

    Simon Abrams is a native New Yorker and freelance film critic whose work has been featured Esquire, the Village Voice and elsewhere.

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  • Godfrey Cheshire

    Godfrey Cheshire

    Godfrey Cheshire is a film critic, journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. He has written for The New York Times, Variety, Film Comment, The Village Voice, Interview, Cineaste and other publications.

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  • Odie Henderson

    Odie Henderson

    Odie "Odienator" Henderson is a 26-year veteran of Information Technology. He runs the blogs Big Media Vandalism and Tales of Odienary Madness. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Glenn Kenny

    Glenn Kenny

    Glenn Kenny was the chief film critic of Premiere magazine for almost half of its existence. He has written for a host of other publications and resides in Brooklyn. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Christy Lemire

    Christy Lemire

    Christy Lemire is a co-host of the YouTube film review show "What the Flick?!" Christy reviewed films for The Associated Press for over 14 years. You can find Christy's writing at She's also on Twitter @christylemire and on Facebook at Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Sheila O'Malley

    Sheila O'Malley

    Sheila O'Malley received a BFA in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's in Acting from the Actors Studio MFA Program. Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Peter Sobczynski

    Peter Sobczynski

    Peter Sobczynski is a contributor to and Magill's Cinema Annual and can be heard weekly on the nationally syndicated "Mancow's Morning Madhouse" radio show.

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  • Susan Wloszczyna

    Susan Wloszczyna

    Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly thirty years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.

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  • Nick Allen

    Nick Allen

    Nick Allen is an Assistant Editor at and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association.

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  • Matt Fagerholm

    Matt Fagerholm

    Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at Ebert Publishing and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. 

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  • Ali Arikan

    Ali Arikan

    Ali Arikan is the chief film critic of Dipnot TV, a Turkish news portal and iPad magazine. Ali’s work has appeared in numerous outlets. Originally from Ankara, Turkey, he has lived in Cologne, Germany; Durham and London, UK. Ali currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.

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  • Steven Boone

    Steven Boone

    Steven Boone has written film criticism for over 20 publications in print and online, including The Village Voice, The Star-Ledger, Time Out NY and

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  • Danny Bowes

    Danny Bowes

    Danny Bowes is a theatre and film critic for Salt Lake City Weekly whose work has appeared in Premiere, The Atlantic, Indiewire, Yahoo! Movies, and You can read more of his work on his blog.

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  • Dan Callahan

    Dan Callahan

    Dan Callahan is the author of "Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman" and "Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave." He has written for "New York Magazine," "Film Comment," "Sight and Sound," "Time Out New York," "The L Magazine," and many other publications. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Seongyong Cho

    Seongyong Cho

  • Olivia Collette

    Olivia Collette

    Olivia Collette is based in Montreal, and has written for the Montreal Gazette, World Film Locations: San Francisco, Sparksheet, Indiewire’s Press Play blog, the Spectator Arts Blog and other outlets. She discusses pop culture at Livvy Jams.

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  • Brian Doan

    Brian Doan

  • Mark Dujsik

    Mark Dujsik

    Mark Dujsik has been writing about film since 2001. He is the sole writer, editor, and publisher of Mark Reviews Movies. Mark was a staff writer/co-critic at UR Chicago Magazine from 2007 until the end of its print edition in 2008, has written reviews for various online publications, and currently contributes to Magill’s Cinema Annual.

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  • Steve Erickson

    Steve Erickson

    Steve Erickson lives in New York, where he writes for The Village Voice, Sight and Sound, Gay City News, Fandor, Film Comment, the Nashville Scene, Studio Daily and other publications. He has made four short films. His website is Chronicle of a Passion.

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  • Sam Fragoso

    Sam Fragoso

    A native of Chicago, Sam lives and works in San Francisco as a journalist and student at San Francisco State University. He's the founder of Movie Mezzanine, residential film critic for SF Bay and member of the OFCS. He also happens to be (consistently) illogically idealistic about everything (save for politics).

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  • Noah Gittell

    Noah Gittell

    Noah started writing about film in fourth grade with his review of
    "Driving Miss Daisy" for a Montessori school writing assignment (4

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  • Ian Grey

    Ian Grey

    Ian Grey is a New York writer whose work on visual arts, music, and identity politics have been published by Press PlayBaltimore City PaperLacanian InkThe Prague PostThe Perfect SoundSalonGothic.netSmart MoneyTime Out New York, and other forums.

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  • Scott Jordan Harris

    Scott Jordan Harris

    Scott Jordan Harris is a film critic from Great Britain. Formerly editor of The Spectator's arts blog and The Big Picture magazine, he is now a culture blogger for The Daily Telegraph; a contributor to BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme and Front Row.

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  • Wael Khairy

    Wael Khairy

    Wael Khairy is an Egyptian film critic. He has written several reviews and essays for two World Film Locations books published in the UK. His revolution-related tweets were published in the bestseller, Tweets from Tahrir. The Cinephile Fix.

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  • Ben Kenigsberg

    Ben Kenigsberg

    Ben Kenigsberg edited the film section of Time Out Chicago from 2011 to 2013 and has also written for L.A. Weekly, The A.V. Club, Indiewire, In These Times, The New York Sun, and Time Out New York.

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  • Joyce Kulhawik

    Joyce Kulhawik

    Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), co-hosted the syndicated movie-review show "Hot Ticket" and was a continuing co-host on "Roger Ebert & The Movies." Look for her review online at

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  • Donald Liebenson

    Donald Liebenson

    Donald Liebenson is a Chicago-based film critic, entertainment writer and DVD reviewer. He has been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Printer's Row Journal, Los Angeles Times, Movieline and Entertainment Weekly.

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  • Craig D. Lindsey

    Craig D. Lindsey

  • Laya Maheshwari

    Laya Maheshwari

    Laya Maheshwari is an Indian film critic based
    in Mumbai, but often found elsewhere. His writing has appeared in
    publications such as Film Comment, The LA Review of Books, Indiewire and
    Hindustan Times. One day he aspires to write a one-star review of a
    movie as entertaining as Roger Ebert's dismissal of "Mad Dog Time"

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  • Patrick Z. McGavin

    Patrick Z. McGavin

  • Nell Minow

    Nell Minow

    Nell Minow reviews movies and DVDs each week as The Movie Mom for and radio stations across the US. She is the author of The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies and 101 Must-See Movie Moments.

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  • Michael Mirasol

    Michael Mirasol

    Michael Mirasol is a Filipino independent film critic who has been writing about films for the past eleven years. He briefly served as film critic for the Manila Times and now writes occasionally for Uno Magazine and his blog The Flipcritic.

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  • Jana Monji

    Jana Monji

    Jana Monji, made in San Diego, California, lost in Japan several times, has written about theater and movies for the LA Weekly, LA Times, and currently, and the Pasadena Weekly. Her short fiction has been published in the Asian American Literary Review.

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  • Omer M. Mozaffar

    Omer M. Mozaffar

    Omer M. Mozaffar lectures across Chicago, teaching courses on religion, literature, history and film. He has given well over a thousand talks on Islam since 9/11.

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  • Lisa Nesselson

    Lisa Nesselson

    A well-rounded individual whose interests include movies, cinema and film, Chicagoan Lisa Nesselson has been writing and broadcasting from Paris for over 25 years, including 17 years with "Variety."

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  • Michał Oleszczyk

    Michał Oleszczyk

    Michał Oleszczyk is a film critic and scholar based in Poland. In 2012, he has been named the Critic of the Year by the Polish Film Institute.

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  • Jessica Ritchey

    Jessica Ritchey

    Jessica Ritchey is a writer based in the orbit between Washington D.C. and Baltimore. She credits a VHS copy of "Singin’ in the Rain" as her introduction to a love of movies.

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  • Barbara Scharres

    Barbara Scharres

    Barbara Scharres is the Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  

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  • Krishna Bala Shenoi

    Krishna Bala Shenoi

    Krishna Bala Shenoi is a Bangalore native who enjoys creating short films, making storybooks, doing illustration, writing, animation, and making music. And, of course, he loves going to the movies. Shenoi posts selected items from his work on his website.

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  • Collin Souter

    Collin Souter

    Collin Souter has been reviewing films in Chicago for 14 years, most
    notably on WGN Radio where he has been a part of the movie review
    segment every week on The Nick Digilio Show.

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  • Scout Tafoya

    Scout Tafoya

    Scout Tafoya is a blogger and filmmaker who writes for and edits the arts blog Apocalypse Now and directs both feature length and short films.

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  • ReBecca Theodore-Vachon

    ReBecca Theodore-Vachon

    ReBecca Theodore-Vachon is the Film/TV Editor at She also runs her own blog and co-hosts "Cinema in Noir" podcast on Sundays BlogTalkRadio 6PM-7PM EST. You can find her on Twitter: @FilmFatale_NYC

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  • Katherine Tulich

    Katherine Tulich

    Katherine Tulich is an Australian-born entertainment journalist now living in Los Angeles, where she covers music, movies and television. She is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times.

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  • Gerardo Valero

    Gerardo Valero

    Gerardo Valero is lives in Mexico City with his wife Monica. Since 2011 he's been writing a daily blog about film clichés and flubs (in Spanish) on Mexico's Cine-Premiere Magazine. His contributions to "Ebert's Little Movie Glossary" were included in the last twelve editions of "Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook."

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  • Pablo Villaça

    Pablo Villaça

    A writer, filmmaker and a film critic since 1994, Pablo Villaça wrote for many Brazilian movie magazines. In 2002, he became the first Latin-American critic to be part of the Online Film Critics Society, being elected its first non-English speaking Governing Committee member in 2011.

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  • Anath White

    Anath White

    Anath White has done everything from script coverage for The Sundance Institute to
    local NPR radio host to researcher/creative consultant on numerous Showtime films.

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