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Minute to minute, one of the most repellent, mean-spirited gross-out comedies it’s ever been my squirmy displeasure to sit through.


Listen to Me Marlon

A tour-de-force of editing, this is essentially a feature length film about Marlon Brando's life and personality, narrated by Brando himself.

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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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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 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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    Sam Fragoso

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    Bruce Fretts

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    Michael A. Gonzales

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    Scott Jordan Harris

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    Rowan Kaiser

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    Wael Khairy

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    Ben Kenigsberg

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    Donald Liebenson

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    Laya Maheshwari

    Laya Maheshwari is an Indian film critic based
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    Marsha McCreadie

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    Michael Mirasol

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    Omar Moore

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    Omer M. Mozaffar

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    Lisa Nesselson

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    Michał Oleszczyk

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    R. Kurt Osenlund

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    Kartina Richardson

    Kartina Richardson is a filmmaker and founder of, a film commentary and video essay site. She now explores representations of people of color in the films she loves in her series 'Race in Film' at Her musings appear at her site

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    Jessica Ritchey

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    Alyssa Rosenberg

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    Lisa Rosman

    A former labor organizer, Lisa Rosman has reviewed film for such outlets as Time Out New York, Salon, Us Magazine, Flavorwire and CBS. She appears weekly on the NY1 film review show Talking
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    Nick Schager is a NYC-area film critic and journalist who writes for The Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Magazine’s Vulture, The A.V. Club, and other outlets. During his scant free time, Nick has been known to obsess over the intricacies of "They Live" and recite dialogue with his two daughters from "Clifford."

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    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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    Charlie Schmidlin

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    Tom Shales

    Tom Shales served as TV critic of The Washington Post for 25 years, winning the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1989.

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    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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    Peter Sobczynski

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    Collin Souter

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    Bill Stamets

    Bill Stamets is a freelancer for the Chicago Sun-Times and Newcity. He teaches film part-time and makes Super-8 films.

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    Scout Tafoya

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    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 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 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

    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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    Grace Wang

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    Max Winter

    Max Winter is a poet and critic, and the managing editor of the IndieWire blog Press Play

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