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The Congress

"The Congress" is a roll call of the orgiastic pleasures and bountiful comforts that art provides, and, a reminder of what waits for us when…

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As Above, So Below

It's that rare found-footage film with a strong premise, a memorably eccentric style, and plenty of energy to burn. It's also poorly conceived, and hard…

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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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Ben Kenigsberg edited the film section of Time Out Chicago from 2011 to 2013 and served as a staff critic for the magazine beginning in 2006. Once a mainstay in the Village Voice film pages, he has also written for Slate, L.A. Weekly, The A.V. Club, Indiewire, In These Times, The New York Sun, and Time Out New York. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

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Elysium

(2013)

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Smash and Grab

(2013)

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Broken

(2013)

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Grabbers

(2012)