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Ouija: Origin of Evil

By the time it gets to the Polish-speaking ghosts and the ghoulish Nazi doctor, you’re so invested in the characters that you’re willing to buy…


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

It’s a pity that Jack Reacher: Never Go Back fails to support Cruise and his costars, all of whom are acting as if their lives…

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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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Katie Couric on Ebert's return

An appreciation of Roger Ebert by Katie Couric on

Here in Chicago -- where I'm reporting a story on Barack Obama's days as a community activist and attending a benefit for the American Cancer Society -- there's cause for celebration. It's not the kind with fireworks, it's a quieter, gentler kind of celebration.

Roger Ebert has returned to the movies....

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