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The Good Dinosaur

A film that has some promising elements and which often seems as if it is on the verge of evolving into something wonderful but never…


The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl lacks an immediacy and vibrancy, as well as a genuine sense of emotional connection.

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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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An Exclusive Clip From Steve James' "Life Itself"

We're less than two weeks from the domestic release of Steve James' "Life Itself" and Magnolia has provided us with an exclusive clip from the film, set to hit theaters and On Demand on July 4, 2014. We couldn't be happier that the scene provided centers on Roger Ebert's love for Chaz Ebert and the remarkable impact she had on his life. Enjoy, share with your friends, and come back for more "Life Itself" coverage, leading up to the premiere.

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