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Under the Silver Lake

This is the kind of movie that garners a cult following and will make underrated lists at the end of the year. It’s unlike anything…

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Homecoming deserves consideration as one of the great concert movies of all time.

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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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Spotlighting Ebertfest's Festival Director and Audience Members

An article compiling the memories of local Ebertfest Film Festival audience members, from those newly attending to those who have attended for twenty years.

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Belief-Testing People: Penny Lane on Her New Documentary, Hail Satan?

An interview with writer/director Penny Lane about her new documentary, "Hail Satan?".

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Bright Wall/Dark Room April 2019: Religious Cinema for Non-Believers: Scorsese's Silence

An essay about Martin Scorsese's Silence, as excerpted from the latest edition of Bright Wall/Dark Room.

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Not the Usual Superhero: Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Fast Color

Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her superhero role in Julia Hart's Fast Color.

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A Sneak Peek at The Mandalorian from Star Wars Celebration Chicago

The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars series, starts in November.

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Finding New Neighbors at the Movies: The Ebert Fellows on Ebertfest 2019

The 2018-19 Ebert Fellows on their Ebertfest experience.

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A Very Deep Place: Claire Denis on High Life

An interview with Claire Denis, director/co-writer of "High Life."

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Ebertfest 2019, Day 4: Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Almost Famous, Sideways

The final day of Ebertfest celebrated the likes of Maya Angelou, Mr. Rogers, and Richard Roeper.

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Ebertfest 2019, Day 3: Sebastian, Cold War, Cane River, A Year of the Quiet Sun, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

A report on the third day of Ebertfest, which included an Oscar-nominated drama and a newly restored 1982 film.

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Star Wars, Episode IX Announces Title, Releases Trailer

A report from the Star Wars Celebration on the announcement of the title of Episode IX and reveal of the trailer.

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Ebertfest 2019, Day 2: Coeur Fidele, Rachel Getting Married, Bound

A recap of the three films that played the first day of Ebertfest 2019.

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Ebertfest 2019, The Panels: Challenging Stigma Through the Arts; Women in Cinema

A look back at the two panels that helped kick off the first full day of Ebertfest 2019.