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Seeing Lopez’s best screen work since her early heyday of Selena and Out of Sight isn’t the only reason to check out writer/director Lorene Scafaria’s…

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"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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Twelve Thumbs-Up Films from the Venice Film Festival

An overview of twelve films in the 2019 Venice Film Festival that get my thumbs-up vote.

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TIFF 2019: The Vigil, First Love, The Vast of Night

On three Midnight Madness films from TIFF, including a darling that worked its way here all the way from Park City.

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TIFF 2019: Joker, Uncut Gems

On two of the fall fest season's biggest movies.

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TIFF 2019: Sorry We Missed You, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, I Am Woman

On three films from TIFF, including the latest by Ken Loach and Celine Sciamma.

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TIFF 2019: Jungleland, True History of the Kelly Gang

On two films about masculinity from TIFF that both happen to star Charlie Hunnam.

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Ken Burns' Country Music Series is Thought-Provoking, Joyful

The latest series from revered documentarian Ken Burns premieres on Sunday, September 15 on PBS.

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55th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Gala and Special Presentation Selections

Highly anticipated titles like Knives Out, Harriet, Jojo Rabbit, and A Hidden Life will be coming to the Chicago International Film Festival next month.

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TIFF 2019: Harriet, Wasp Network, Guns Akimbo

Three reviews from a critic in Toronto, including the new biopic of Harriet Tubman.

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TIFF 2019: Bad Education, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Hearts and Bones

On three films from TIFF that all feature journalists, and that are all good!

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We Are a Nation of Immigrants: Gregory Nava on His Masterpiece, El Norte, Returning to Theaters This Sunday, September 15th

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An interview with director Gregory Nava about the re-release of his masterpiece, "El Norte," on Sunday, September 15th, courtesy of Fathom Events.

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Gregory Nava's "El Norte" Will Be Back on the Big Screen in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month

An article about the re-release of Gregory Nava's "El Norte" on Sunday, September 15th, kicking off a week of special coverage in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Amazon's Grounded, Fantastical Series Undone Worthy of Deep Examination

A series worthy of deep examination, but which can be most accurately summed up in two words: Watch it.