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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

This is a movie that’s annoying in part because it doesn’t care if you’re annoyed by it. It doesn’t need you, the individual viewer, to…

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A lazy, vulgar celebration of White Male American Dumbness.

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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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Cannes 2018: Table of Contents

An updating table of contents for all of our video and written dispatches from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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Michael Kutza, Retiring Founder of Cinema/Chicago, to be Honored at July 14th Gala

An article about the retirement of Cinema/Chicago founder and CEO Michael Kutza.

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If I Had an Emmy Ballot 2018

What our TV critic would nominate for Emmys for the 2017-18 season.

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Netflix's Luke Cage is Stronger, Faster in its Second Season

A review of the second season of Netflix's "Luke Cage," which premieres on Friday.

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BAMcinemaFest 2018 Preview

A preview of the 2018 BAMcinemaFest.

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Taylor Sheridan's Ambitious Yellowstone is Expansive, Unruly

A review of Paramount Network's new series Yellowstone, co-created by writer/director Taylor Sheridan.

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Video: Share Your Empathy on Roger's Birthday

A video highlighting the principles championed by Roger Ebert.

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What would Roger have done?

Roger Ebert was born on this day in 1942, and died a little over five years ago. I owe a good part of my success to reading and watching Roger, emulating as many of his lessons as I could, and…

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Video: Roger Ebert on 11th Hour

May Contain Spoilers

Roger Ebert's speech on empathy for the "11th Hour" series on April 9th, 1994, being republished here in honor of his birthday June 18.

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Mr. SOUL! to Screen at AFI DOCS on June 16th

An article about Melissa Haizlip and Samuel D. Pollard's "Mr. SOUL!", screening Saturday, June 16th, at AFI DOCS. And Rory Kennedy's "Above and Beyond: NASA'S Journey to Tomorrow.'

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House of Pain: Alex Wolff on Hereditary

Alex Wolff on his emotional performance in the terrifying new film, "Hereditary."

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Thumbnails Special Edition: Where Are Our Diverse Voices in Film Criticism

A special edition of Thumbnails spotlighting the efforts being made to amplify diverse voices in film criticism following the report by Dr Stacy Smith at USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative