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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

While the original Harry Potter saga achieved a magnificent balance between the heart-pounding and the thought-provoking, the Fantastic Beasts spin-off universe still struggles to find…

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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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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Christy Lemire
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- Brian Tallerico
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Instant Family
- Monica Castillo
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The Last Race
- Tomris Laffly
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- Monica Castillo
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- Brian Tallerico
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At Eternity's Gate
- Brian Tallerico
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Mobile Homes
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Speed Kills
- Simon Abrams
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- Glenn Kenny
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The Clovehitch Killer
- Brian Tallerico
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Shoah: Four Sisters
- Matt Zoller Seitz


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30 Minutes on: "Mid-90s"

Nostalgic but not sentimental, Jonah Hill's directorial debut is a hard-edged drama, made in the style of films from the era it depicts.

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Florence Pugh, Michael Shannon Star in Deliberate, Fascinating The Little Drummer Girl

A review of AMC's The Little Drummer Girl.

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AFI Fest 2018: Bird Box

A review from AFI FEST of the new Netflix film Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock and directed by Susanne Bier.

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Sean Anders on the Real-Life Inspiration Behind Instant Family, Working with Mark Wahlberg and More

An interview with co-writer/director Sean Anders about his personal new comedy, Instant Family.

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AFI Fest 2018: Breaking the Frame: A Conversation About Craft and Career

A report from a special panel at AFI FEST that featured three female directors.

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Jughead, J’Adore

An ode to Jughead Jones.

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Great Cast Elevates Slow Escape at Dannemora

A review of Showtime's new limited series starring Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Toro, and Paul Dano.

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Creatively Nasty: Gillian Flynn on Widows and Sharp Objects

An interview with Gillian Flynn about co-writing the Steve McQueen heist film, Widows.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room November 2018: An Essay on Ingmar Bergman's Hour of the Wolf by Ethan Warren

An essay about Ingmar Bergman's Hour of the Wolf, as excerpted from the latest edition of the online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.

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AFI Fest 2018: Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in Netflix's The Kominsky Method

A sneak peek from AFI FEST 2018 of Chuck Lorre's new Netflix series about Hollywood has-beens and wannabes, starring Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas.

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Stan Lee: 1922-2018

A tribute to the legendary writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee.

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AFI Fest 2018: On the Basis of Sex

A review of Mimi Leder's On the Basis of Sex, after its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles.