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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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Will 2018 Have More Female Oscar Contenders Than Ever?

An article about female actors and directors in contention for Oscars this year.

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A Disappearing Act: Gary Oldman on "Darkest Hour"

An interview with Gary Oldman about his performance as Winston Churchill in the biopic "Darkest Hour."

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Clare Cooney on "Runner"; Uma Thurman on "The Parisian Woman"; Condoning conduct of Hollywood tyrants; Godfather of Indian gangster films; Misogyny of "Blade Runner 2049."

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: November 16, 2017

The latest on Blu-ray and DVD includes "Atomic Blonde," "Wind River," "Your Name," and more.

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Netflix's Marvel Spin-off "The Punisher" is a Lightweight

A review of Netflix's new Marvel series, "The Punisher."

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Highlights from the 2017 Los Cabos Film Festival

A look back at the highlights of this year's Los Cabos Film Festival.

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The Messy Women of "Thor: Ragnarok"

Hela and Valkyrie are unusual for Marvel and blockbuster movies in general. Both are messy, complicated figures not neatly fitting into the box of villain or potential love interest.

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Deadline's The Contenders 2017 Kicks Off Oscar Season

An article about Deadline's The Contenders 2017 event in Hollywood.

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“Call of Duty” and “Wolfenstein” Redefine the Modern WWII Game

A review of two of the biggest games of 2017, a pair that use World War II in very different ways.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room November 2017: "Can the Maker Repair What He Makes?" by Dean Buckley

This month's excerpt from online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room explores "Blade Runner."

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Better Than the Oscars?

An article about the 2017 Governors Awards ceremony.

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Hulu's "Future Man" a Sci-fi Gem for Genre Geeks

A review of Hulu's new sci-fi comedy series, "Future Man."