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A Hidden Life

It’s one of the year’s best and most distinctive movies, though sure to be divisive, even alienating for some viewers, in the manner of nearly…


Bombshell is both light on its feet and a punch in the gut.

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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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The Ten Best Films of 2019

The best films of 2019, as chosen by the staff of

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The Individual Top Tens of 2019

Our contributors share their Top 10 lists for the best films of 2019.

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Chaz Ebert Named 2019 Laureate of the Beethoven Spirit Award at 10th Annual Beethoven Birthday Bash

An article about the International Beethoven Project's 10th annual Beethoven Birthday Bash, celebrating Beethoven's 249th birthday, which will honor Chaz Ebert with the Spirit Laureate Award and feature the premiere of the movie by George Lepauw: "Bach48: Voyage Into the…


Jay Roach on Bombshell, the Appeal of Polarizing Figures, Turning Charlize Theron into Megyn Kelly and More

An interview with director Jay Roach about Bombshell.

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Netflix and Marriage Story Lead 2019 Golden Globe Nominations

Leading the Netflix movies was Marriage Story, which received six nominations.


Benny and Josh Safdie on Uncut Gems, Collaborating with Adam Sandler, Furby Bling and More

An interview with co-writers and co-directors Josh and Benny Safdie about Uncut Gems.

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Earth, Wind & Fire to Become First R&B Group to Receive Kennedy Center Honors on December 8th

An article about Chicago native Verdine White, and Earth, Wind & Fire receiving the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, December 8th.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Expands World of Legendary Franchise

A review of the EA game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

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Martin Scorsese’s Dangerous Men: On the Actors of The Irishman

May contain spoilers

A piece on Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Joe Pesci, and what they've meant to the career of Martin Scorsese.


Apple TV Drama Truth Be Told Just Sounds Like Lies

A review of Apple TV's Truth Be Told with Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul.


Top of the World: Tom Harper on The Aeronauts

An interview with director Tom Harper about his thrilling adventure movie, The Aeronauts.


Sundance 2020 Announces Competition, Midnight, Premiere Titles and More

A look ahead at the 118 features that will be competing at this year's Sundance Film Festival.