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A solid romantic comedy with sharp dialogue, amusing characters, and a few surprises up its sleeve.

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A lazy, vulgar celebration of White Male American Dumbness.

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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

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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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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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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

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Our eighth and final video dispatch from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival includes tributes to cinematographer Ed Lachman and the late sports writer William Nack.

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The Real-Life Fictions of The Tale and American Animals

Through their films’ unique narrative and visual styles, Jennifer Fox and Bart Layton expose how fiction is a fundamental part of the human experience.

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