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There’s a more than satisfactory amount of boom-boom in the movie’s trim running time.

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Crazy Rich Asians

Very few films have ever captured the pains of being first-generation American quite like Crazy Rich Asians.

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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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Chaz's Journal Gender Balances Roster of Film Critics to Uplift Diverse Voices

An article about five male and five female writers who are gender balancing's regular rotation of film critics.

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Festivals & Awards

Fantasia 2018: Table of Contents

A table of contents for all of our reviews out of Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Aretha Franklin: 1942-2018

A tribute to the Queen of Soul.

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Austin Pendleton and Ann Whitney on "Calumet"; Keeping up with Hugh Grant; Score-only version of "The Last Jedi"; David and Lauren Hogg's new book; Problem with seeking the best for your kids.

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All-Star Team of Voice Talent Carries Netflix’s Disenchantment

A review of Netflix's new animated series from Matt Groening.

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Roger Ebert on the Films of Spike Lee

A collection of all of Roger Ebert's reviews of Spike Lee's films.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room August 2018: Women, Aliens, and Dangerous Things: Female Bodies in Alien 3 by Sarah Welch

An essay about Alien 3, as excerpted from the latest edition of the online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.

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No False Moves: Carl Franklin on His Noir Films

An interview with director Carl Franklin, on the occasion of his film "One False Move" receiving a special presentation at Chicago's upcoming Noir City festival.

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Glenn Close, Christian Slater and Bjorn Runge on the Intricacies of The Wife

An interview with two stars and the director of the new film, "The Wife."

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TCA 2018: PBS Showcases Their Commitment to Truth

A report from the various PBS panels at this past month's Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.

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Oscars Chase Ratings at Expense of Integrity

A piece about the addition of Best Popular Film to the Oscars.

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Netflix's Insatiable Tastes Terrible

A review of the new series Insatiable, which premiere Friday on Netflix.