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The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid is a painfully astute observational drama about a young woman working in one of Mexico City’s posh hotels.

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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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Tom Skerritt on the 40th Anniversary of Alien, Collaborating with Ridley Scott and More

An interview with Tom Skerritt on the 40th anniversary of Alien.

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If I Had an Emmy Ballot 2019

Who and what you should nominate for Emmys this year.

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Cinepocalypse 2019: Into the Dark: Culture Shock

A report from Cinepocalypse 2019 on the latest Into the Dark film, Culture Shock.

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Cinepocalypse 2019: The Gory and Glorious Return of Tammy and the T-Rex

One of the more singular moviegoing experiences that I can recall attending.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room June 2019: An Essay on Magic Mike XXL by Isabel Cole

An essay about Magic Mike XXL, as excerpted from the Bright Wall/Dark Room issue about thirst traps.

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Happy Birthday, Roger: A Celebration of Our Favorite Writing

It's Roger's birthday and we're celebrating by highlighting our favorite reviews and essays by the master.

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My Favorite Roger: Brian Tallerico

The managing editor of picks one of his favorite reviews by Roger Ebert.

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My Favorite Roger: Allison Shoemaker

Our TV critic Allison Shoemaker picks one of her favorite pieces by Roger.

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My Favorite Roger: Nell Minow

An Assistant Editor picks a favorite review by Roger Ebert.

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Cinepocalypse 2019: Kindred Spirits, The Swerve

Reviews from Cinepocalypse of two world premieres, including the latest by horror director Lucky McKee.

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A Beautiful Challenge: Guy Vandenberg and Steve Williams on 5B

An interview with Guy Vandenberg and Steve Williams, subjects of Paul Haggis and Dan Krauss' documentary, 5B.

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An Ode to Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother on Its 20th Anniversary

“All About My Mother” represents a clear apotheosis in Almodóvar’s career.