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Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”

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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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The Pirates of Somalia
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November Criminals
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Big Sonia
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My Happy Family
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The Ten Best Films of 2017

The picks for the ten best films of 2017.

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A Composer For All Seasons: On the Range of John Williams

A look at the work of John Williams outside of his greatest hits.

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“The Shape of Water” Leads the 2018 Golden Globe Nominees

An article about the 2018 nominees of the Golden Globe Awards.

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“Call Me By Your Name” Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations

The 2017 nominees for the Chicago Film Critics Association.

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“L.A. Noire” Stands as Formative Chapter in Video Game History

A brief history of "L.A. Noire," now available on the Nintendo Switch.

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A figure skating champion gives high marks to “I, Tonya”

A look at "I, Tonya" from the perspective of a skating expert.

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Blu-ray Review: Criterion's "100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912-2012"

An eye-opening look at how both the Olympics and cinema would evolve over the course of a century.

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SyFy’s “Happy!” Dances on Razor’s Edge Between Entertaining and Annoying

A review of SyFy's "Happy!"

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Short Films in Focus: "The 12 Days of Christmas: A Tale of Avian Misery"

An interview with co-director Craig Ainsley about his short and a presentation of the film.

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Preserving the Mystery: Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter on “The Disaster Artist”

An interview with Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter, co-screenwriters of "The Disaster Artist."

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Netflix’s “The Crown” Remains a Treasure in Second Season

A review of Netflix's award-winning "The Crown," soon returning for its second season.

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Book Review: “Justice League: The Art of the Film”

A look at the companion volume for "Justice League."