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The shaggy dog nature of this film, one that mimics its protagonist’s neverending belief that everything is just gonna be alright, alright becomes almost transcendent.

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Nemes' suggestive, impressionistic approach takes some getting used to, but Sunset is worth the extra effort.

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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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SXSW Film Festival 2019: Table of Contents

An updating table of contents featuring all of our reviews from SXSW 2019.

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Very Funny What We Do in the Shadows Flies to FX

A review of FX's What We Do in the Shadows.

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Aidy Bryant Carries Hulu's Shrill

A review of Hulu's Shrill.

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Larry Cohen: 1941-2019

A tribute to the legendary B-movie writer and director, Larry Cohen.

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Hooray for Historic Chicago Female African-American Mayoral Contenders Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot

An article celebrating the historic Chicago mayoral runoff between two African-American women, Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot.

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Happiness and Artifice: The Performances of Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is one of cinema’s greatest laughers, and one of its greatest criers.

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Ebertfest 2019 Reveals Full Line-Up Honoring Scott Wilson, Richard Roeper and Jonathan Demme

The full line-up of films screening at the 21st Roger Ebert Film Festival-Ebertfest 2019, is unveiled.

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Against All Odds: Nazanin Boniadi on Hotel Mumbai

An interview with Nazanin Boniadi about her performance in Anthony Maras' Hotel Mumbai.

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Book Review: The Star Wars Archives 1977-1983

The most comprehensive guide imaginable for the first three Star Wars films.

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Anthony Maras on Hotel Mumbai, Finding the Humanity in Tragedy and More

An interview with Anthony Maras about his visceral film that's based on true events, Hotel Mumbai.

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Patricia Arquette, Joey King Add Depth to Tragedy in The Act

A review of Hulu's limited series, The Act, starring Patricia Arquette and Joey King, starting March 20th.

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S. Craig Zahler on Dragged Across Concrete, Casting Mel Gibson, His Writing Process and More

An interview with writer/director S. Craig Zahler about his new film, Dragged Across Concrete.