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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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Fantasia 2019: Bruce McDonald's Dreamland, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby

Reviews from the Fantasia Film Festival of the beguiling hitman story Bruce McDonald's Dreamland, and a special presentation of a rare horror sequel.

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NALIP Honors AAFCA with its 2019 We Are Inclusion Award

An article about the African American Film Critics Association receiving the We Are Inclusion Award from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.

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Fly Me to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and Man's Walk on the Moon

The writers at share their favorite moon-related songs, movies and events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's walk on the moon.

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From Blue Velvet to Top Gun: J. Hoberman on Movie Culture in the Reagan Era

An interview with the legendary critic J. Hoberman on the release of his book Make My Day.

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Fantasia 2019: Vivarium, Critters Attack!

Reviews from Fantasia of two films, including the sci-fi suburban horror story Vivarium and the latest Critters movie.

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Fantasia 2019: Phantom of Winnipeg

A review from Fantasia of a new documentary that celebrates Phantom of the Paradise and its fanbase.

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Fantasia 2019: Sadako, The Deeper You Dig

A dispatch from Fantasia Festival, including the latest in Hideo Nakata's Ringu franchise and a supernatural indie that's a family affair.

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Video: Roger Ebert Day Declared in Chicago on July 12th, 2005

A video featuring Chicago City Council declaring Friday, July 12th, 2005, as Roger Ebert Day in Chicago.

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Midsommar and the Legacy of Break-Up Horror Movies

Horror has long been a vehicle for expressing the ways in which relationships of different generations crumble.

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Morgan Neville Finds Zen with Rick Rubin in Shangri-La

A review of Morgan Neville's Shangri-La, premiering on Showtime July 12th.

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The Mendocino Film Festival 2019: A Conversation with Claudia Puig

A look at the Mendocino Film Festival and conversation with Program Director Claudia Puig.

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: July 11, 2019

The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Silent Hill and Europa, Europa.