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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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Balder and Dash

The Best Films of the 2010s

Our staff choices for the best films from 2010 through 2019.


Adult Drama of The Accident Should Appeal to Hulu Subscribers

A review of the new Hulu show imported from Channel 4, The Accident.

Chaz's Journal

Benjamin Marshall Documentary to Premiere Today at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center

An article about today's noon premiere of a new movie about architect Benjamin Marshall at the Gene Siskel Film Center.


Mr. Rogers' Compulsive Intimacy: The Writers Behind A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

An interview with the writers of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.


Olivia Colman Leads Netflix's The Crown in Fascinating Third Season

A review of the third season of The Crown, which premieres on Netflix on November 17.


Home Entertainment Guide: November 14, 2019

The latest on Blu-ray and streaming includes Good Boys, Hobbs & Shaw, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.


A Language Possessed and Reconquered: Mati Diop on Atlantics

An interview with director Mati Diop about her beguiling directorial debut, Atlantics.

Festivals & Awards

Chicago Journalists Association Upholds Journalistic Excellence at its 80th Anniversary Awards Dinner on November 15th

An article on the Chicago Journalists Association's 80th Anniversary Awards Dinner to be held Friday, November 15th, where Cheryl Burton will get the Lifetime Achievement Award and other awards for journalistic excellence will be given.


Studying Shia and Bringing Otis to Life: Alma Har'el on Honey Boy

An interview with director Alma Har'el about her narrative directorial debut, Honey Boy.


Hulu Comedy Dollface Not as Clever as It Thinks

A review of the Hulu series Dollface, which premieres November 15.


Disney Plus Launches with Star Wars Spin-off The Mandalorian

A review of the new Star Wars spin-off, The Mandalorian.

Balder and Dash

Short Films in Focus: Sometimes, I Think About Dying

An interview with the director of Sometimes, I Think About Dying and a presentation of the short film.