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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

This is a movie that’s annoying in part because it doesn’t care if you’re annoyed by it. It doesn’t need you, the individual viewer, to…

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The Catcher Was a Spy

Paul Rudd plays against type, though not effectively, in this true story of a baseball catcher who was also an OSS agent.

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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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Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
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Cannes 2018: Table of Contents

An updating table of contents for all of our video and written dispatches from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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Michael Kutza, Retiring Founder of Cinema/Chicago, to be Honored at July 14th Gala

An article about the retirement of Cinema/Chicago founder and CEO Michael Kutza.

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Festivals & Awards

If I Had an Emmy Ballot 2018

What our TV critic would nominate for Emmys for the 2017-18 season.

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: June 21, 2018

The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Bowling For Columbine, The Death of Stalin, and Pacific Rim: Uprising.

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Netflix's Luke Cage is Stronger, Faster in its Second Season

A review of the second season of Netflix's "Luke Cage," which premieres on Friday.

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BAMcinemaFest 2018 Preview

A preview of the 2018 BAMcinemaFest.

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Taylor Sheridan's Ambitious Yellowstone is Expansive, Unruly

A review of Paramount Network's new series Yellowstone, co-created by writer/director Taylor Sheridan.

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Video: Share Your Empathy on Roger's Birthday

A video highlighting the principles championed by Roger Ebert.

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What would Roger have done?

Roger Ebert was born on this day in 1942, and died a little over five years ago. I owe a good part of my success to reading and watching Roger, emulating as many of his lessons as I could, and…

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Video: Roger Ebert on 11th Hour

May Contain Spoilers

Roger Ebert's speech on empathy for the "11th Hour" series on April 9th, 1994, being republished here in honor of his birthday June 18.

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Mr. SOUL! to Screen at AFI DOCS on June 16th

An article about Melissa Haizlip and Samuel D. Pollard's "Mr. SOUL!", screening Saturday, June 16th, at AFI DOCS. And Rory Kennedy's "Above and Beyond: NASA'S Journey to Tomorrow.'

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House of Pain: Alex Wolff on Hereditary

Alex Wolff on his emotional performance in the terrifying new film, "Hereditary."