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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? comes from a place of understanding and love that few other biopics do, and it makes this difficult character a…

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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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CIFF 2018: Films We Covered at Other Festivals

Links to our reviews of films playing the Chicago International Film Festival.

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45 Movies to see at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival

An in-depth look at what's playing this month at the Chicago International Film Festival.

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The Absurdity of Life: Elizabeth Chomko and Robert Forster on What They Had

An interview with writer/director Elizabeth Chomko and actor Robert Forster about their Chicago family dramedy, What They Had.

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Amandla Stenberg and George Tillman, Jr. on Bringing Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give to the Big Screen

An interview with Amandla Stenberg and director George Tillman, Jr. about their adaptation of Angie Thomas' novel, The Hate U Give.

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NYFF 2018: Roma, Her Smell, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, At Eternity's Gate

Reviews from the New York Film Festival of the latest by Alfonso Cuaron, Alex Ross Perry, the Coen brothers and Julian Schnabel.

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A Labor of Love: John C. Reilly on The Sisters Brothers

An interview with the Oscar-nominated actor about producing and co-starring in Jacques Audiard's unusual Western, The Sisters Brothers.

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Gareth Evans on the Brutal Violence and Practical Effects of Apostle

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An interview with writer/director Gareth Evans about his gory pagan horror film, Apostle.

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Be Noisy: A Report from the 4th Women in Entertainment Summit

Jana Monji reports on the different speakers and conversations at last Thursday's Women in Entertainment summit.

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NYFF 2018: La Flor

A report from the 2018 New York Film Festival on Mariano Llinás' 808-minute film, La Flor.

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Always Leave 'Em Laughing: Peter Bogdanovich on Buster Keaton, superheroes, television, and the effect of time on movies

Peter Bogdanovich, film historian and filmmaker, talks about Buster Keaton, the subject of his new documentary.

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NYFF 2018: The Times of Bill Cunningham, Cold War, Detour

A report from the New York Film Festival on two new films and a classic.