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The Guilty

With its single setting and real-time story, The Guilty is a brilliant genre exercise, a cinematic study in tension, sound design, and how to make…

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Do you know the biggest sin of the new Halloween? It’s just not scary. And that’s one thing you could never say about the original.

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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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Captain of the Ship: Gerard Butler on Hunter Killer

An interview with actor and producer Gerard Butler about the submarine thriller and passion project, Hunter Killer.

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CIFF 2018: Friedkin Uncut, The Great Buster

A review of two films that played at CIFF on William Friedkin and Buster Keaton.

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30 Minutes on: "A Star is Born" (1976)

The glorious, frizzy-haired, big-bearded '70s welcome Striesand and Kristofferson into the pantheon.

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60 Minutes on: "The Hate U Give"

From a bestselling work of young adult fiction comes a political melodrama made with a theatrical audience in mind.

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Villains Rule in the Third Season of Marvel’s Daredevil

A review of the third season of Daredevil, which starts streaming on Netflix on October 19.

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Netflix's Excellent Wanderlust is a Deep Dive into Love and Marriage

A review of the new BBC One and Netflix series Wanderlust, starring Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh.

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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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The Best Strange: The Young Actors of Mid90s on Starring in Jonah Hill's Directorial Debut

An interview with the young stars of Mid90s, Jonah Hill's debut as writer/director.

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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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The Legendary Tom Savini on a Career of Special Effects Wizardy and Unforgettable Horror

An interview with special effects maestro Tom Savini, encompassing his filmmaking career.