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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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The Favourite, Roma Lead 2019 Oscar Nominations

A full list of the nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Final Predictions For the 2019 Oscar Nominations

What will lead the way tomorrow morning? Let us look into our crystal ball.

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MoMA’s To Save and Project Restoration Festival to Screen Cane River

An article about MoMA's To Save and Project Restoration Festival and its January 18th screening of "Cane River."

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The Lion in Winter

A piece from a Far-Flung Correspondent on The Lion in Winter.

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Syfy's Deadly Class Fails to Live Up to Its Potential

A review of the new Syfy series Deadly Class, which premieres on January 16.

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Showtime’s Black Monday Wastes Talented Ensemble

A review of Showtime's Black Monday, starring Don Cheadle, Regina Hall, and Andrew Rannells.

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Roma, Vice, Black Panther Win Big at 24th Critics' Choice Awards

Sarah Knight Adamson reports from Santa Monica, CA on the winners and speeches at last weekend's Critics' Choice Awards.

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R.L. Stine on Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween, the Connection Between Humor and Horror and More

An interview with R.L. Stine about Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.

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Born This Way: Why 1954’s A Star Is Born Is Still The Best

An essay about the five screen versions of "A Star Is Born," and why George Cukor's 1954 masterpiece still reigns supreme.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room January 2019: The Year of the Death Wish by Fran Hoepfner

An essay by Fran Hoepfner on Mission: Impossible - Fallout and Free Solo, as excerpted from the latest issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room.

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Emma González's confidence; Cost of erasing cyber-reality; Barry Jenkins on "Beale Street"; Becoming parents; Oakton College's pop-up film festival.

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Lukas Dhont on Girl, the Film's Controversial Casting, What Representation Means to Him and More

An interview with Lukas Dhont, director/co-writer of "Girl."