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The Lion King

The movie is never less interesting than when it's trying to be the original Lion King, and never more compelling than when it's carving out…

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Singer brings Luz in for an effective ending, but it still feels like a movie that just barely works as a feature film, and almost…

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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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Veronica Mars Returns to Hulu in Rare Successful TV Reboot

A review of the reboot of Veronica Mars, now on Hulu.

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Comic-Con 2019: An Interview with the Creator of Thanos

An interview with Jim Starlin at SDCC, the man who gave us Thanos.

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Comic-Con 2019: Batman Inducted Into Hall of Fame

A report on an event and pop-up museum from SDCC.

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Fantasia 2019: Bruce McDonald's Dreamland, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby

Reviews from the Fantasia Film Festival of the beguiling hitman story Bruce McDonald's Dreamland, and a special presentation of a rare horror sequel.

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Old Friends Who’ve Just Met: Dave Goelz on The Muppet Movie, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Much More

An interview with Dave Goelz, a.k.a. Gonzo in "The Muppet Movie," which returns to theaters on July 25th and July 30th, courtesy of Fathom Events.

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NALIP Honors AAFCA with its 2019 We Are Inclusion Award

An article about the African American Film Critics Association receiving the We Are Inclusion Award from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.

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Japan Cuts 2019 Preview

A preview of this weekend's Japan Cuts festival in New York City.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room July 2019: Only I Know the Secrets: Breaking Down Under the Silver Lake by Ethan Warren

This month's Bright Wall/Dark Room excerpt on Under the Silver Lake.

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Fly Me to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and Man's Walk on the Moon

The writers at share their favorite moon-related songs, movies and events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's walk on the moon.

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From Blue Velvet to Top Gun: J. Hoberman on Movie Culture in the Reagan Era

An interview with the legendary critic J. Hoberman on the release of his book Make My Day.

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Fantasia 2019: Vivarium, Critters Attack!

Reviews from Fantasia of two films, including the sci-fi suburban horror story Vivarium and the latest Critters movie.

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Fantasia 2019: Phantom of Winnipeg

A review from Fantasia of a new documentary that celebrates Phantom of the Paradise and its fanbase.