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One never senses judgment from Dano, Kazan, Gyllenhaal, or Mulligan—they recognize that there’s beauty even in the mistakes we make in life. It’s what makes…

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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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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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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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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.

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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.