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KVIFF 2018: Table of Contents

An updating table of contents featuring all of Matt Fagerholm's coverage from the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

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You Have to Be Smart to Survive: Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on Blindspotting

An interview with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, stars and co-writers of "Blindspotting."

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Eighth Grade and the Political Currency of Being a Teenage Girl

As Bo Burnham’s examination of middle school malaise “Eighth Grade” hits cinemas, it’s worth considering the breadth of films that examine the teenage experience.

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Fantasia International Film Festival 2018 Preview

A sneak peek of the films we'll be covering at Montreal's exciting Fantasia International Film Festival.

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The World's Biggest Elsie Fisher Fan: Bo Burnham on Eighth Grade

An interview with Bo Burnham, who makes his debut as a writer and director with the adolescent comedy, "Eighth Grade."

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Celebrating Michael Kutza: Founder of Chicago International Film Festival to be Honored at July 14th Gala

An article about the July 14th gala honoring Chicago International Film Festival founder and CEO Michael Kutza.

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A Long Journey: Charlie Plummer on Lean on Pete

A chat with Charlie Plummer, star of Andrew Haigh's Lean on Pete.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room July 2018: A Room with a View

An essay about James Ivory's "A Room with a View," as excerpted from the latest edition of the online magazine, Bright Wall/Dark Room.

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Goodbye to the Sigh Guy: A Tribute to Tab Hunter, 1931-2018

A tribute to the late Tab Hunter, a gay matinee idol and Hollywood trailblazer.

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New York Asian Film Festival 2018: Highlights and Memories

A feature on the 17th New York Asian Film Festival.

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Translating into Poetry: Boots Riley on Sorry to Bother You

An interview with writer/director Boots Riley about his incendiary new film, "Sorry to Bother You."

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KVIFF 2018: Closing Night, Barry Levinson and Four More Highlights

A dispatch from the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, featuring coverage of closing night, a conversation with Barry Levinson, and reviews of "Putin's Witnesses," "Museum," "Climax" and "Cold War."