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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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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: December 14, 2017

The latest and greatest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "Princess Cyd," "Election," 'Twin Peaks," and more!

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Amazon's "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" Doesn't Live Up to Great Premise

A review of Amazon's new series, "Jean-Claude Van Johnson."

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The Individual Top Tens of 2017

The lists of best films of 2017.

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30 Minutes on: "As Good As it Gets"

She makes him want to be a better man, and this movie makes me want a better movie.

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"Get Out" Named Best Film of 2017 by AAFCA

An article on the African American Film Critics Association Awards ("AAFCA") for 2017.

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"Step" to Inspire Young Filmmakers at DePaul on December 16th

An article about the special screening of Amanda Lipitz's "Step" scheduled for Saturday, December 16th, at DePaul University in conjunction with the CHA.

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A New Frontier: Bill Pullman and Jared Moshe on "The Ballad of Lefty Brown"

The star and director of "The Ballad of Lefty Brown" talk about their revisionist Western.

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Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name Win Big For the Chicago Film Critics Association

The winners for the 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association.

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A Composer For All Seasons: On the Range of John Williams

A look at the work of John Williams outside of his greatest hits.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room: "Home is Where the Hurt Is" by Asher Gelzer-Govatos

This month's excerpt from online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room is an essay about home and "Little Women."

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“The Shape of Water” Leads the 2018 Golden Globe Nominees

An article about the 2018 nominees of the Golden Globe Awards.

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“Call Me By Your Name” Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations

The 2017 nominees for the Chicago Film Critics Association.