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Always Leave 'Em Laughing: Peter Bogdanovich on Buster Keaton, superheroes, television, and the effect of time on movies

Peter Bogdanovich, film historian and filmmaker, talks about Buster Keaton, the subject of his new documentary.

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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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Netflix’s Terrifying, Moving The Haunting of Hill House is Essential Viewing

A review of Mike Flanagan's new horror series based on the Shirley Jackson novel, The Haunting of Hill House.

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Mourn the Living: Felix Van Groeningen on Beautiful Boy

An interview with Felix Van Groeningen, director/co-writer of "Beautiful Boy."

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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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Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men Followup The Romanoffs is Star-Studded, Self-Indulgent

A review of the first two episodes of Amazon's The Romanoffs.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room October 2018: A Story with A Ghost in It: On Family, Trauma, and Hope in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak

An essay by Kate Horowitz about Crimson Peak, excerpted from online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room's October issue.

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RIFF 2018: Table of Contents

A table of contents rounding up's coverage of the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival.

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NYFF 2018: Ray & Liz, Asako I & II, Hotel by the River

A report from the New York Film Festival on three international films.

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RIFF 2018: Woman at War, Jonas Mekas Exhibition and Camilla Strøm Henriksen on Phoenix

A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival, featuring a review of Benedikt Erlingsson’s "Woman at War," coverage of the Jonas Mekas exhibition and an interview with "Phoenix" director Camilla Strøm Henriksen.

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Once Upon a Time in Haddonfield: Revisiting John Carpenter's Halloween

Far Flung Correspondent Seongyong Cho revisits John Carpenter's classic Halloween.

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The Most Stressful Time in Our Lives: Ike Barinholtz on The Oath

An interview with writer/director/star Ike Barinholtz about his timely comedy, The Oath.