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12 Strong

“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.

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The Final Year

A documentary about the final year of foreign policy during the Obama administration, and incidentally about the grim surprises that life sometimes has in store…

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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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Den of Thieves
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Small Town Crime
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Forever My Girl
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Mom and Dad
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Ebert Fellows Announced for Sundance 2018

An article announcing the selection of the Roger Ebert Fellows for the Sundance Institute covering the Sundance Film Festival, January 18-28, 2018.

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Sundance 2018: “Private Life”

A review of the Opening Night film for Sundance 2018, Tamara Jenkins' "Private Life."

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Blackhouse Events Set for Sundance 2018

An article about scheduled events from The Blackhouse Foundation at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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2018 Winter Movie Preview: 25 Films We're Excited About

A countdown of our most anticipated films coming this winter.

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Sundance Film Festival 2018 Jury Announced

An article announcing the jury members of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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20 Films We Can’t Wait to See at Sundance 2018

A look at 20 of the most promising films of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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Women Rock the 23rd Critics Choice Awards

A report from the 2018 Critics Choice Awards.

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You Gotta Keep Your Eyes Open: An Appreciation of “Matinee”

A review and appreciation of Joe Dante's Matinee, on Special Edition blu-ray this week.

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Into the Life of a Madman with “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”

A review of the latest crime mini-series from Ryan Murphy.

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L.A. Film Critics Association Awards Ceremony to be Held January 13th

An article about the L.A. Film Critics Association Awards (LAFCA) ceremony scheduled for Saturday, January 13th.

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Dr. Strangelove in the Age of Trump

A look at the way Donald Trump's words and images recall the Stanley Kubrick classic.

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Anti-Trump Theme Ties 2017 National Film Registry

A look at the anti-Trump worldview that connects the 17 films recently inducted into the National Film Registry.