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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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Gil Robertson Talks to Chaz Ebert About the Importance of the African American Film Critics Awards and AAFCA

An interview with Gil Robertson, president of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), which will hold its 11th annual ceremony on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020.

Festivals & Awards

Stars Shine at the 25th Critics Choice Awards

A personal report from the 2020 CCA Awards.

Festivals & Awards

Alliance of Women Film Journalists' 2019 EDA Awards Honor Little Women, Parasite and More

An article detailing the winners of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists' 2019 EDA Awards, including Actress Defying Age and Ageism.


Excellent Little America is Apple’s Best Show

A review of the excellent Apple TV show Little America.


Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez Offers Glimpse into American Tragedy

A review of the new Netflix crime docuseries about former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.


Creator of Veep Returns with Hugh Laurie on HBO’s Avenue 5

A TV review of the new HBO show Avenue 5, created by Armando Iannucci and starring Hugh Laurie.

Balder and Dash

The 4-Star Films of 2019

A collection of the reviews given our highest possible grade in 2019.


Diary of a Future President Offers Laughs, Hope to Disney+ Families

A review of the new Disney+ series Diary of a Future President, which premieres on January 17.


HBO's Strange, Sexy The New Pope is Never Dull

A review of HBO's The New Pope, which premieres on January 13.

Festivals & Awards

​Joker Leads Oscar Nominations

The 2020 Oscar nominations.


Stephen King Adaptation The Outsider is Another Major, Bold Mystery Series for HBO

A review of the new HBO series The Outsider, as adapted from the novel by Stephen King.

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Buck Henry: 1930-2020

A tribute to the great Buck Henry.