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Do you know the biggest sin of the new Halloween? It’s just not scary. And that’s one thing you could never say about the original.

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First Man

If you want to get an almost first-person sense of what it felt like to ride a rocket into orbit and beyond, "First Man" is…

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Ballad of Narayama

"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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After Everything
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A Labor of Love: John C. Reilly on The Sisters Brothers

An interview with the Oscar-nominated actor about producing and co-starring in Jacques Audiard's unusual Western, The Sisters Brothers.

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Gareth Evans on the Brutal Violence and Practical Effects of Apostle

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An interview with writer/director Gareth Evans about his gory pagan horror film, Apostle.

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Be Noisy: A Report from the 4th Women in Entertainment Summit

Jana Monji reports on the different speakers and conversations at last Thursday's Women in Entertainment summit.

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NYFF 2018: La Flor

A report from the 2018 New York Film Festival on Mariano Llinás' 808-minute film, La Flor.

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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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NYFF 2018: The Times of Bill Cunningham, Cold War, Detour

A report from the New York Film Festival on two new films and a classic.

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CIFF 2018: Transit, Non-Fiction

A review of two films making their Chicago debuts at CIFF this year from Christian Petzold and Olivier Assayas.

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HBO's Comedy Series Camping is an Unpleasant Trip

A review of HBO's new series from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, Camping.

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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."