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Sword of Trust

A likable throwback to the kind of rambling, character-driven 1990s indie comedies that the U.S. film industry barely releases to theaters anymore.

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A thorough and thoroughly conventional, look at the first astronaut to set foot on the moon.

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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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Fly Me to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and Man's Walk on the Moon

The writers at share their favorite moon-related songs, movies and events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's walk on the moon.

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Fantasia 2019: Sadako, The Deeper You Dig

A dispatch from Fantasia Festival, including the latest in Hideo Nakata's Ringu franchise and a supernatural indie that's a family affair.

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Video: Roger Ebert Day Declared in Chicago on July 12th, 2005

A video featuring Chicago City Council declaring Friday, July 12th, 2005, as Roger Ebert Day in Chicago.

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Midsommar and the Legacy of Break-Up Horror Movies

Horror has long been a vehicle for expressing the ways in which relationships of different generations crumble.

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Morgan Neville Finds Zen with Rick Rubin in Shangri-La

A review of Morgan Neville's Shangri-La, premiering on Showtime July 12th.

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The Mendocino Film Festival 2019: A Conversation with Claudia Puig

A look at the Mendocino Film Festival and conversation with Program Director Claudia Puig.

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: July 11, 2019

The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Silent Hill and Europa, Europa.

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Selling Between the Beats: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista on Stuber

An interview with Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, stars of Stuber.

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Fantasia International Film Festival Preview 2019

A preview of this year's Fantasia International Film Festival, including our most anticipated movies.

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Book Review: Innovative Binge Watching Books Merge Television, Travel Guides

A review of two new clever guides that merge travel and television.

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Lulu Wang on The Farewell, How Horror Movies Influenced Her True-Life Dramedy and More

An interview with writer/director Lulu Wang about The Farewell.

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Milos Stehlik: 1949-2019

A tribute to Milos Stehlik, Chicago film icon.