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Galveston

A cliched but sensitively observed crime drama about a gangster's thug and a call girl who go on the run.

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Halloween

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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"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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The Guilty
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My Dinner With Hervé
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On Her Shoulders
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The Price of Everything
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What They Had
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Stella's Last Weekend
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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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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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Restoration of Horace Jenkins' African-American Romeo & Juliet to Premiere in New Orleans and DC

An article about the 4K restoration of Horace Jenkins' "Cane River" premiering October 22nd at the New Orleans Film Festival and October 25th at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, made possible by IndieCollect and the…

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Kiernan Shipka Casts Indelible Spell on Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

A review of the first season of Netflix's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina."

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Villains Rule in the Third Season of Marvel’s Daredevil

A review of the third season of Daredevil, which starts streaming on Netflix on October 19.

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Netflix's Excellent Wanderlust is a Deep Dive into Love and Marriage

A review of the new BBC One and Netflix series Wanderlust, starring Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh.

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The Absurdity of Life: Elizabeth Chomko and Robert Forster on What They Had

An interview with writer/director Elizabeth Chomko and actor Robert Forster about their Chicago family dramedy, What They Had.

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The Best Strange: The Young Actors of Mid90s on Starring in Jonah Hill's Directorial Debut

An interview with the young stars of Mid90s, Jonah Hill's debut as writer/director.

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Amandla Stenberg and George Tillman, Jr. on Bringing Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give to the Big Screen

An interview with Amandla Stenberg and director George Tillman, Jr. about their adaptation of Angie Thomas' novel, The Hate U Give.

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The Legendary Tom Savini on a Career of Special Effects Wizardy and Unforgettable Horror

An interview with special effects maestro Tom Savini, encompassing his filmmaking career.

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NYFF 2018: Roma, Her Smell, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, At Eternity's Gate

Reviews from the New York Film Festival of the latest by Alfonso Cuaron, Alex Ross Perry, the Coen brothers and Julian Schnabel.

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