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Game Night is a nearly perfect entertainment for adults over a certain age.

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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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Fox's “Shot in the Dark” More than Just a Sports Movie

“Shot in the Dark” focuses on more than just basketball, and it’s more than just a sports movie with real-life stakes.

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Looking with Loving Eyes: Sally Potter on “The Party”

An interview with the writer/director of The Party.

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Netflix's “Seven Seconds” Takes Too Long to Get Where It’s Going

A review of a new Netflix drama launching this weekend starring Regina King.

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CSO's African American Network to Screen Timely Silent Film "The Scar of Shame"

As part of Black History Month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s African American Network will screen “The Scar of Shame,” with Renee Baker’s score, on Feb. 24 in Buntrock Hall.

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A Great Anthropological Experience: Steve James and Laura Checkoway on Their Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

An interview with Steve James and Laura Checkoway, the Oscar-nominated directors of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" and "Edith+Eddie," respectively.

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When Is a Superhero Movie Not Just a Movie? When it is "Black Panther."

An article about the wide-ranging efforts to arrange free screenings for students and young people to see the groundbreaking "Black Panther."

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A Universal Story: Rutger Hauer on "Samson"

An interview with the legendary Rutger Hauer about acting in the Biblical epic, "Samson."

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Criminal Mind: On Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet"

A gritty but electrifying mix of character study and crime drama.

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The Visual Language of "Mudbound" Cinematographer Rachel Morrison

A photo essay look at the visual language of Oscar-nominated Mudbound.

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Dreams of Africa: The Fantasy Politics of "Black Panther"

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A rare superhero fantasy that's plugged into the real world, but that still can't be all things to all viewers.

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American Horror: On Criterion’s “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Silence of the Lambs”

On two excellent Criterion releases of classic horror films.

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Berlin 2018: “Grass,” “Dovlatov,” “Transit”

A report from Berlin on three new films from international auteurs.