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McQueen’s masterful film is the kind that works on multiple levels simultaneously—as pure pulp entertainment but also as a commentary on how often it feels…

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The Girl in the Spider's Web

The cinematic equivalent of a clip-on version of the nose ring that its central character famously sports throughout—a simulacrum that tries to evoke the edge…

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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 Girl in the Spider's Web
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The Grinch
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Outlaw King
- Brian Tallerico
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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The Long Dumb Road
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Chef Flynn
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The New Romantic
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El Angel
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Postcards from London
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River Runs Red
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In a Relationship
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Creatively Nasty: Gillian Flynn on Widows and Sharp Objects

An interview with Gillian Flynn about co-writing the Steve McQueen heist film, Widows.

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AFI Fest 2018: On the Basis of Sex

A review of Mimi Leder's On the Basis of Sex, after its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles.

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AFI Fest 2018: I Am the Night

The first episode of TNT's “I Am the Night” made its world premiere at AFI FEST on Friday afternoon at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

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Short Film: Sebastian by Sam Fragoso

A short film by contributor Sam Fragoso.

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There Is No Spoon: Watching The Matrix Trilogy in 2018

A review of the 4K Blu-ray box set for The Matrix Trilogy.

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: November 8, 2018

New films on Blu-ray and streaming, including BlacKkKlansman, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, and The Incredibles 2.

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Seventh Row Releases Fantastic E-Book on Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here

A look at an e-book of interviews and critical writing on one of the best films of 2018.

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In the '90s, Batman was at its best in Mask of the Phantasm

An appreciation of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm as its 25th anniversary approaches.

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Short Films in Focus: Bartleby

An interview with the two directors of Bartleby, and a presentation of the short film.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Weaves History of Western Genre into Gaming Masterpiece

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterpiece that owes a great debt to everyone from John Ford to David Milch.

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American Animals: Paul Dano on Wildlife

An interview with Paul Dano about making his directorial debut with the new drama, Wildlife.

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The vitality of "The Hate U Give" and "Widows"; Identifying as a witch; Farewell Filmstruck; Revisiting "The Halloween Tree"; A disservice to Freddie Mercury.