Jim Hemphill

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Kasi Lemmons on white Americans; Halina Dyrschka on Hilma af Klint; Recommended books on racism; Wisdom of James Baldwin; Lesli Linka Glatter on David Lynch.

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The Fortson family on "Rated"; Deborah Kampmeier on "Tape"; William Paul Clark on Tarantino; Tribute to Kenneth Turan; 19 Classic Tex Avery Cartoons.

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In praise of "The Garden Left Behind"; Epic Tarantino panel; Power of "Modern Love"; Why films about the past should embrace horror; Greatness of "The Irishman."

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Veronica Cartwright on "The Field"; Musso & Frank turns 100, Silent films' universally accessible power; 'Mrs. Maisel' actresses battle restraints on women; In defense of "The Fanatic."

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Valerie Weiss on her path to Hollywood; Emily Lape and Alison Hixon on "Mercy's Girl"; Alma Har'el's plan for female directors; Four-part "Hateful Eight"; Lisa Hanawalt and Raphael Bob-Waksberg.

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Emma González's confidence; Cost of erasing cyber-reality; Barry Jenkins on "Beale Street"; Becoming parents; Oakton College's pop-up film festival.

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Rescuing "The Other Side of the Wind"; Why Elaine May is a National Treasure; In praise of "Bull"; A decade of Lady Gaga; Why Saying "Me Too" Isn't Enough.

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Thumbnails 8/28/18

Miranda Harcourt on "The Changeover"; Elvis makes a comeback; Edward James Olmos on "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez"; In memory of John McCain; Patricia Clarkson on "Sharp Objects."

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A friend in Aretha; 'Cielo' provides spiritual awareness; Trial runs for fascism in full flow; Soderbergh on the studio system; 95-year-old WWII veteran pens book.

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Austin Pendleton and Ann Whitney on "Calumet"; Keeping up with Hugh Grant; Score-only version of "The Last Jedi"; David and Lauren Hogg's new book; Problem with seeking the best for your kids.

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Why "Eighth Grade" Gets It Right; Olivier Assayas on "Cold Water"; Europe's rising nationalism; Michael Dinner on "L.A. Confidential"; Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote.

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Margaret Betts on "Novitiate"; Alexandra Billings on transgender negativity; Visual language of oppression; Curious pleasure of TV edits; Collapse of "House of Cards."

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Emer Kinsella on "Jungle"; Zadie Smith on social media; John Landis on "Innocent Blood"; "Josie and the Pussycats" was ahead of its time; "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films.

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Michael Glover Smith on "Mercury in Retrograde"; Mary Lou Belli on "NCIS: New Orleans"; Nick Thune on "Dave Made a Maze"; Shana Moulton on "Twin Peaks"; Fandom evolves to listen.

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An appreciation of "The Blackcoat's Daughter"; A letter to my mother; "Happy Campers" deserves classic status; Relevance of "The House is Black"; In praise of "Old Enough."

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Maria Dragus on "Graduation"; Phyllis Diller at the Smithsonian; Cinema's obsession with cyberpunk; Joy of "Sandy Wexler"; 10 real laws straight out of "The Handmaid's Tale."

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Rest in Peace, Al Nalbandian; Merging of Hollywood and China; Nnedi Okorafor on whitewashing; Decline of the Western; Kristen Stewart on bisexuality.

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Ross Partridge on "Lamb"; Charlie Murphy's last laugh; The stardom of Weird Al; Deborah Kampmeier on "Split"; "Billions" sets new high for cable television.

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Michael Gibson on Musicality; "Six" outshines award contenders; "Logan" is a great superhero story; Transgender doll based on Jazz Jennings; "Brown Girls" offers voice to queer women of color.

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Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami on "Sonita"; Chicago filmmakers on the Trump era; Jamal Joseph on "Chapter and Verse"; Maggie Greenwald on "Sophie and the Rising Sun"; The boy from "Charade".

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Alexis G. Zall on "Coin Heist" and YouTube; What is a dog's purpose; Ed Asner on Mary Tyler Moore; 25 intimidating movies; Power of cheap music.