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One never senses judgment from Dano, Kazan, Gyllenhaal, or Mulligan—they recognize that there’s beauty even in the mistakes we make in life. It’s what makes…

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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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Ballad of Narayama

"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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Meet Our Assistant Editors, Nick Allen and Matt Fagerholm

We are pleased to announce the addition of two great Assistant Editors at RogerEbert.com, Nick Allen and Matt Fagerholm. Both Nick and Matt studied film at Columbia College in Chicago. We congratulate them and look forward to their contributions to RogerEbert.com.  

Nick Allen has been writing about film online since moving to Chicago in 2007, and has been a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association since 2010. His reviews, interviews, blog posts, and more can be found at The Film Stage, Movie Mezzanine, HollywoodChicago.com, TheScorecardReview.com, and your local library’s recent copy of Magill’s Cinema Annual. You can find him on Twitter @nickallen_redux.

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Matt Fagerholm is the Assistant Editor at Ebert Publishing and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern independent filmmaking. Follow him on Twitter at @IndieOutlook.

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