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Vivarium isn’t a fun watch, and not just because it’s generally claustrophobic and insistently bleak.

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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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  • Roger Ebert

    Roger Ebert

    Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.

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  • Chaz Ebert

    Chaz Ebert

    Chaz is the CEO of several Ebert enterprises, including the President of The Ebert Company Ltd, and of Ebert Digital LLC, Publisher of, President of Ebert Productions and Chairman of the Board of The Roger and Chaz Ebert Foundation, and Co-Founder and Producer of Ebertfest, the film festival now in its 18th year.

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  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Matt Zoller Seitz

    Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor at Large of, TV critic for New York Magazine and, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.

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  • Brian Tallerico

    Brian Tallerico

    Brian Tallerico is the Editor of, and also covers television, film, Blu-ray, and video games. He is also the Editor of Magill's Cinema Annual, a writer for The New York Times, Vulture, The AV Club, and Rolling Stone, and the President of the Chicago Film Critics Association.

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  • Nick Allen

    Nick Allen

    Nick Allen is an Assistant Editor at and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association.

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    Matt Fagerholm

    Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. 

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  • Nell Minow

    Nell Minow

    Nell Minow reviews movies and DVDs each week as The Movie Mom online and on radio stations across the US. She is the author of The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies and 101 Must-See Movie Moments.

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  • Simon Abrams

    Simon Abrams

    Simon Abrams is a native New Yorker and freelance film critic whose work has been featured Esquire, the Village Voice and elsewhere.

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  • Monica Castillo

    Monica Castillo

    Monica Castillo is a freelance writer and University of Southern California Annenberg graduate film critic fellow. Although she originally went to Boston University for biochemistry and molecular biology before landing in the sociology department, she went on to review films for The Boston Phoenix, WBUR, Dig Boston, The Boston Globe, and co-hosted the podcast “Cinema Fix.” 

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  • Odie Henderson

    Odie Henderson

    Odie "Odienator" Henderson is a 26-year veteran of Information Technology. He runs the blogs Big Media Vandalism and Tales of Odienary Madness. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Glenn Kenny

    Glenn Kenny

    Glenn Kenny was the chief film critic of Premiere magazine for almost half of its existence. He has written for a host of other publications and resides in Brooklyn. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Tomris Laffly

    Tomris Laffly

    Tomris Laffly is a freelance film writer and film critic based in New York. She regularly contributes to Time Out New York, Film Journal International, Film School Rejects and, and her byline has appeared in Indiewire, Variety and Vulture, among other outlets.

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  • Christy Lemire

    Christy Lemire

    Christy Lemire is a co-host of the YouTube film review show "What the Flick?!" Christy reviewed films for The Associated Press for over 14 years. You can find Christy's writing at She's also on Twitter @christylemire and on Facebook at Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Sheila O'Malley

    Sheila O'Malley

    Sheila O'Malley received a BFA in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's in Acting from the Actors Studio MFA Program. Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Ali Arikan

    Ali Arikan

    Ali Arikan is the chief film critic of Dipnot TV, a Turkish news portal and iPad magazine. Ali’s work has appeared in numerous outlets. Originally from Ankara, Turkey, he has lived in Cologne, Germany; Durham and London, UK. Ali currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.

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  • Angelica Jade Bastien

    Angelica Jade Bastien

    Angelica Jade Bastién is a Chicago based critic and essayist. She’s written for the New York Times, Vulture, The Atlantic, and The Village Voice.

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  • Dan Callahan

    Dan Callahan

    Dan Callahan is the author of "Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman" and "Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave." He has written for "New York Magazine," "Film Comment," "Sight and Sound," "Time Out New York," "The L Magazine," and many other publications. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

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  • Seongyong Cho

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  • Godfrey Cheshire

    Godfrey Cheshire

    Godfrey Cheshire is a film critic, journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. He has written for The New York Times, Variety, Film Comment, The Village Voice, Interview, Cineaste and other publications.

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  • Olivia Collette

    Olivia Collette

    Olivia Collette is based in Montreal, and has written for the Montreal Gazette, World Film Locations: San Francisco, Sparksheet, Indiewire’s Press Play blog, the Spectator Arts Blog and other outlets. She discusses pop culture at Livvy Jams.

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  • Robert Daniels

    Robert Daniels

    Robert Daniels is a freelance film critic based in Chicago with a MA in English. He’s the founder of 812filmreviews, and he’s written for ThePlaylist, Consequence of Sound, and Mediaversity.

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  • Mark Dujsik

    Mark Dujsik

    Mark Dujsik has been writing about film since 2001. He is the sole writer, editor, and publisher of Mark Reviews Movies. Mark was a staff writer/co-critic at UR Chicago Magazine from 2007 until the end of its print edition in 2008, has written reviews for various online publications, and currently contributes to Magill’s Cinema Annual.

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  • Steve Erickson

    Steve Erickson

    Steve Erickson lives in New York, where he writes for The Village Voice, Sight and Sound, Gay City News, Fandor, Film Comment, the Nashville Scene, Studio Daily and other publications. He has made four short films. His website is Chronicle of a Passion.

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  • Sam Fragoso

    Sam Fragoso

    A native of Chicago, Sam lives and works in San Francisco as a journalist and student at San Francisco State University. He's the founder of Movie Mezzanine, residential film critic for SF Bay and member of the OFCS. He also happens to be (consistently) illogically idealistic about everything (save for politics).

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  • Scott Jordan Harris

    Scott Jordan Harris

    Scott Jordan Harris is a film critic from Great Britain. Formerly editor of The Spectator's arts blog and The Big Picture magazine, he is now a culture blogger for The Daily Telegraph; a contributor to BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme and Front Row.

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  • Ben Kenigsberg

    Ben Kenigsberg

    Ben Kenigsberg is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. He edited the film section of Time Out Chicago from 2011 to 2013 and served as a staff critic for the magazine beginning in 2006. 

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  • Joyce Kulhawik

    Joyce Kulhawik

    Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), co-hosted the syndicated movie-review show "Hot Ticket" and was a continuing co-host on "Roger Ebert & The Movies." Look for her review online at

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  • Donald Liebenson

    Donald Liebenson

    Donald Liebenson is a Chicago-based film critic, entertainment writer and DVD reviewer. He has been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Printer's Row Journal, Los Angeles Times, Movieline and Entertainment Weekly.

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  • Patrick Z. McGavin

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  • Michael Mirasol

    Michael Mirasol

    Michael Mirasol is a Filipino independent film critic who has been writing about films for the past eleven years. He briefly served as film critic for the Manila Times and now writes occasionally for Uno Magazine and his blog The Flipcritic.

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  • Jana Monji

    Jana Monji

    Jana Monji, made in San Diego, California, lost in Japan several times, has written about theater and movies for the LA Weekly, LA Times, and currently, and the Pasadena Weekly. Her short fiction has been published in the Asian American Literary Review.

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  • Omer M. Mozaffar

    Omer M. Mozaffar

    Omer M. Mozaffar teaches at Loyola University Chicago, where he is the Muslim Chaplain, teaching courses in Theology and Literature. He has given thousands of talks on Islam since 9/11. He is also a Hollywood Technical Consultant for productions on matters related to Islam, Arabs, South Asians. 

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  • Vikram Murthi

    Vikram Murthi

    Vikram Murthi is a freelance writer and critic currently based out of Chicago, IL. He writes about film and television for, The A.V. Club, and Vulture. He previously was a chief film critic at Movie Mezzanine and a news writer for IndieWire. You can follow him on Twitter @fauxbeatpoet.

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  • Michał Oleszczyk

    Michał Oleszczyk

    Michał Oleszczyk is a film critic and scholar based in Poland. In 2012, he has been named the Critic of the Year by the Polish Film Institute.

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  • Jessica Ritchey

    Jessica Ritchey

    Jessica Ritchey is a writer based in the orbit between Washington D.C. and Baltimore. She credits a VHS copy of "Singin’ in the Rain" as her introduction to a love of movies.

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  • Barbara Scharres

    Barbara Scharres

    Barbara Scharres is the Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  

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  • Allison Shoemaker

    Allison Shoemaker

    Allison Shoemaker is a freelance film and television critic based in Chicago. 

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  • Justine Smith

    Justine Smith

    Justine Smith is a writer based in Montreal, Quebec. In 2015 she was selected as a part of the Locarno Critics Academy and has been pursuing a career in film criticism ever since.

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  • Peter Sobczynski

    Peter Sobczynski

    Peter Sobczynski is a contributor to and Magill's Cinema Annual and can be heard weekly on the nationally syndicated "Mancow's Morning Madhouse" radio show.

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  • Collin Souter

    Collin Souter

    Collin Souter has been reviewing films in Chicago for 14 years, most
    notably on WGN Radio where he has been a part of the movie review
    segment every week on The Nick Digilio Show.

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  • Scout Tafoya

    Scout Tafoya

    Scout Tafoya is a blogger and filmmaker who writes for and edits the arts blog Apocalypse Now and directs both feature length and short films.

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  • Katherine Tulich

    Katherine Tulich

    Katherine Tulich is an Australian-born entertainment journalist now living in Los Angeles, where she covers music, movies and television. She is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times.

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  • Gerardo Valero

    Gerardo Valero

    Gerardo Valero is lives in Mexico City with his wife Monica. Since 2011 he's been writing a daily blog about film clichés and flubs (in Spanish) on Mexico's Cine-Premiere Magazine. His contributions to "Ebert's Little Movie Glossary" were included in the last twelve editions of "Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook."

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  • Pablo Villaça

    Pablo Villaça

    A writer, filmmaker and a film critic since 1994, Pablo Villaça wrote for many Brazilian movie magazines. In 2002, he became the first Latin-American critic to be part of the Online Film Critics Society, being elected its first non-English speaking Governing Committee member in 2011.

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  • Anath White

    Anath White

    Anath White has done everything from script coverage for The Sundance Institute to
    local NPR radio host to researcher/creative consultant on numerous Showtime films.

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  • Susan Wloszczyna

    Susan Wloszczyna

    Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly thirty years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.

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  • Alan Zilberman

    Alan Zilberman

    Alan Zilberman is the film editor for Brightest Young Things, an online nightlife and culture magazine based out of Washington, DC. His has contributed to The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, The Atlantic, Indiewire, The Week, Las Vegas Weekly, and other outlets

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