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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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Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com 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
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#327 May 1, 2018

Matt writes: Ebertfest 2018 was a resounding success this year, featuring unforgettable conversations with Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Jeff "The Dude" Dowd, Kogonada, Andy Davis, Gregory Nava and many other extraordinary talents. Among the essential films screened this year were "American Splendor," "Rambling Rose," "Belle" and "13th," which earned one of the festival's biggest ovations.

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#326 April 17, 2018

Matt writes: The 20th anniversary of Ebertfest will kick off tomorrow, April 18th, and run through Sunday, April 22nd, at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois. Andrew Davis' classic edge-of-your-seat thriller, "The Fugitive," will open the festival, which features other beloved titles including "American Splendor" and "The Big Lebowski," as well as such trailblazing filmmakers as Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Amma Asante, Martha Coolidge and many more.

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#325 April 3, 2018

Matt writes: The 2018 installment of our Women Writers Week at RogerEbert.com just came to a close and featured extraordinary writing from such vital scribes as Arielle Bernstein, Tomris Laffly, Christy Lemire, Kristen Lopez, Nell Minow, Jana Monji, Sheila O'Malley, Allison Shoemaker, Susan Wloszczyna and many others.

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#324 March 20, 2018

Matt writes: The 2018 SXSW Film Festival just wrapped this past weekend and featured a wide array of enticing titles headed for theaters and streaming platforms this year. Check out our table of contents providing reviews penned by Brian Tallerico and Nick Allen of festival selections such as Andrew Haigh's "Lean on Pete," John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place" and Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One"

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