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The movie is never less interesting than when it's trying to be the original Lion King, and never more compelling than when it's carving out…

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Singer brings Luz in for an effective ending, but it still feels like a movie that just barely works as a feature film, and almost…

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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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CIFF 2017: Films We've Seen at Previous Fests

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival kicked off this past Thursday with an Opening Night screening of Reginald Hudlin's "Marshall" and is now in full swing. To help your planning with CIFF's national, regional, and city premieres of these many exciting films, we've compiled a list of our reviews (from Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and New York) ready for your perusal. Be sure to check in throughout the fest for extensive coverage of more titles, including interviews with filmmakers and actors as they tour their latest through the Windy City. 

"Before We Vanish"

"Borg/McEnroe"

"BPM"

"Breathe"

"Call Me By Your Name"

"A Ciambra"

"Disappearance"

"The Endless"

"Faces Places"

"For Ahkeem"

"Goodbye Christopher Robin

"I, Tonya"

"In the Fade"

"Jane"

"Lady Bird"

"Last Flag Flying

"Let the Sunshine In"

"The Merciless"

"Mudbound"

"The Other Side of Hope"

"Princess Cyd"

"The Rape of Recy Taylor"

"Sea Sorrow"

"The Shape of Water"

"Spoor"

"The Square"

"Thelma"

"Thoroughbreds"

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

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