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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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“Injustice 2” Breaks New Ground For Superhero Games

On a game that sets a new standard for two genres: superhero games and fighting games.

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All Roads Lead to This: Edgar Wright on "Baby Driver"

An interview with writer/director Edgar Wright about his heart-pumping action film, "Baby Driver."

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Los Angeles Film Festival 2017 Recap

A report on the best of the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Roger Ebert's Birthday 2017: Table of Contents

A table of contents of articles published to commemorate Roger Ebert's birthday on June 18th, 2017, starting with his interview of Paul McCartney who was born on the same day and same year: June 18th, 1942.

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Special edition of Thumbnails with political articles: How to live with critics; Obama on the new health care bill; Trump says the poor can't be trusted; Odds on whether the health care bill will pass; PoliticusUSA says Trump admits to…

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It’s in the Details: On the Authenticity of Pixar’s "Cars" Franchise

A look at some of the details that makes the Cars films more authentic than most live-action racing movies.

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Video Interview: Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning on "The Beguiled"

Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning on the making of "The Beguiled."

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: June 22, 2017

The newest and greatest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "John Wick: Chapter 2," "The LEGO Batman Movie," and three Criterion releases!

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Alison Brie Heads Great Ensemble on Netflix’s “GLOW”

A review of the latest comedy offering from Netflix, starring Alison Brie and Marc Maron.

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Charles Taylor on His New Book, "Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You"

An interview with author Charles Taylor about his new book.

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A review of Spike TV's adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist.

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Writer Profiles: Brian Tallerico

A profile of managing editor Brian Tallerico.