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Goodbye to Language

Jean-Luc Godard's latest free-form essay film may be, more than anything else, a documentary of a restless mind.

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The Great Invisible

Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, the film is strongest when it focuses on the micro rather than the macro. How the…

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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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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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A Complex Life: HBO’s Unforgettable “Olive Kitteridge”

A review of the new HBO mini-series "Olive Kitteridge" with Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins.

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Named Best Documentary at American Film Festival in Poland

"Life Itself" wins Best Documentary prize at the 5th American Film Festival in Wrocław, Poland.

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Boone and Henderson on "Dear White People"; Brody on "Birdman"; Serpico on the NYPD; Sragow on film criticism; Uhlich on "Citizenfour" and "Nightcrawler."

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Balder and Dash

Book Excerpt: The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion by Jason Bailey

An excerpt from The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion by Jason Bailey.

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Interviews

Ceilings Roughly 25 Feet High: Jason Schwartzman on “Listen Up Philip”

An interview with Jason Schwartzman, star of "Listen Up Philip."

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Facebook's unsung laborers; "Mulholland Drive" is a great horror film; Felicia Day on GamerGate; Extra faces penalty for revealing Batman spoiler; Samuel Fuller's daughter makes documentary.

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More Than a Superstar: “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown”

A review of Alex Gibney's "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown," airing on HBO on Monday, October 27.

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Nominated for Best Documentary by the Gotham Awards

"Life Itself" is nominated by the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards for Best Documentary.

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Demanders

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: October 23, 2014

The latest Home Entertainment Consumer Guide, including the best of new releases on Netflix and Blu-ray, including Criterion releases of "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul," "My Darling Clementine" and "The Vanishing".

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Chicago Humanities Festival to Premiere New Footage of Roger Ebert in "Life Itself"

A preview of upcoming events at the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival, including Chaz Ebert and Steve James's upcoming presentation on "Life Itself" on October 25th.

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Why "Mrs. Doubtfire" is Robin Williams's greatest role; Alex Ross Perry on "Listen Up Philip"; Keanu Reeves on "John Wick"; Blackwater founder remains free; Six films to remember from Chicago fest.

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Are You OK?: Laura Poitras on "Citizenfour"

An interview with Laura Poitras, director of "Citizenfour."