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While watching Home, a comical animated spin on alien-attack thrillers with the usual tacked-on touchy-feely messages, I began to get bored as did the families…

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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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Abel Ferrara on "Ms. 45"; Advice "Deadwood"-style; Why "The Jinx" could be bad for documentaries; "Life Just Is" is worth a look; Joan Scheckel on The Technique.

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Ebertfest 2015: Roger, You Would Approve!

A preview of Ebertfest 2015.

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SXSW 2015: Studios and Indies Collide in Austin

A recap of the best of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival.

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Acting Their Age: Noah Baumbach on “While We’re Young”

An interview with Noah Baumbach, writer/director of "While We're Young."

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Film's most feminist monster; Minority voices in games and tech; "Pretty Woman" at 25; Ranking the "Taken" knock-offs; An oral history of Weird Al's "UHF."

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The Hitchcock Connection

My mom and I both loved the Master of Suspense—in ways that seem different but were, ultimately, not unrelated in the least.

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Interview: Kirby Dick on “The Hunting Ground”

An interview with Oscar-nominated documentary director Kirby Dick.

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Meet the Writers: Matt Fagerholm

An interview with film critic Matt Fagerholm.

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Harry Potter and the Twelve-Year Boyhood; Can 'Insurgent' spark a male rebellion?; Salon's Patton Oswalt peace summit; The real world set of "Hunger Games"; Don't say this to couples without children.

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No Strangers on a Train with Albert Maysles

An encounter with the legendary documentarian Albert Maysles, who recently passed away.

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Lizzie Velasquez doc premieres at SXSW; Nobody spoiled "The Jinx"; How did my fellow Irish-Americans get so disgusting?; The changing—and unchanging—structure of TV; What's ruining Austin.

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The Unique Narrative of Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja”

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Scout Tafoya analyzes the unique narrative of "Jauja" with Viggo Mortensen.