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Guardians of the Galaxy

In many respects, “Guardians,” directed and co-written by indie wit James Gunn, and starring buffed-up former schlub Chris Pratt and Really Big Sci-Fi Blockbuster vet…

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Finding Fela

Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela," about the legendary African pop star and political activist, feels like the rough draft of a very good movie.

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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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Exploring Israel-Palestine Through Movies

The Table of Contents for our 4-part series.

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A quintessence of dust: "Only Lovers Left Alive"

"Only Lovers Left Alive" is Top 5 Jim Jarmusch for sure; a long, warm bath in sensuality, with flashes of Wong-Kar Wai amid the ennui. In its deliberate slowness, it also ends up feeling like requiem for 20th century film…

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Top 25 U.S. film schools; Sexism of sci-fi fans; War against nerds; Kids are better than they used to be; The last great surprise movie death.

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Death of Film/Decay of Cinema at 15: A Conversation with Godfrey Cheshire

RogerEbert.com contributor Godfrey Cheshire's landmark two-part series "Death of Film/Decay of Cinema" anticipated many of the changes that would later shake the medium to its core.

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Life Itself

Where to Find 'Life Itself' in Theaters and VOD

All the theatrical and at-home venues now screening "Life Itself," which continues its expansion.

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Comic-Con 2014: "The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story"

The first official day of San Diego Comic-con, Thursday, I sat down with the award-winning Broadway producer Vivek J. Tiwary for an interview about his first graphic novel, "The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story," which he is adapting and…

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'Life Itself' to Screen at Traverse City Film Festival

"Life Itself" to screen at the Traverse City Film Festival, with Chaz Ebert in attendance.

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Demanders

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: July 31, 2014

A piece on the best releases new to streaming services and Blu-ray in the last two weeks, including "Noah," "Scanners," and "Life After Beth."

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Remembering Dick Smith; The importance of "Playtime"; Tom Hiddleston's letter to Joss Whedon; The lazy nihilism of Woody Allen; Fan Bingbing to play Anna May Wong.

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2014 Black Harvest Film Festival Preview

A preview of the 2014 Black Harvest Film Festival, including an award for Chaz & Roger Ebert and some highlights of films to see.

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Comic-Con 2014: The Saga of "Batkid Begins"

A report on a film about the saga of Batkid.

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A breakdown of the opening of "Inglourious Basterds"; in praise of old TV; the ethics of torrenting; Shining twins, activate!