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A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash might be intended as a cautionary tale about the perils of being white, beautiful and privileged—but it’ll probably register more as a…

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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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Ratchet & Clank
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Term Life
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Grieving in life and cinema; Donald Trump, baby boomer; Kitten Natividad on Roger Ebert; Your media business will not be saved; South Sudanese filmmakers revamp national image.

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2016 Summer Movie Preview: A Four-Month, Blockbuster Festival, Part II

A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.

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The Feminine Grotesque: On The Warped Legacy of Joan Crawford

An essay on the legacy of actress Joan Crawford.

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New Position: A Defense of "Under the Cherry Moon"

An appreciation for Prince's 1986 directorial debut and "Purple Rain" follow-up, "Under the Cherry Moon."

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Short Films in Focus: "One Year Lease"

An interview with the director of "One Year Lease" and a presentation of the short film.

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Chuck Jones Meets "Sunset Boulevard": On Robert Zemeckis' "Death Becomes Her"

An appreciation for Robert Zemeckis' 1992 dark comedy "Death Becomes Her," now available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

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Starting Over Every Single Time: Barbara Kopple on “Miss Sharon Jones!”

An interview with Barbara Kopple, director of "Miss Sharon Jones!"

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"We Were Exploited, But They Were Nice About it": A Whit Stillman Trilogy Arrives on Blu-ray

Writer/director Whit Stillman's first three films are now available in a Blu-ray package from the Criterion Collection.

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Driven to Discussion: An Interview with the Hosts of the "Black on Black Cinema" Podcast

An interview with the hosts of the Black on Black Cinema podcast.

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The Unloved, Part 29: "Knight of Cups"

Scout Tafoya celebrates the cinema of Terrence Malick and his most recent film, "Knight of Cups," for the 29th installment of the "Unloved" video essay series.

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Prince in Cinema, As Remembered by the African American Film Critics Association

Members of AAFCA pay tribute to Prince as a cinematic artist.

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Meryl Streep's tragic romance; Algorithm killed Relativity Media; David Milch stays in the game; Appreciation of "Nine Lives"; Veronica Cartwright on "Alien."