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The Do-Over

At one point, I checked the time code on Netflix and saw that the movie had over forty minutes to go. I visibly winced.

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Of Men and War

Bécue-Renard brings his own brutality to the topic of PTSD, by putting us at odds with feeling his subjects' pain, or only studying it.

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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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The black film canon; Relevance of "Weiner"; Executive pay higher when women are on boards; Fate of female-driven Wall Street movie; Nate Moore puts Marvel in the black.

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Interviews

Nora is Always Right: Emilia Clarke & Jojo Moyes on "Me Before You"

An interview with actress Emilia Clarke and author/screenwriter Jojo Moyes about "Me Before You."

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Back to "Roots" with a Multi-Channel Remake of the Television Classic

A review of the History Channel remake of the landmark mini-series, "Roots."

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Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: May 26, 2016

The latest on Blu-ray, including collector's editions of masterpieces from Robert Altman and Michael Mann.

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Chaz's Blog

ILLUMINATE Film Festival Runs June 1-5 in Sedona

An article about the 2016 ILLUMINATE Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona.

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Lindsay MacKay on "Wet Bum"; Notes from the unashamed; "The Family" and the age of Hillary; Director and star of "Dheepan" on the refugee crisis; Anniversary of "The Shining."

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This Is the Power of Art: Hany Abu-Assad on “The Idol”

An interview with Hany Abu-Assad, director of "The Idol."

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Women Overtake the Frat House: How Female Comedians Have Redefined Comedy Central

The success of shows like "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Broad City" has opened the door for more shows with female comedians front and center, including "Idiotsitter" and "Another Period."

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Three Decades in the Making, “Octave” Explores the Personal and Universal

A set report from the most expensive film yet made in Romania, "Octave."

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Kartemquin Films Will Celebrate its 50th Anniversary on June 24th

Kartemquin Films will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a birthday party event on Friday, June 24th.

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A new breed of female lead; A tale of two Fishers; Penn's hate-watch for the ages; "Paterson" is perfection; "The Salesman" marks Iran's post nuclear deal cinematic resurgence.

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FOX Drags Viewers Kicking and Screaming Back to “Wayward Pines"

A review of the second season of FOX's "Wayward Pines," premiering Wednesday, May 25th.