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Citizenfour

Though superlatives can mischaracterize any movie’s qualities, it is not an overstatement, I think, to call “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ film about Edward Snowden, the movie…

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Private Violence

A look at the complexity of domestic violence, especially when it comes to the difficulty of prosecuting abusers in a court of law, "Private Violence"…

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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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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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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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Interviews

Identity Versus Self: Justin Simien on "Dear White People"

A conversation with "Dear White People" writer/director Justin Simien at the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival.

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Balder and Dash

Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson remember L.M. "Kit" Carson

Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson remember L.M. "Kit" Carson, who helped them get their start in the movie business.

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A free man: L.M. "Kit" Carson, 1941-2014

An appreciation of filmmaker, writer and actor L.M. "Kit" Carson, a singular talent.

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No Safety Net: Eugenia Yuan on “Revenge of the Green Dragons”

An interview with Eugenia Yuan, star of "Revenge of the Green Dragons."

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Demanders

Walerian Borowczyk’s Psychopathia Sexualis

A piece on the work of Walerian Borowczyk.

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Screens Tonight at the Chicago International Film Festival

"Life Itself" screens at 8pm Wednesday, October 22nd, at the Chicago International Film Festival.

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The roots of reactionary rage; Dietrich Brüggemann on "Stations of the Cross"; Paul Schrader's silent protest; Case closed on murder of Bulgarian defector; Author tracks down her troll.

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Far Flungers

"Ramchand Pakistani": An Odyssey of Two Worlds

An FFC review of "Ramchand Pakistani."

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Beauty In The Broken: Filmmaker Bill Morrison’s Visions of Decay Celebrated in New Box Set

A review of the Blu-ray/DVD box set, "Bill Morrison: Collected Works."