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'71

Led by a fine performance by Jack O’Connell, ’71 balances edge-of-your-seat thrills with surprisingly balanced scenes of drama. Evokes the work of Paul Greengrass and…

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Maps to the Stars

David Cronenberg's film of Bruce Wagner's Hollywood satire-nightmare turns ludicrous situations into operatic tragedy.

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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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Columbia/Urban League Reviews: Table of Contents

A 2015 table of contents for reviews written by students in the Columbia Links journalism program of films including "The Homestretch" by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly, "Smile" by Marquis Daisy, "Afraid of Dark" by May B. and "The…

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Festivals & Awards

2015 European Union Film Festival Overview

A preview of the 2015 EU Film Festival at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago.

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USA’s “Dig” Plays Like Bad Airport Bookstore Fiction

A review of USA's limited thriller series "Dig."

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Life Itself

"Life Itself" Opens in Mexico

An essay on the opening of "Life Itself" in Mexico City.

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Chaz's Blog

Columbia/Urban League "The Homestretch" Reviews: Table of Contents

A 2015 table of contents for reviews written by students in the Columbia Links journalism program of the film "The Homestretch" by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly.

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Short Films in Focus: "Adelaide"

We're proud to present the short film "Adelaide" and an interview with its director.

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The Unloved, Part Fifteen: "The Lone Ranger" & "Heaven's Gate"

This month's Unloved looks at two films deemed disasters: Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate" and Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger"

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Demanders

Bad Behavior Continues TV Domination with “American Crime,” “CSI:Cyber,” “Broadchurch”

Crime dramas continue to dominate with the premieres of American Crime & CSI: Cyber and the return of Broadchurch.

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Leonard Nimoy's final words of wisdom; Cronenberg on the hardest film he's made; Audiences favor diversity; Reality TV retrospective; What "Amadeus" gets wrong.

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Chaz's Blog

"The Homestretch": A Review by Briana Williams

A review of "The Homestretch" by Chicago Urban League student Briana Williams.

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"The Homestretch": A Review by Olivia Okocha

A review of "The Homestretch" by Chicago Urban League student Olivia Okocha.

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Notes on watching "Aliens" for the first time again, with a bunch of kids

Captain's log: eight fifth graders, one adult, one James Cameron movie.