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In Memoriam: The 10 Great Movies That Were Forgotten This Oscar Season
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On March 10th, a six-month odyssey will end. Every year starting in early September, Oscar season consumes Hollywood, with expensive campaigns launched and carefully orchestrated rollouts devised. Although the endless chase for trophies might be a turnoff to some, I...
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Skull and Bones Sinks Under Weight of Its Own Ambition
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Ubisoft’s “Skull and Bones” finally set sail this month after years of production woes and release delays. The game began development over a decade ago, initially starting life as an expansion of the company’s critically and commercial successful “Assassin’s Creed...
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Article 20
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A broken system validates itself in “Article 20,” a Chinese New Year legal thriller that also happens to be a domestic farce and, oh yeah, the latest movie directed by mainland hitmaker Zhang Yimou. Only a filmmaker as hawkish, conflicted,...
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Streaming Ads Are So Much Worse Than Traditional Ad Breaks
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I have Spectrum Wi-Fi and cable service at home, and it offers “free” on-demand movies, so I called one of them up recently: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.” Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen this 14-year-old...
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American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders
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In August 1991, an accomplished freelance writer named Danny Casolaro was found in a scene at the Sheraton Hotel in West Virginia that was so hideously bloody that one of the respondents reportedly fainted. With multiple slash wounds to his...
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Shogun
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With the current abysmal streaming landscape where shows are thrown onto services to collect dust like old VHS tapes, it’s impossible not to feel like TV has been in need of shows that feel like an event. The times of...
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A Farewell from Our Literary Editor, Matt Fagerholm
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Matt Fagerholm has been a gem to work with at RogerEbert.com, and I am simultaneously sad to see him go, while overjoyed for him about the project he is undertaking. This Farewell Article contains some of his best work. Onward...
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Berlin Film Festival 2024: Who Do I Belong To, Memories Of A Burning Body, Sons
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In Berlin’s Main Competition and its Panorama section are three films centering mothers: the worries they have about their children, the memories of their lived experiences, and the ache they feel when they lose a child. These maternal stories are...
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Berlin Film Festival 2024: Demba, The Strangers’ Case, Black Tea
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Syria and Turkey, the Ivory Coast and China, Senegal, and a smidge of America are the countries these three films take place in. With this globetrotting dispatch is a story about a husband grieving the memory of his wife, Middle...
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Berlin Film Festival 2024: The Roundup: Punishment, Last Swim, Through The Rocks And Clouds
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Not every dispatch has a unifying theme; this one is more of a hodgepodge. Among the three films is the latest installment of a highly successful Korean action franchise, a coming-of-age character study of a British-Iranian girl battling suicidal ideations,...
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