Roger Ebert

Sleeping Dogs
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The Russell Crowe renaissance feels like it’s just around the corner. Although I've been saying that since "The Nice Guys," so I could be wrong. He’s undeniably reached a phase of his career in which he has nothing left to prove, and...
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Carol Doda Topless at the Condor
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A local icon in San Francisco who made a national impact on the night club and adult entertainment industries, with the documentary “Carol Doda Topless at the Condor,” filmmakers Marlo McKenzie and Jonathan Parker bring the titular Doda’s story to...
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The Fox
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For his 2017 debut, “The Best of Old Worlds,” Austrian director Adrian Goiginger told a story based on his own childhood experiences regarding his troubled relationship with his addict mother. For his latest effort, “The Fox,” he once again mines...
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Riddle of Fire
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“Riddle of Fire” is the kind of cinematic bedtime story whose whimsical tone makes it easy to overlook its many keenly crafted intricacies. The feature directorial debut by writer/actor Weston Razooli works through a charming conviction: Three kids—brothers Hazel (Charlie...
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Dad & Step-Dad
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Inadequacy peeks from behind the uncomfortable smiles and passive aggressive remarks that two adult men exchange in the presence of the 13-year-old boy under their care. Both of these visibly distressed would-be role models is desperate for some validation. The...
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Femme
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Written and directed by Ng Choon Ping and Sam H. Freeman, “Femme” is a complicated movie. Channeling old school revenge films with a slick look, its stylish yet conflicting approach is a tough look at anti-LGBTQ+ violence and what vengeance...
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You’ll Never Find Me
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"I'm afraid you knocked on the wrong door." When Paul (Brendan Rock) says those words to the nameless woman who shows up at the door of his isolated trailer in the middle of a stormy night, the wordless uneasiness, already...
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BET+’s Diarra from Detroit Successfully Blends Comedy & Mystery
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“Minding your own business is a full-time motherf*cking job, and everybody needs to stay employed!” Though this emphatic declaration bookends the new BET+ series “Diarra from Detroit,” which stars writer/creator/actress Diarra Kilpatrick, very few of its characters pay it any...
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Art Takes You Prisoner: Radu Jude on Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World
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With a title inspired by an aphorism from Polish writer Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, Romanian writer-director Radu Jude's latest dark comedy "Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World" takes a sharp satirical swipe at the bleak realities...
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No Matter How Big He Gets, David Dastmalchian Still Wants to Scare You
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In the unnerving new horror film “Late Night With the Devil,” a 1970s talk-show host named Jack Delroy is having a terrible evening. It’s Halloween, and he’s doing a live broadcast on the year’s spookiest night. His guests including a...
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