April 2016

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      Demolition

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      “Go through hell and look cool doing it.” That’s the vibe I got from the poster for "Demolition," which uses a neatly quartered (with one segment slightly askew) portrait of its male lead, Jake Gyllenhaal, sporting expensive shades...
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        Roger's Favorites: Sally Potter

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        Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on...
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          Roger's Favorites: Whoopi Goldberg

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          Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on actor Whoopi...
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            The Blue Hour

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            Coincidentally, Anucha Boonyawatana’s “The Blue Hour” opens a run at the Museum of Modern Art in a week when two other films playing in New York remind us of the different connotations its color-coded titular adjective has had....
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              One More Time

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              "One More Time" begins with a rather inspired kind of fake out. A young man and a young woman, in a clinch after what was probably an inebriated pick-up, are at the man’s place. The man puts on a vinyl LP, which denotes what it denotes, and...
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                Justin Chang Hired as Film Critic for L.A. Times

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                We're pleased to share some very exciting news for film criticism and diversity: Justin Chang has been hired by the Los Angeles Times. A critic for Variety since 2010, Chang will be starting his new position on April 25, working alongside...
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                  Ebertfest 2016 Dedicated to Haskell Wexler

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                  Ebertfest 2016 runs from April 13th through April 17th in Champaign, Illinois. To purchase tickets, click here. The following article was written by Mariah Schaefer of The Daily Illini.When Chaz Ebert introduced Haskell Wexler as a special...
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                    Hardcore Henry

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                    Presented almost entirely from the first-person perspective of the title hero, "Hardcore Henry" is a sensational, feature-length beat-'em-up. Henry, a robotically-enhanced amnesiac who fights a group of mercenaries...
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                      Roger's Favorites: Peter Weir

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                      Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on director...
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                        Roger's Favorties: Hirokazu Kore-eda

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                        Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on...