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  • The Protector 2

    In this action-packed sequel, martial arts expert Kham wages new battles with animal poachers who work for an organization planning to use his beloved elephant Khon as part of a plot to carry out a co...
  • Cuban Fury

    Two decades after retiring his dancing shoes, former almost-champion salsa expert Bruce Garrett tries to regain his form in this romantic comedy. Neither a flabby body nor lack of confidence will disc...
  • Five Dances

    Real dance phenoms show their acting chops in this tale about Chip, a prodigy from Kansas hoping to make it big in New York City. Chip's first weeks of rehearsal are marked by triumphs and setbacks bo...
  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    Twin sisters Olanna and Kainene each find unexpected romance in the late 1960s against the backdrop of Nigeria's civil war. As the conflict threatens all they hold dear, their relationships provide so...
  • It Felt Like Love

    Determined to explore her budding sexuality, 14-year-old Lila develops romantic delusions about an older guy that soon turn to obsession. Soon, her string of lies leads her down a dark path that trans...
  • A Leave of Presence

    Thank you. Forty-six years ago on April 3, 1967, I became the film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Some of you have read my reviews and columns and even written to me since that time. Others were in...
  • Days of Ebertfest: The 2013 schedule

    PRESS RELEASE: CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Terrence Malick's 1978 film "Days of Heaven" won an Oscar for best cinematography, and Roger Ebert likely found that no surprise. It is "above all one of the most be...
  • New seasons with new names

    I have watched with a kind of petrified fascination in recent years as the world creeps closer to what looks to me like disastrous climate change. The poles are melting. Ocean levels are rising. The f...
  • Outguess Ebert winner: A flawless performance

    Alex Kazhinsky of Lincolnwood is this year's Grand Prize winner in the annual Outguess Ebert contest — and tells me, "It's a big thrill to win your contest after playing it for so many years!" Kaz...
  • A shooting in Harsh Park

    When I was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, I must have driven past the little park a few times. Hyde Park, where the University is located, is a neighborhood including fraternity hous...

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