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  • The Trials of Muhammad Ali opens with two contrasting bits of archival footage: a 1968 television appearance by the eponymous boxer in which David Susskind calls him "[in]tolerable," and a later clip of the Parkinson's-riddled legend about...

  • There are, no doubt, any number of otherwise reasonable female pedagogues who have struck up affairs with underage male students, but why Hannah Fidell's A Teacher has to present this species of relationship as a case study in female...

  • Vehicle 19 is best when it's silent. Mukunda Michael Dewil's film has the makings of a taut little thriller, but the writer-director has the twin disadvantages of needing to include dialogue and to rely on the services of Paul Walker to...

  • It would be easy enough to write off Sirius as mere catnip for the UFO/conspiracy-theory crowd. From its countless images of “flying saucers” streaking the night sky, to its function as an uncritical mouthpiece for featured...

  • It would be easy enough to write off Sirius as mere catnip for the UFO/conspiracy-theory crowd. From its countless images of “flying saucers” streaking the night sky, to its function as an uncritical mouthpiece for featured...

  • Outsourcing to China has long been standard practice for American industries looking for cheaper labor and overhead costs, but with the country's film industry burgeoning like never before, could cinema become the latest free-trade frontier? Such...