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  • There are two slivers of potentially interesting ideas underlying Ripped. First, there's co-writer and director Brad Epstein's ambition to combine stoner comedy with a time-travel yarn: Two slackers in 1986, Harris (Russell Peters) and...

  • It’s inevitable that any film attempting to encapsulate even one aspect of the extensive history of cinema will merely graze the tip of the most immense of icebergs. So it is with Matt Schrader’s Score: A Film Music Documentary, which, as...

  • What Martin Scorsese's After Hours was to New York, Liz Graham and Matt Jacobs' From Hollywood to Rose aspires to be for Los Angeles, in its own lighter-hearted and whimsical way. The central figure is a middle-aged woman (Eve...

  • Although Past Life is based on real events, Avi Nesher's latest film plays unapologetically like melodrama -- a bit too much so at times. Its insistence that guilt-ridden Baruch Milch (Doron Tavory) can recite to his daughters, Sephi (Joy...

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    Master of None streams on Netflix. There was never any doubt about the thoughtfulness with which Aziz Ansari, in the first season of his Netflix series, Master of None, addressed the kinds of societal divides — racial, cultural, generational, sexu...

  • The line between a film about confusion and a merely confused work is thin indeed in Bette Gordon's The Drowning. Much of the confusion stems from Danny Miller (Avan Jogia), a young man recently released from prison after being convicted...

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