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  • 3 months ago | Film and TV

    The documentary Elián posits the story of 5-year-old Elián González, who was rescued off the coast of Florida in 1999 after attempting to leave Cuba with his mother (who drowned) — a long with its aftermath — as the birth of the 24-hour news cycle...

  • At one point during Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray, the new documentary from director Kristi Zea (who is also a well-known production designer), painter Chuck Close, one of many artists interviewed, reminisces about the downtown art...

  • Shot in Iqaluit, Nunavut, in the far north of Canada, the first scenes in Rebelle writer/director Kim Nguyen's Two Lovers and a Bear might make you wonder why so many movies take place in make-believe worlds when real places are as...

  • 8 months ago | Film and TV

    2017 looks like it won't be an improvement over 2016, so here are some promising films — either reviewed or previewed — to distract you in the next three months. In keeping with the pessimism most of the country is feeling, we’re also considering ...

  • So many films and TV shows have sentimentalized gangsters that the casual brutality early in Chinese writer-director Er Cheng's The Wasted Times comes as a relief. Mister Lu (You Ge), a mob boss in 1930s Shanghai, presents another man with...

  • 11 months ago | Film and TV

    The month before Fish Tank writer/director Andrea Arnold premiered her film American Honey at this year's edition of the Cannes Film Festival (where it won the Jury Prize), she spoke before an audience with director Ira Sachs a...


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