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  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    In Canadian director Larysa Kondracki's The Whistleblower, shot in Romania, British babe Rachel Weisz plays a poor Nebraska cop who takes a U.N. job in postwar Bosnia to investigate the sex trafficking of young women, including two Ukrainians...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Dutifully hipster-hyped at Sundance and South by Southwest, writer-director-actor Evan Glodell's testosterone-fueled fever-dream indie Bellflower impresses less for its screeching take on extended adolescent fury than for its own macho, wacko, ped...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Not every homo sapien who sees Project Nim will be moved to pledge membership in PETA. Still, this documentary biopic about the '70s chimp picked to endure an "experiment" in simian sign language and general neglect pulls human heartstrings as wre...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    With its jolting images of flammable tap water and chemically burned pets, New York theater director–turned-documentarian Josh Fox's Sundance-feted shocker makes an irrefutable case against U.S. corporate "fracking," the Halliburton-hatched ...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    An auteur as chameleonic (and cool) as they come, French director Olivier Assayas has cruised through multiple genres as foreplay for the big bang. Justly feted at Cannes, named for the globe-trotting Venezuelan "revolutionary"-turned-killer capit...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    Trailing a platoon of U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan, Restrepo is a nerve-jangling work of "you are there" combat correspondence. It's also being pitched as the first apolitical war documentary of the post–9/11 era. Named for the platoon'...