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  • Gold’s value lies chiefly in the hearts and minds of those who seek it. The noble metal has driven humans to perpetrate ignoble acts on their quests to unearth it since at least 5000 B.C.E., when slaves divined for golden veins to lavish their...

  • Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman is a tense, visceral drama of wounded masculinity — and therein lies part of its problem. Farhadi, whose About Elly and A Separation are two of the greatest movies of the past decade, can find...

  • Gentle, humane, embracing a full range from slapstick to tragedy, Marcel Pagnol’s trilogy about the people of the Marseille waterfront has bewitched audiences for decades. Multiple remakes, including a Broadway musical, Hollywood condensations by...

  • In the opening of director Ben Lear’s heartbreaking and illuminating documentary They Call Us Monsters, screenwriter Gabriel Cowan sits at a table with four boys in a juvenile detention facility. For the next several weeks, Cowan will visit the...

  • Nowhere has Leonard Cohen's inner turmoil been more illuminated than in Tony Palmer's lost-and-found 1974 documentary Bird on a Wire. We see the singer embark on an emotionally draining world tour in 1972, when handfuls of devoted fans in...

  • Cupid only occasionally hits his mark in the uneven Greek romantic drama Worlds Apart, a thematically linked trilogy of vignettes about three budding relationships in mid-economic-crisis Athens. Neophyte writer/director Christopher...

  • When you're not high, few experiences in the world are more annoying than being around baked stoners who have their own private, stupid in-jokes; to Doobious Sources' dubious credit, it manages to capture this experience effectively. Think...

  • Here's a new variation on the despairing climate-change doc: Luc Jacquet's Antarctica: Ice and Sky showcases a scientist who has been sounding the alarm about carbon emissions and the melting ice caps for so long that now he's well over 80...

  • Amid the massive racial, social and economic inequalities in the Western world, street art might have been a less effective, less visible response had it not become incredibly sophisticated. Its greatest practitioner is the anonymous Banksy,...

  • Detour's cast is led by three of the more talented young actors working today — Tye Sheridan of Joe and The Tree of Life, Diary of a Teenage Girl's Bel Powley and Emory Cohen of Brooklyn — none of whom are done...

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