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Odie Henderson

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Polish Mermaid Musical The Lure Gets Joyously Nasty

Agnieszka Smoczynska's The Lure is a cautionary tale of sisterhood, sexuality and the sometimes self-destructive things people do for love. The film, which won the award for best debut at the Gdynia Film Festival, is also a diabolically wicked Polish-language musical about two beautiful mermaids who climb ashore in Warsaw......
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James Baldwin Speaks to Now in I Am Not Your Negro

Like Ava DuVernay’s 13th, Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro travels a straight, well-researched path from the darkest tragedies of American history to the ones that plague the country today. Both films filter African-American life through the prism of the societal construct called race, but while DuVernay’s dissertation focuses......