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Elián González today.; Credit: Gravitas Ventures

The Elián González Doc Is a Time Capsule of Bad Behavior

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. More striking here, though, is......
Riley Keough and Jena Malone in Lovesong; Credit: Courtesy of Strand Releasing

Seven Films We Look Forward to Distracting Us in Early 2017

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 "what could be bad" in the......
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