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  • This moment, too, will pass and become history, just as the moment before it already has. Rachel Shuman’s 55-minute city study One October etches the New York of the fall of 2008 into a permanent record, revealing a time that felt like the...

  • Vivian Qu’s Angels Wear White follows the ebb and flow of a Chinese coastal town with the telling simplicity of neorealism, an approach that emphasizes the surreal sight of an absurdly tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in her iconic...

  • It took nearly four decades, but in 1989, a teacher and coach at Charleston, South Carolina’s prestigious Porter-Gaud School at last admitted to molesting dozens of boys in the 1970s and ’80s. That confession, parts of which are shown in Paige...

  • Director Nicholas Kalikow's heist flick Carter & June makes it look easy to waltz into a high-security bank vault. But not in a good way. When con artist Carter Jennings (Michael Raymond-James) can't smooth-talk his way out of debts to...

  • There are two sorts of on-camera interviews in the obnoxiously superficial hotel commercial/documentary Always at the Carlyle, a tone-deaf celebration of Manhattan's ritzy Carlyle Hotel. The first catalog the notable guests whose...

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