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Jan 17, 2021

Movies to Stream for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Seven recent films help commemorate King's legacy in fighting for racial justice.

New York Times Movies
Jan 16, 2021

Six Great Movies About Presidents
If you're looking for some escapism, these films are a good reminder that democracy works.

New York Times Movies
Jan 16, 2021

Pixar's ‘Soul' Has a Black Hero. In Denmark, a White Actor Dubs the Voice.
The casting has fueled a debate about structural racism and fanned anger about stereotyping and prejudice in European-language voice-overs, even when films have main characters of color.

New York Times Movies
Jan 15, 2021

Sam Pollard and ‘MLK/FBI': The Filmmaker as Historian
Whether working on his own projects or others like "Eyes on the Prize II" and "4 Little Girls," the multihyphenate artist has built a monumental career examining America.

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Jan 15, 2021

‘Outside the Wire' Review: At War With the Robots
This Netflix film starring Anthony Mackie is neither curious nor bold in the ways it depicts a sentient robotic revolt.

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Jan 15, 2021

Regina King on 'One Night in Miami' and Her Art
The actress-turned-director of "One Night in Miami" explains why she sees the fact-based drama about a meeting of four icons as a companion piece to "Watchmen."

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Jan 15, 2021

Watch Gal Gadot Fight Crime at the Mall in ‘Wonder Woman 1984'
The director Patty Jenkins narrates a sequence from her movie, streaming on HBO Max.

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Jan 15, 2021

‘Wonder Woman 1984' | Anatomy of a Scene
Patty Jenkins narrates a sequence from her film.

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Jan 15, 2021

A ‘Batman' Actress Who Gives Voice to Her Community
Jayme Lawson is also getting Oscar buzz for "Farewell Amor."

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Jan 14, 2021

‘Acasa, My Home' Review: Civilization and Its Malcontents
A family's dispossession to make way for a nature park is the subject of this Romanian documentary.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘MLK/FBI' Review: King, Hoover and the Tale of the Tape
Sam Pollard's fascinating documentary chronicles the F.B.I. director's obsession with the private life and political affiliations of the civil rights leader.

New York Times Movies
Jan 14, 2021

What Happens Now to Michael Apted's Lifelong Project ‘Up'?
His documentary series chronicled the lives of its subjects every seven years since 1964. Now the participants ponder whether it can carry on without him.

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Jan 14, 2021

Rape-Revenge Tales: Cathartic? Maybe. Incomplete? Definitely.
Films like "Promising Young Woman" should be especially urgent in the wake of #MeToo. Instead, they sell female characters short.

New York Times Movies
Jan 14, 2021

‘Don't Tell a Soul' Review: Brothers in Crime Harbor a Secret
It's not every day you get to see Rainn Wilson at the bottom of a well, and that's just the half of it.

New York Times Movies
Jan 14, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy
Marches and parades are on pause this year. But streamed events and exhibitions are still commemorating King's achievements.

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Jan 14, 2021

'One Night in Miami' Review: Regina King Directs and Leslie Odom Jr. Stars
A 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown is the subject of Regina King's riveting directorial debut.

New York Times Movies
Jan 14, 2021

‘One Night in Miami' Review: After the Big Fight, a War of Words
A 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown is the subject of Regina King's riveting directorial debut.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘Film About a Father Who' Review: Family Secrets by Omission
In her new documentary, Lynne Sachs assesses her relationship with her father, Ira Sachs Sr., who fathered children with multiple women.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘Bloody Hell' Review: An Acrid Thriller Bites Off Too Much
Cannibals and comedy are mixed in this deranged ride from the director Alister Grierson.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘Some Kind of Heaven' Review: Hardly an Idle Retirement
This documentary co-produced by The New York Times visits a retirement community the size of a small city.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘My Little Sister' Review: Sibling Dependency
A cancer diagnosis only strengthens the bond between adult twins in this perceptive Swiss drama.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘Hunted' Review: Catch Me if You Can
Riffing on "Little Red Riding Hood," this sadistic chase movie sends a young woman and two attackers into the deep, dark woods.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘The Marksman' Review: In Need of a Mission
Liam Neeson plays the reluctant protector of an undocumented Mexican boy in this dusty drama.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘American Skin' Review: Out for Justice
In Nate Parker's film, a father takes matters into his own hands to hold a police officer to account for shooting down his son.

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Jan 14, 2021

‘Locked Down' Review: In Quarantine, Misery Hates Company
Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor play a couple sheltering in their London brownstone over the early weeks of the pandemic in this irritating heist comedy.

New York Times Movies
Jan 13, 2021

Good Luck Is a Curse in This Classic Film From Senegal
Ousmane Sembène's "Mandabi," about a devout Muslim man who comes into some money, is a post-colonial satire that's still resonant today.

New York Times Movies
Jan 13, 2021

Can Anyone Beat Chadwick Boseman for the Best-Actor Oscar?
Expect a category where a handful of titanic veterans and an influx of up-and-comers vie to be Boseman's runner-up.

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Jan 13, 2021

Chadwick Boseman Holds the Edge for the Best-Actor Oscar
Expect a category where a handful of titanic veterans and an influx of up-and-comers vie to be Boseman's runner-up.

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Jan 13, 2021

What is Letterboxd? The Social Media Platform Going Mainstream
The social media network has finally left the cinephile niche and entered the mainstream.

New York Times Movies
Jan 13, 2021

Is Letterboxd Becoming a Blockbuster?
The social media network has finally left the cinephile niche and entered the mainstream.

New York Times Movies
Jan 13, 2021

Adolfo Quiñones, an Early Star of Street Dance, Dies at 65
Mr. Quiñones, also known as Shabba-Doo, rose to fame in the movie "Breakin'" and helped bring a distinctly urban kind of movement to the mainstream.

New York Times Movies
Jan 13, 2021

How 8 Countries Have Tried to Keep Artists Afloat During Panemic
Governments around the world have tried to support the arts during the pandemic, some more generously than others.

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Jan 12, 2021

‘Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy' Review: A Brisk Look Back at a Crisis
Veteran documentarian Stanley Nelson crafts a somewhat cursory primer on the 1980s crack epidemic.

New York Times Movies
Jan 12, 2021

‘The Office' and ‘Grey's Anatomy' Top List of 2020's Most-Streamed Shows
"The Office," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Criminal Minds" each accounted for more viewing time than any other show or movie on streaming platforms last year, according to Nielsen.

New York Times Movies
Jan 12, 2021

What Is Most Popular on Streaming Platforms? Old Network TV Shows
"The Office," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Criminal Minds" each accounted for more viewing time than any other show or movie on streaming platforms last year, according to Nielsen.

New York Times Movies
Jan 12, 2021

Chris Rock Re-Edits a Special, and the Result Is Fascinating
With "Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut," the comic effectively erases the stamp of the original director, Bo Burnham, and turns in a less intimate show.

New York Times Movies
Jan 12, 2021

Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that New York urgently needs to bring the arts back — not only to help jobless artists, but to make sure that New York City survives.

New York Times Movies
Jan 12, 2021

Netflix Announces 2021 Film Slate
The streaming service's movies feature Oscars winners and box office stars and are a reminder of its power in a Hollywood that has been irrevocably changed during the pandemic.

New York Times Movies
Jan 12, 2021

Netflix, Flexing Its Muscles, Announces 2021 Film Slate
The streaming service's movies feature Oscars winners and box office stars and are a reminder of its power in a Hollywood that has been irrevocably changed during the pandemic.

New York Times Movies
Jan 12, 2021

‘Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets' Review: Teen Anxiety and Cinematic Frippery
This Yaniv Raz drama, about a Walt Whitman-obsessed teenager with a pigeon as an imaginary therapist, is drunk on its stylistic affectations.

New York Times Movies
Jan 11, 2021

The Gotham Awards Honor ‘Nomadland,' as Best They Can
In a virtual ceremony, there were glitches and touching moments alike, including a speech from Chadwick Boseman's widow.

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Jan 11, 2021

What's on TV This Week: ‘Resistance' and ‘Finding Your Roots'
A historical drama with Jesse Eisenberg airs on Showtime. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a guest on Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s PBS docu-series.

New York Times Movies
Jan 09, 2021

Things To Do At Home
This week, learn about the basics of perfume, listen to a string quartet or catch Regina King's directorial debut.

New York Times Movies
Jan 09, 2021

Six Superhero Movies to Stream
The Wonder Woman sequel received mixed reviews. But there are plenty of excellent and entertaining alternatives to stream, and many that never received the attention they deserve.

New York Times Movies
Jan 08, 2021

Michael Apted, Versatile Director Known for ‘Up' Series, Dies at 79
His output included "Coal Miner's Daughter" and a James Bond film. But he was best known for his long-running documentary series about life in Britain.

New York Times Movies
Jan 08, 2021

Marvel's Latest Frontier? In ‘WandaVision,' It's the Suburbs
Marvel's first series for Disney is part drama, part homage to vintage sitcoms, following the misfit heroes played by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany to some weird places.

New York Times Movies
Jan 07, 2021

‘Mean Girls' Won't Return to Broadway
Adapted by Tina Fey from her 2004 film, the musical played 834 performances. A national tour is expected to resume when theaters reopen.

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Jan 07, 2021

What Makes a French Comedy One of the Greatest Films of All Time?
"The Rules of the Game," directed by Jean Renoir, may not seem revolutionary, but thanks to its balance of form and content, it's an enduring classic.

New York Times Movies
Jan 07, 2021

Fran Lebowitz and Martin Scorsese Seek a Missing New York in ‘Pretend It's a City'
The Netflix series, featuring Lebowitz and directed by Scorsese, offers acerbic commentary and a sense of yearning for a pre-pandemic metropolis.

New York Times Movies
Jan 07, 2021

The Force (and a Lenient Disney) Is With ‘Star Wars' Fan Filmmakers
Whether as tribute or corrective, these movies have proliferated in recent years in part because the studio's trilogy has inspired strong reactions.

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Jan 07, 2021

‘The Reason I Jump' Review: Portraits of Autism
Adapted from Naoki Higashida's book of the same title, this documentary, from Jerry Rothwell, shares portraits of five nonspeaking autistic people on four continents.

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Jan 07, 2021

‘If Not Now, When?' Review: Weak Bonds Make for a Flimsy Film
Friends struggle to make sense of romance, purpose and family in this meandering drama.

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Jan 07, 2021

‘Beautiful Something Left Behind' Review: Young Children and the Trauma of Lost Parents
In her new documentary, Katrine Philp takes us into Good Grief, a facility that helps the very young deal with unspeakable loss.

New York Times Movies
Jan 07, 2021

‘Blizzard of Souls' Review: A Soldier's Tale From the Front
This beautifully shot film from Latvia displays too much good taste when depicting the horrors of World War I.

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Jan 07, 2021

‘Grizzly II: Revenge' Review: Bear Atrocity
Completed after almost four decades in limbo, this unerringly awful sequel places a killer bear in a park filled with clueless concertgoers.

New York Times Movies
Jan 06, 2021

Stream These 8 Titles Before They Leave Netflix This Month
After the end-of-year bloodletting, the losses are a little lighter in January. But there are still some great gems worth catching.

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Jan 06, 2021

Inside the Drew Barrymore Talk Show
When you've acted, directed, written, produced, married, divorced, mothered and sold lipstick, what do you do next in America? Host a talk show, of course.

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Jan 06, 2021

‘My Rembrandt' Review: Seeing a Dutch Master Everywhere
This documentary looks at art collectors whose interests in Rembrandt have taken on faintly obsessive dimensions.

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Jan 06, 2021

She Once Flashed David Letterman. Now Drew Barrymore Has Her Own Talk Show.
When you've acted, directed, written, produced, married, divorced, mothered and sold lipstick, what do you do next in America? Host a talk show, of course.

New York Times Movies
Jan 05, 2021

Tanya Roberts, a Charlie's Angel and a Bond Girl, Is Dead at 65
After finding stardom in the 1980s, she fell out of the spotlight until re-emerging in 1998 in the sitcom "That '70s Show."

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Jan 05, 2021

Publicist for Tanya Roberts Mistakenly Reports Her Death
A miscommunication led to erroneous early reports about the 65-year-old actress, known for her roles in "A View to Kill" and "That '70s Show." She later died in a hospital.

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Jan 05, 2021

‘White Lie' Review: In Sickness and in Stealth
A young woman grows increasingly desperate to maintain the illusion of her illness in this restrained drama.

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Jan 04, 2021

Tanya Roberts Is Still Alive, Says Publicist Who Reported She Had Died
Roberts is known for her roles opposite Roger Moore in the James Bond movie "A View to a Kill," and in the television shows "Charlie's Angels" and "That '70s Show."

New York Times Movies
Jan 04, 2021

Listen to Rudolph: A New Year Is Both a Comfort and a Fiction
A 1976 TV movie that imagined years as people is a helpful reminder that a new page on the calendar is an arbitrary creation.

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Jan 01, 2021

Joan Micklin Silver, Director of ‘Crossing Delancey,' Dies at 85
She broke barriers for women, directing seven feature films, including "Hester Street" and "Between the Lines," as well as TV movies.

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Jan 01, 2021

‘Elizabeth Is Missing' Review: Glenda Jackson's Return to TV
The renowned actress stars as a woman fending off dementia while she searches for a lost friend.

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Jan 01, 2021

David Fincher, the Unhappiest Auteur
The director makes beautiful bummers in an industry that prefers happy endings. Perhaps that's why his movies seem like an endangered species.

New York Times Movies
Dec 31, 2020

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu and More in January
Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for January.

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Dec 31, 2020

‘Ratatouille,' the Musical: How This TikTok Creation Came Together
We talked to the Broadway stars behind a virtual performance of the animated film. Inspiration started with quirky TikTok segments circulating this fall.

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Dec 31, 2020

11 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2021
Nicolas Cage hosts the history of swearing. Lorde writes a book and Julie Mehretu takes over the Whitney. This new year has to be better, right?

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Dec 31, 2020

‘Two Ways Home' Review: A Spare Family Drama Unfolds in Iowa
Cast with mostly unknown actors, the film follows a woman who strains to connect with her daughter after being released from prison.

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Dec 31, 2020

‘Shadow in the Cloud' Review: There's Mischief in the Air
A World War II heroine defies death and more in this horror-action hybrid.

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Dec 31, 2020

‘Happy Face' Review: Alternative Therapy
In Alexandre Franchi's film, a 19-year-old crashes a support group and leads its members to personal breakthroughs.

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Dec 31, 2020

Vanessa Kirby Has Been Waiting for a Role That Scares Her
For her first lead in a film, the actress wanted a character as challenging as many of those she's played onstage. She found it in Kornel Mundruczo's "Pieces of a Woman."

New York Times Movies
Dec 30, 2020

This Year Was a Disaster. We Hope the Sequel Is Better.
We streamed, we watched, we worried. We also wondered what the catastrophe called 2020 will mean for movies.

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Dec 30, 2020

‘Pieces of a Woman' Review: A Raw, Ragged Study of a Loss
Vanessa Kirby gives an intensely physical performance as a woman whose life and marriage is upended by the death of a child.

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Dec 30, 2020

Joe Clark, Tough Principal at New Jersey High School, Dies at 82
Bullhorn in hand, he roamed the hallways, imposing discipline, expelling "miscreants" and restoring order. Morgan Freeman portrayed him in "Lean on Me."

New York Times Movies
Dec 30, 2020

When Is a Comedy Special Also a Corporate Synergy Message?
Two year-end shows from Amazon and Netflix deliver some laughs, yes, but also serve as veiled ads for the streaming services themselves.

New York Times Movies
Dec 30, 2020

The Bruce Willis Journey From In Demand to On Demand
An assessment of the actor's late-career B-movie filmography, including his most recent entry, "Breach."

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Dec 30, 2020

She's Starring Opposite Tom Hanks. She'd Never Heard of Him.
Helena Zengel is a giggly, chatty 12-year-old, whose movie roles take her into psychological territory that even adults would find tough.

New York Times Movies
Dec 29, 2020

Jazz Onscreen, Depicted by Black Filmmakers at Last
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Sylvie's Love" and "Soul" understand the music and its place in African-American life, a welcome break with Hollywood history.

New York Times Movies
Dec 29, 2020

‘Night of the Kings' Review: Telling Tales to a Captive Audience
Ancient tradition fuses with modern struggles in a prison in Ivory Coast.

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Dec 29, 2020

Wonder Woman and Her Evolving Look
She remained steadfast in her decades-long fight for justice, but her costumes ranged from a golden-eagle emblem and skirt to a W logo breastplate and leggings.

New York Times Movies
Dec 29, 2020

‘Herself' Review: She Does It All
After fleeing her abusive husband, a woman figures out how to build a new home for herself and her daughters.

New York Times Movies
Dec 28, 2020

Reviewing a Wild Year in Art With the ‘Culture Gabfest'
The co-hosts of Slate's long-running and influential podcast discuss the "urgency" of art in a crisis and whether Meryl Streep should play Anthony Fauci.

New York Times Movies
Dec 28, 2020

For His Second Act, Nnamdi Asomugha Made Preparation His Byword
The former pro football player has pushed himself in acting classes, onstage and in films. His latest drama, "Sylvie's Love," also meant returning to an early passion: music.

New York Times Movies
Dec 28, 2020

A History of the Cheetah in ‘Wonder Woman'
This villain, played by Kristen Wiig in "Wonder Woman 1984," has had a long, complicated relationship with her rival.

New York Times Movies
Dec 27, 2020

Managing Movie Superheroes Is About to Get a Lot More Complicated
Walter Hamada, who runs DC Films, is overseeing a dizzying number of projects, part of a swarm of comics-based stories coming from Hollywood.

New York Times Movies
Dec 26, 2020

A ‘Great Cultural Depression' Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers
With theaters and concert halls shuttered, unemployment in the arts has taken a deeper cut than it has in restaurants and other hard-hit industries.

New York Times Movies
Dec 25, 2020

How Pixar's ‘Soul' Animates Jazz
A look at the ways filmmakers and musicians collaborated to present an accurate view of players' artistry.

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Dec 25, 2020

Kristen Wiig on "Wonder Woman 1984" and Cheetah
Getting to play Cheetah was even better for the "Saturday Night Live" star, who loves superhero movies: "It was huge on my list of things I wanted to do."

New York Times Movies
Dec 24, 2020

An Oscar Winner Made a Khashoggi Documentary. Streaming Services Didn't Want It.
Bryan Fogel's examination of the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi had trouble finding a home among the companies that can be premier platforms for documentary films.

New York Times Movies
Dec 24, 2020

‘The Dissident' Review: A Murder for Power
Bryan Fogel's new documentary about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi underlines the disregard for human rights when money and geopolitics are at play.

New York Times Movies
Dec 24, 2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984' Review: It's Not About What We Deserve
The sequel to the 2017 hit finds Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, pining for love and saddled with a movie unworthy of her.

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Dec 24, 2020

‘Promising Young Woman' Review: Courting Dangerous Liaisons
Carey Mulligan stars in this feminist revenge thriller that too often backs away from its potentially searing setup.

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Dec 24, 2020

‘Soul' Review: Pixar's New Feature Gets Musical, and Metaphysical
This inventive tale stars Jamie Foxx as a jazz musician caught in a world that human souls pass through on their way into and out of life.

New York Times Movies
Dec 24, 2020

‘News of the World' Review: Tom Hanks Does the Strong, Silent Type
The star can't help but bring decency to Paul Greengrass's lean, efficient western set in 1870s Texas.

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Dec 24, 2020

‘Dear Comrades!' Review: When the Party Line Becomes a Tightrope
With a bureaucrat as the central character, the film at times takes on a bleakly comic tone as it fills in the circumstances surrounding a massacre.

New York Times Movies
Dec 24, 2020

‘DNA' Review: Digging for Roots
After her immigrant grandfather dies, a woman wants to reclaim her ethnicity.

New York Times Movies
Dec 24, 2020

‘Your Name Engraved Herein' Review: When Love Is All You Can See
The filmmaker Patrick Liu keeps the focus on the two young men in this Taiwanese drama and blurs the rest.

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