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'To All The Boys: Always and Forever’: Closure Has Never Felt So Satisfying

The script for the finale is the most complex one yet. It sets up an intricate network of themes and narrative devices that are returned to and advanced with precision.

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‘Minari’ Review: A Subtle Asian Film

“Minari” is a beautiful film. Yes, because of its grounded, lush depiction of rural America, but also because of the story it tells: the immigrant experience — the American experience — and all its idiosyncrasies, its ups and downs, and its unparalleled beauty.

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‘The Life Ahead’ Review Illustrates a Realistic but Directionless Life Ahead

“The Life Ahead” is a breathtaking work of art that can be admired for its emotionality and realistic perspective.

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‘Mank’ Review: The Melancholy of Genius

Beneath its rich cinematic layers, “Mank” is a meditation on common anxieties: loneliness, moral corruption, the inevitability of change.

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‘Sir’ Review: A Masterful Study of Class through Love

From the moody cinematography to the sharp editing, the film shines — largely due to Gera’s sensitive writing and the fully-realized acting performances.

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5 Movies to Watch in Honor of Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer, who passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 91 built an acting career that spanned more than half a century and a legacy that will last at least as long.

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LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, and the Stars of ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ On Why Their Film Should Be Mandatory Viewing

Each actor offered their own insight on the importance of creating a film that tells the story of a lesser-known Black radical.

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‘The World to Come’ Review: A Bleak Portrait of the World Today

“The World to Come” is a decent story and a strong example of Mona Fastvold’s directorial ability, but between the grim message and the objectionable production team, it leaves a sour taste behind.

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Top Five Movies to Watch this Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day nears and as Covid-19 continues to confine us to our homes, there’s no better way to celebrate than by cuddling up with loved ones and watching a cozy, heartwarming film.

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From Sundance: The Radical Humanity of ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Featuring “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya as Chairman Fred, “Judas and the Black Messiah” is a gripping, honest depiction of the Black Panther Party of the late '60s.

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From Sundance: Student Leaders Reclaim the Microphone in ‘Homeroom’

A window into the radical and tumultuous year that was 2020, “Homeroom” is the story of a diverse community during a critical moment in its history that meaningfully centers the moment’s catalysts in the storytelling process.

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From Sundance: Metamorphosis and Latinidad in ‘Son of Monarchs’

Through its experimental approach to sound and visuals and its complex storyline colored by magical realism, “Son of Monarchs” is a stunning exploration of what it is to be a Latinx immigrant in the U.S.

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From Sundance: The Subtle Art of ‘Passing’

The women are never one thing or another, and instead are constantly caught in a game of appearances and performance — whether intentional or not. And in centering these intimate performances and their contradictions so skillfully, Hall gives Larsen’s timeless novel new life and dimension.

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From Sundance: ‘Ailey’ Centers the Poetry in Alvin Ailey’s Choreography

Wignot’s genius comes from putting Ailey front and center.  With its stunning collages of footage and sound, “Ailey” makes viewers feel both relieved that all these records of Ailey exist, and grateful that Jamila Wignot took the fragments and turned them into poetry.

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From Sundance: Comedic Tragedy in ‘El Planeta’

“El Planeta” — the brainchild of artist Amalia Ulman who directed, produced, wrote, and starred in the film — is a comedic, feminist ode to the perennially gray city and to the uniqueness of mother-daughter relationships in the face of tragedy.

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