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Critics around America don't like Life Itself (but what do they know?) more

I Hate Hollywood

This week's Film Clips include: Fahrenheit 11/9, The House With a Clock in its Walls and Life Itself. more

Film Clips

One of the great TV mini-series ever made, “Show Me a Hero” dissected racially tinged attempts to build 200 units of low-income housing in Yonkers, N.Y. from 1987-94. more

A&E Feature

Born in China, Disney’s latest nature film, features incredible landscapes, irresistible creatures and jaw-dropping photography. Free Fire features Brie Larson and Armie Hammer and features some ’70s flair and funny dialogue amid the monoto... more

Film Clips

Inwriter-director William Monahan’s Mojave , Garrett Hedlund plays Thomas, a jadedHollywood bad boy-star who wishes he were Byron or Rimbaud—or at least JimMorrison. Arrogant and alienated from human feeling, he wonders pretentiou.. more

I Hate Hollywood

The hype surrounding Episode VII of the Star Wars saga is deafening and the enthusiasm is genuine, the anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dwarfing even the films of the Harry Potter franchise. But the good news is that Writer-Dir... more

Film Reviews

Jessica Chastain shows more steel than ever under her dreamy eyes in the engrossing drama, A Most Violent Year. more

Home Movies

Ex Machina, one of the best science fiction films of recent years, tells a story of artificial intelligence. more

Film Reviews

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While not as psychologically acute as The Talented Mr. Ripley or Ripley’s Game, the latest cinematic adaptation of Patricia Highsmith, The Two Faces of January, is a gripping thriller in the key of Hitchcock. Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst ... more

Home Movies

1981 saw a record number of rapes and murders in the annals of New York City. By placing A Most Violent Year in 1981, writer-director J.C. Chandor infuses his film with the sense of urban paranoia that prevailed then. more

Film Reviews

Folksinger Llewyn Davis leans into the dim spotlight shining down onto the stage, playing guitar with homespun eloquence, eyes closed as he sings a ballad that was old before he was born. Llewyn (Oscar Isaac), a modestly popular performer i... more

Film Reviews

They are the people who will not leave this planet without first bettering it, the citizens who simply cannot live their lives ignoring the fact that they share a community with people who are suffering from hunger. The individuals devoted ... more

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In the 2005 book Real Men Cook: Rites, Rituals, and Recipes for Living, author Karega Kofi Moyo writes, "Increasingly, African-American men in particular are often portrayed as criminals, drug addicts, absentee fathers and jailbirds. Seldom... more

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