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Beckinsale Beguile’s in Stillman’s Nearly Perfect Period Piece, ‘Love & Friendship’

Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship extracts enchantment from the pages of a little known posthumously published Jane Austen novel.

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Steven Universe: Season 3, Episode 1 - “Super Watermelon Island”

Despite lacking much narrative progression, "Super Watermelon Island" still has a lot of fun, beauty, and subtlety for the open-minded viewer.

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‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Will Make for a Good Electronic Babysitter

Kids won't walk away from this one with a better understanding of the human condition, but for 90 plus minutes, at least, they're out of your hair.

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‘The Nice Guys’ and a Wonderful Little Girl

The Nice Guys has you hoping that Holly, wise, clever, and charismatic, will eventually help redeem her cynical, brutal, alcoholic father.

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19 May 2016 // 2:00 AM

Vic and Bob: A Love Story

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer may be comedy legends, but at the heart of their success lies a romance that's real and true.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Reflects Current Global Issues in a Surprisingly Personal Way

Civil War: What is it good for? Quite a lot, actually.

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Stephen Colbert’s Consumption of Junk Food Is Deeply American—and Catholic

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert examines food in a manner that is Catholic. But also, it engages with food in a manner that is catholic.

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Cannes 2016: Maren Ade’s Mediocre ‘Toni Erdmann’ Has Been Bizarrely Overpraised

Ade's comedy about a father and daughter relationship is interminable and unfunny.

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Key and Peele Kill Us With Kittens

No matter who you are, good or bad, innocent bystander or merciless gangster, everybody loves kittens.

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Cannes 2016: Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ Is an American Folly

Arnold's self-conscious and overlong American road trip runs out of steam long before it reaches its destination.

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13 May 2016 // 11:00 AM

Cannes 2016: ‘Café Society’ + ‘Sieranevada’

Two new films at the Cannes Film Festival, Woody Allen's Café Society and Cristi Puiu's Sieranevada, look back on the past, with very different results.

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Bergen, Curtain, and Radner: Saturday Night Live’s Second-Ever Christmas Special Lacks Dumb Blondes

Despite the drunken antics and sexist attitudes of their fellow cast members, it’s the women who brought the laughs in Saturday Night Live’s second Christmas special

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Life’s a Beach in Eric Rohmer’s ‘Pauline at the Beach’

This is one of Eric Rohmer's more accessible films in which humour, romance and drama go together just as easily as sun, sand and sea.

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The First Rule of HBO’s Late-Night Comic Host Bill Maher - There Are No Rules

Bill Maher: "I want to be unique. Because if you do something unique, they can’t get rid of you."

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‘Barcelona’ Sends Whit Stillman’s Usual Suspects After Love in a Hot Climate

The middle section in Whit Stillman's loose '90s trilogy showcases all his trademarks while moving his characters from college into the wider world.

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Thanks to Key and Peele’s Powerful Sensibilities, ‘Keanu’ Is More Than a Meow Mix-up

By taking on expectations, both in comedy and in race, this movie becomes a smart, successful satire.

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Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee appropriates the format of the classic The Awful Truth to lampoon politicians and the media.

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‘Elvis & Nixon’ and Histories and Fates Captured in a Photo

Even as this film gets bogged down in jokes and speculations, it makes the point that performance is its own kind of truth.

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21 Apr 2016 // 9:14 AM

‘Archer’, Season Seven, and the Fantasies of Success

Apolitical Archer eases into its seventh season with the same dedication to parody and fantasy that's always characterized the series.

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Satire Is a Key Feature in ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2

Silicon Valley's relentless skewering of the Bay Area's well-known tech valley continues as Pied Piper faces new challenges.

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Hitchcock's 'Suspicion', 'I Confess' and 'The Wrong Man' Return in Blu-ray

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"These three films on DVD from Warner Archives showcase different facets of Alfred Hitchcock's brilliance.

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