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‘The Departure’ Casts a Loving Gaze Upon an Unconventional Buddhist Priest

The Departure is a searching study of a universally relatable character who has seen a great deal of sorrow in this world.

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Synchronicity and Serendipity: Director Tomas Reyes Discusses Documentary, ‘Beyond Food’

Reyes talks with PopMatters about the motivations and ambitions for creating Beyond Food and the evolution of American attitudes toward food and health.

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NYFF 2017: ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’

This haunting documentary about a black woman assaulted by six white men in 1944 Alabama pivots deftly from crime story to history lesson without losing track of the human pain at its core.

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In ‘Bobbi Jene’, a Dancer’s Artistic Vision Is Rooted in Personal Sacrifice

While Bobbi Jene often veers too closely to melodrama, seeing an emboldened woman artistically express her sexuality and earn effusive praise for it is inspirational.

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TIFF 2017: ‘Faces Places’ (Visages Villages)

Agnès Varda's usual cinematic beauty and charm come through, with her subjective experience creating a wonderfully delightful film about art.

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TIFF 2017: ‘Ta peau si lisse’ (A Skin So Soft)

Denis Côté introduces viewers to five bodybuilders, the alternative beauty of their insular community, and their magnificent descent into nature.

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The Realpolitik of Wildlife Conservation is Explored in Documentary, ‘Trophy’

Trophy pits emotionally unsettling images against a sophisticated blend of practical justifications which compel a more mature outlook on the correlation between big game hunting and wildlife conservationism.

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The Pleasure Is in the Hunt: Tomas Leach, Director of Documentary ‘The Lure’

"There’s a beauty... about the fact that we can wholeheartedly throw our selves into something, even if we think the end thing might be impossible, futile or non-existent."

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The Rest Is Silence: Why 1967’s Tribal Rock Musical ‘Hair’ Resonates in These Times

Americans may have been "letting the sun shine in" for the past 50 years, but now the burning sensation is out of control. Revisiting Hair serves as a salve.

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‘David Lynch: The Art Life’ Pulls the Garmonbozia Directly Out of the Auteur Himself

This insightful documentary brings advanced closure to lingering questions we may have when Twin Peaks: The Return ends its triumphant televisual revival in September.

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Crowd Pleasing ‘Step’ Brims With Humanity and Courage

Amanda Lipitz’s debut feature is an unrepentant hug in a world more accustomed to gut punches.

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‘Brillo Box (3 Cents Off)’ Views an Iconic Warhol Artwork From a Personal Lens

It may have sold for $3 million, but still, is it art? Andy Warhol's Brillo Box is a tale of art and commerce that resonates in these times.

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What Is Real in the YouTube World of ‘Presenting Princess Shaw’?

Presenting Princess Shaw simultaneously exposes and obscures the process of documentary-making.

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Clearly, ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Belongs in the Pantheon of Essential Music Documentaries

Win Wenders beautifully intersperses images of concert footage with more intimate performances of the same song. The differences are both illuminating and affecting.

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Larry David’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Returns to HBO for Ninth Season on Oct. 1

Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to HBO on October 1st.

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Film ‘Nobody Speak’ Offers a Chilling View of the Challenges in a World of Trump and Billionaires

Many Americans felt anxious after the election of President Donald Trump. But few harbored the dread that Brian Knappenberger did.

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Observe and Report: The Ethics of ‘Cameraperson’

Cameraperson is observational in ways both purer and more complex than much of what appears in documentaries edited to appear as objective works.

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‘In Pursuit of Silence’ Challenges the Senses

In Pursuit of Silence's technical mastery overcomes its overuse of interview commentary to illustrate silence's numerous edifying properties.

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“The Book of Nora” Opens as ‘The Leftovers’ Draws to a Perfect Close

The story ends with a story, making The Leftovers' experiential sensation one of divine artistic intent.

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In ‘The Blood is at the Doorstep’, a Family Suffers From an Intransigent Criminal Justice System

Erik Ljung's work is an auspicious cinematic debut which reminds that for every criminal justice statistic, there's a stirring story which deserves to be deeply considered.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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