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At Long Last ‘Luna’, or, a Boy’s Worst Friend Is His Mother

Long missing in action, Bertolucci's alleged "incest" movie is gloriously restored.

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To the Sound of Music: Interview With ‘La La Land’s Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz

In the thick of Awards season, director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz talk about their dazzling film, La La Land.

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How Britain Won the War: Two Propaganda Classics on Blu-ray

Leslie Howard's Pimpernel Smith and Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger's One of Our Aircraft Is Missing take opposite approaches to credibility

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Best Foreign Language Film Nominee ‘Sand Storm’ Swirls Around a Contentious International Debate

First time director Elite Zexer explores the tensions among what Bedouin women want, what they think they should be, and what restrictions they face.

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‘Scurvy’: Chronicling the Etiology of an Affliction

Jonathan Lamb's authoritative study affords an interesting perspective on one of history's most unpleasant afflictions.

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“Rock Never Dies” Takes Shots at Celebrity Culture In a Surprisingly Effective Episode

Season 12's best episode yet isn't perfect, but well-done, with an excellent swan song performance by Rick Springfield.

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‘Miss Sloane’ Presents DC Corruption Lite

Lobbyists can only win or lose, no in-betweens, no moral victories.

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‘This Is Us’: New Life, New Opportunities, and Loss are All Part of “The Game Plan”

You could try to resist This Is Us's particular brand of drama and schmaltz, but it's a pretty irresistible mix.

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‘Loving’, An Urgent Work of Compelling Quietude

Loving is particularly resonant at a time when many in America may feel as if their own inherent rights are on shaky ground.

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‘Man Down’ Has the Dubious Distinction of Going Nowhere in Three Different Directions

Director Dito Montiel’s lack of subtlety cheapens a subject that calls for thoughtful examination.

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Confronting Evil, Determinism, and Death in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Exploring the darker core of a Christmas classic reveals just what is so wonderful about life.

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“The Pool” Pulls at Some of the Dramatic Threads in ‘This Is Us’

As an encapsulation of what's great about the show "The Pool" is representative of the complex, challenging, smart, and lovely things This Is Us has to offer.

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Minutia Fuels the Masterful ‘Boyhood’

Richard Linklater's bold cinematic experiment pays off in ways that the more brash family dramas fail to.

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The Painful Beauty in ‘Moonlight’

In his sophomore effort, writer-director Barry Jenkins' exacting calibration results in an experience that is deeply moving.

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‘This Is Us’: Only Three Episodes In, “Kyle” Establishes the Series as a Lovely, Lyrical Delight

"Kyle" continues the series' trend of focusing on the moments that affect one's entire life, small as they may be.

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Instead of a Black Comedy, ‘The Executioner’ Offers Varying Shades of Gray

Instead of hitting us in the gut with it themes, this Spanish gem plays a more subtle and satisfying game.

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‘Divorce’ Gets a Lot Wrong in Its Seventh Episode, but Ends With an Emotional Gut Punch

Frances and Robert unearth even more secrets, personal and financial, that drive them further apart.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: “The Good Samaritan” Leans Too Heavily on the Supernatural

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a little too magical for a science fiction series, with decidedly mixed results.

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Harelips and Dead Birds: Looking for Meaning in ‘Cosmos’

Zulawski's final film is a parody of romantic impulses.

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‘This Is Us’: “The Big Three” Digs Deeper Into Story and Character

Post-pilot, the second episode offers deeper characterization, a big twist, and a lot more questions.

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Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

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"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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