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Projecting Delusions: Two French New Wave Masters on the Dangers of Film

The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers and Ophélia

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Genre as the Flesh of the Human Experience: An Interview With Rod Blackhurst of ‘Here Alone’

Blackhurst reflects on his discovery of cinema, the need to rely on the conventions of cinema, and his ambitions to create a character study that will resonate.

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‘The Good Fight’: “Chaos” Is Anything But as Season One Draws to a Close

"Chaos" is a near-perfect ending to a near-perfect season of a near-perfect series.

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Being All Things by Being Nothing: The Enigma of ‘Being There’

Being There provides a gentle rumination on the aimless beauty of hope.

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Animation Film ‘Your Name.’ May Be the Best Body Swapping Movie in Decades

Although lacking slightly in character development, Makoto Shinkai's newest film is saccharine, gorgeous and heartwarming.

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Never Forget: Angela Sarafyan On ‘The Promise’ and The Armenian Genocide

Best known for her memorable work on Westworld, Sarafyan discusses her new film, The Promise, an epic memorial to the Armenian Genocide.

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Tamil Film ‘Mannan’ Presses the Limits of Using Violence on a Female Nemesis

Not only does Mannan inflict pre-meditated physical violence on a female superior at a workplace, it equates that retaliation to ‘manhood’ and brings in the angle of honour, for good measure.

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‘Fences’ Finds the Beauty in Family Tragedy

Despite plodding direction, the resonant themes and rich performances of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis turn this stage play into a powerhouse melodrama.

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‘Supernatural’: “The Memory Remains” Retreads Some Familiar Territory

"The Memory Remains", with a few minor exceptions, borrows heavily from a season one classic.

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In Noir Fashion, ‘Americana’ Plays With the Reality of the Viewers Experience

Contemporary filmmakers break the 180-degree rule all the time, but seldom with the kind of flair that we see in Americana.

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A Lighter Touch in “Eat, Pray, Liv” Episode Helps ‘iZombie’ Move Forward

This episode puts a great deal in motion, yet iZombie never feels slowed down by too much plot.

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Romance and Genocide Don’t Mix in ‘The Promise’

One can argue about director Terry George's decision to focus on love in this milieu, but there’s no denying his execution fails on both a thematic and a narrative level.

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‘Big Little Lies’ Proves That Women Really Are Stronger Together

By revealing the ways in which society pits women against each other, Big Little Lies makes a case for radical solidarity.

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‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ and Knowing How Far to Go Too Far

Some films disavow their own filmic presence, they attempt to be subtle by staying out of the way; this is not one of those films.

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‘Doctor Who’: Mackie Is the Best Thing About “The Pilot” Episode

Pearl Mackie turns in a warm, charming, and entirely compelling performance in the role of Bill in only her second TV appearance.

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Living the Blues in ‘Chilly Scenes of Winter’

A sensitively framed composition of human nature, Chilly Scenes of Winter reveals the desires and neuroses that drive men to the brink.

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‘Anatahan’: A Bunch of Drones and “The Only Woman on Earth”

This film is a pure distillation of the lush, destructive jungle of desire.

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‘iZombie’: “Zombie Knows Best” Is a Signature Mix of Humor and Pathos

"Zombie Knows Best" balances Buckley's hilarious performance with the tonally different Clive flashbacks without missing a beat.

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Punk Meets Philosophy in ‘The House of Tomorrow’

Peter Livolsi's feature debut is a delightful coming-of-age story with few surprises but strong performances throughout.

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Listen to Your Own Heartbeat: Katell Quillévéré‘s ‘Heal the Living’

The film traces loss and what comes after, the process of acceding to pain and encountering fears and anguish, and the implacable order of hospitals.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

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"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.

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