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Endless Love arrives in theaters this Valentine’s Day and stars Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) in the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

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11 Feb 2014


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There are two dynamic, exceedingly bright boys from Brooklyn at the center of Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson’s American Promise. The documentary chronicles the lives of Brewster and Stephenson’s son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun. Hoping to avail them of the many opportunities and privileges that an expensive, private school education often affords—and wanting, too, to equip them with skills to counter a world that frequently elides black maleness with criminality—Idris and Seun’s parents enroll them in Manhattan’s tony Dalton School for kindergarten.

“A huge injustice was done.” With these words, New York City’s new mayor Bill DeBlasio has promised to “settle the Central Park Five case.” The case is notorious for all kinds of reasons, not least being the shoddy policing and lawyering that sent five teenagers to prison in 1990, bad practices incited by media hysteria that began the moment Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Kharey Wise were arrested for the rape and beating of the Central Park Jogger, Trisha Meili, on April 19, 1989. The case is revisited in the powerful documentary The Central Park Five, directed by Sarah and Ken Burns and based on her book, The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding.

Iconic French actress Isabelle Adjani made a name for herself early on in her life, taking the lead in François Truffaut’s The Story of Adele H, a role that would earn the actress her first Academy award nomination in 1976 and bring her to the attention of cinema-goers worldwide. Adjani continued her streak in highly successful films and gained notoriety as one of the world’s most skilled actresses whose deeply nuanced and textured performances belied the impossible beauty of her icy, cool and mysterious exterior.

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