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‘Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story’: North Korea’s Bizarre Kidnappings

“It’s unbelievable.” The first words spoken in Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story sum up the horror about to unfold.

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8 Feb 2016 // 10:00 AM

Time Is Tricky in ‘45 Years’

Director Andrew Haigh, who wrote the screenplay inspired by the David Constantine short story “In Another Country", initially approached Charlotte Rampling because the movie is told from her point of view.

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1 Feb 2016 // 9:36 AM

Hollywood’s Racial Issues Mold Conversation at Sundance

“We’re pretty proud of how we show diversity in the festival,” said Robert Redford, who began the showcase in 1985 to give a voice to independent filmmakers.

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28 Jan 2016 // 10:27 AM

Sundance 2016 Gets First Crack at Literary Hoax

With vast access to Laura Albert’s copious archives and thoughtful on-camera remembrances, Jeff Feuerzeig Feuerzeig constructs a tightly woven and almost unbelievable yarn.

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Sundance 2016: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Takes Sundance by Storm

The Birth of a Nation is inspired by a true story that saw a small group of slaves, starting out with rudimentary weapons, eventually take on white slaveowners and their families, killing about 60 of them.

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26 Jan 2016 // 10:48 AM

Six Must-See Films Scheduled to Screen at Sundance

Here are the six films you should brave the elements for in Park City this week.

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Sundance 2016: Kelly Reichardt and James Schamus Show Their Talent to Adapt

In talking to both Schamus and Reichardt about the challenges, difficulties and satisfactions of adaptation, it was striking that their experiences were both similar and disparate.

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Spike Lee Touts ‘Chi-Raq’ and Says Oscars ‘Are a Smoke Screen’

Spike Lee discusses his decision to abstain from this year’s Oscar ceremony, as well as his thoughts about Chicago itself.

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22 Jan 2016 // 11:15 AM

Netflix: The Most Feared Force in Hollywood?

Hollywood long has had a love-hate relationship with Netflix.

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Sundance 2016: Director of ESPN’s ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Finds New Ground on Simpson

Although it features a very compelling figure, the most fascinating character in O.J.: Made in America isn’t the former football star; it’s us.

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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