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Story-based Virtual Reality Short ‘Henry’ Is a Creative Game-changer

SAN FRANCISCO — On a recent afternoon in sparsely chic offices, the people making the virtual-reality animated short “Henry” convened to watch footage of their cutting-edge

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Geeks Are the New Overlords. Great. Now Can We Get Over Ourselves?

The counterculture I once found so communal has now become oppressive. Dorks are cool. Can we please stop trying to prove it?

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29 Jul 2015 // 10:08 AM

Toronto Film Festival Looking Beyond Awards Season

What will it mean that Toronto is entering the second year of a policy meant to incentivize award-season hopefuls to head in its direction instead of stopping by the Telluride Film Festival first?

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Keith Richards ‘Under the Influence’ Doc Due Sept. 18 on Netflix

Keith Richards is the subject of a new documentary, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, coming to Netflix in September.

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27 Jul 2015 // 9:39 AM

‘Tour’ of Words in the Early World of David Foster Wallace

Arriving in theaters July 31, The End of the Tour tackles heady subjects like the American penchant for self-distraction, the tango between genius and depression, the role of groupthink in value systems and the powder keg of the mentor-protege relationship.

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‘The Look of Silence’, Which Revisits Suharto’s Brutality, Is Sure to Shock

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Silence is a companion piece to his earlier, Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing.

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24 Jul 2015 // 11:15 AM

‘Paper Towns’ Unfolds into a Solid High School Movie

Paper Towns, a mild coming-of-age mystery adapted from Fault in Our Stars author John Green’s bestselling novel of the same name, is only a good high school movie.

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‘The Outrageous Sophie Tucker’ Captures Entertainer’s Star Power

Sophie Tucker parlayed her drive, her personality and her gifts into a huge following.

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David Dastmalchian Jumps From DC to Marvel in ‘Ant-Man’, and Meets an Idol in the Process

David Dastmalchian joins a small group of actors who have appeared in films from each of the two big competing names in comic books, DC and Marvel.

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‘Cartel Land’ Is a Never-Ending Story

Beautifully filmed and fiercely evocative, this first encounter in Cartel Land, now open in select US theaters, sets in motion any number of complications.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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