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25 Mar 2016 // 10:21 AM

Watching ‘Batman v Superman’ Surrounded By Terrorism

This week, like the weeks we've dealt with fatal multiplex shootings and other fruits of this nation's gun laws, it's hard to watch the worst of what's on screen in Batman v Superman.

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‘Marguerite’ Hits Its Story’s Notes Soundly, Unlike the Opera Singer

As written and directed by Xavier Giannoli, Marguerite is a thoughtful examination of an unusual, deeply eccentric woman.

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Norway’s ‘The Wave’ Shows Hollywood How to Make Disaster Film With Real Thrills

The Wave unpacks its plot with all deliberate speed, squeezing every possible ounce of jeopardy and peril out of the buildup to and aftermath of the Big One.

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29 Feb 2016 // 12:03 PM

Why ‘Spotlight’ Took the Top Oscar Prize

It was the year Spotlight, the third film on everyone’s list of top three finishers, came from behind and walked off with the best picture trophy.

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Stoned, Goofy… ‘Rolling Papers’ Shows It’s All in a Day’s Work Covering the Marijuana Industry

Rolling Papers is a compelling documentary about how the Denver Post covered the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.

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Worlds Collide in Angry, Poetic Colombian Film ‘Embrace of the Serpent’

Beautiful, strange, disturbing, Embrace of the Serpent is a film with a lot on its mind.

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‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution’: Made for Television

Today, as US political campaigns take on communities of color -- whether trying to win or suppress their votes -- we might remember a time when Black Lives were not on TV.

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‘Where to Invade Next’: Michael Moore’s New Movie Points the Way to Solutions

The gag in 'Where to Invade Next' is that Michael Moore is tasked by the Pentagon to fix America by finding out what other developed nations do best

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15 Feb 2016 // 10:27 AM

‘Deadpool’ Kills All Rivals at the Box Office

Deadpool, Marvel’s R-rated twist on superhero movies, grossed an estimated $135 million in the U.S. and Canada in its first three days

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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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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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