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‘The Hollars’ Hits the Dramedy Sweet Spot

Krasinski puts an old indie formula to good use in this finely tuned small-town drama.

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‘Don’t Breathe’ Won’t Even Give You the Breath to Scream

With surprises and scares, Fede Alvarez's thriller keeps everyone but The Blind Man unnerved.

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‘The Sea of Trees’ Can’t See the Woods for the Heavy-Handed Metaphors

This fairy tale mediation on guilt and redemption belabors its themes to the point of silliness.

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Angela Pleasence Exhibits Madness and Love in ‘Symptoms’

Symptoms reaches for a different sort of horror, the kind that festers in the obsessive minds of the romantically distraught.

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‘Imperium’ Is a Poignant and Horrifyingly Relevant Work

A taut, incisive look into America's hateful underbelly, guided by an understated performance by Daniel Radcliffe.

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‘A Month in the Country’ Has a Pleasing Emotional Ambience

This is a thoughtfully scripted film that surreptitiously draws the viewer in before granting them an intensely emotional payoff.

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‘Night and Fog’ Continues to Haunt

Alain Resnais' documentary remains a landmark depiction of the Holocaust, having lost none of its power six decades on.

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‘Midnight Run’ Is Among the Best of the ‘80s Film Offerings

Charles Grodin and Robert De Niro form a dynamic comic duo in this road trip from Hell.

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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is a Stop-Motion Fable That Will Expand Your Imagination

Laika draws on Kurosawa and Harryhausen to create a deeply felt, visually dazzling hero's tale.

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Truth Be Told, These ‘War Dogs’ Are Merely Political Pups

Todd Phillips' latest should be a smashing anti-War on Terror satire.

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‘Ben-Hur’ Should Have Left His Chariot in the Stable

Judah Ben-Hur is back, and this time he’s really… bland

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Natalie Portman Elicits Strong, Unsentimental Performances in ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’

Portman captures both the individual and national struggles to find sanctuary in the contested lands that became the state of Israel.

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Hip-hop, History, Time Travel: ‘Joshy’ Party Talk

Jeff Baena’s mumblecore / dramatic blend is refreshing for those who find the best parts of a party in its quieter, more intimate pockets.

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Shedding Light on the World in Edward Yang’s ‘A Brighter Summer Day’

This extraordinarily tender yet epic and incisive portrait of mid-century Taiwan is one of film’s great fumblings towards an elusive truth.

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Young Love Falls Victim to Class Warfare in ‘Little Men’

Ira Sachs continues to produce some of the best New York-centric cinema of the modern era.

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‘George Crumb: Voice of the Whale’—A Whale of a Tale It’s Not

If George Crumb’s music sometimes skirts the borders of kitsch, it certainly doesn’t need the help of this insipid film.

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Terrence Malick’s American Genesis: ‘The New World’

Terrence Malick's esoteric take on the Pocahontas legend is a feat of cinematic philosophy.

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Streep Is Pitch-Perfect, But The Tune of ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Falters

Frears transforms this one-note comedy into a nuanced look at social and emotional issues.

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‘Sausage Party’ Works on Almost Every Demented Level

A gleeful ode to anarchy that transcends both stoner comedy and Pixar spoof.

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Soars Higher Than Other Recent Remakes

Pete’s Dragon is a fun unabashedly kid-friendly film that makes old-fashioned, simple storytelling cool again.

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