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‘Paris Belongs to Us’ Sets the Blueprint for Things to Come

Jacques Rivette's engaging debut sees the New Wave master experimenting with the ingredients he perfected in later films.

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‘Dreams Rewired’ Makes Valuable Connections to the Past

Spoken in the language of our time, weaved in visual poetry, and deep in its reach, this film documents a world barreling towards a technological revolution.

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‘Miles Ahead’ Ponders Miles Davis’ Lost Years

Ponder this reality for a moment: Don Cheadle needs a white co-star in order to make a movie about Miles Davis.

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‘The Graduate’ Still Seduces

As energetic as it ever was, sharp jokes and even sharper edges aren't lost in the transition from hit film to cultural touchstone.

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Hank Williams Is Alive in ‘I Saw The Light’, But the Movie Itself Is D.O.A.

Not even game performances by its two leads can salvage a slapdash biopic that offers little insight and far too much superficial sentiment.

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‘Born To Be Blue’ Props Up the Cult of the Intuitive Genius

This film slyly suggests that even Chet Baker himself couldn’t quite work out who ‘Chet Baker: Jazz Legend’ might or should be.

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(Almost) Everybody Gets It in ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

This film will thrill a certain set of men who experienced college during the '80s and had a meaningful period of personal growth during that time.

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‘I Knew Her Well’ Explores ‘60s Celebrity Culture

I Knew Her Well dances through Rome until the music stops for one young hopeful.

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000, Volume XXXV’ Pays Tribute to Roger Corman’s Legacy

The latest release, full of aliens and alternate realities, highlights Corman's many roles in and influence on the film industry.

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Be It Victorian England or ‘50s-era America, Women Are Driven Bonkers

In several projects, Eleanor Parker embodied women trapped in desperate circumstances in 'The Woman in White' and 'Lizzie'.

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The Boys Are Oversharing in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

One might take solace in Wonder Woman's enigma, here, amid Batman and Superman's clunking assertions of need and self.

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Asquith’s 1928 ‘Shooting Stars’ Is ‘The Player’ of Its Day

Half-affectionate and half-critical, Shooting Stars mines both comedy and drama from the workings of the studio and the machinations of movie-making at this time.

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‘James White’ Brings an Unwavering Gaze Into an Abyss

Christopher Abbott imbues James with both dynamic self-loathing and deep sense of affliction, so that he shifts between irritating and mesmerizing.

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‘1971’: The True Story of An FBI Break-in That Threatened to Break America

Remembering a time when a group of ordinary citizens broke into FBI offices and discovered that some of America's worst suspicions were true.

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Surveillance Troubles in ‘Midnight Special’

In just a few precisely composed scenes, you see at the start of Midnight Special that however disjointed plot points might seem, they are connected in an intricate web of ideas and images.

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‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ Builds a Wall Around Chicago

YA films are not especially prescient, as they retell stories that have been told for decades, with their warnings about class-dividing and fear-mongering and wall-building.

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‘Brooklyn’ Is a Story of Cultural Purgatory

Rarely do immigration dramas deal with the trouble of re-assimilating back to one's homeland.

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Vacationing in Style With ‘Youth’

Jumping from crescendo to crescendo, Sorrentino hits all the high notes in his bombastically entertaining comedy/drama.

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‘The Big Short’ Falls Short

An informative and sometimes entertaining take on the recent financial crisis,The Big Short doesn't quite deliver on our investment.

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No One Is Looking for You in ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’

10 Cloverfield Lane carefully develops a very subjective story, which has you thinking that maybe the clichés aren’t adding up to the movie you thought it was.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"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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