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Sundance 2017: ‘Before I Fall’ + ‘A Ghost Story’

'Before I Fall and A Ghost Story offer some haunting insight into the human condition.

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24 Jan 2017 // 12:15 PM

Sundance 2017: ‘The Big Sick’ + ‘Roxanne Roxanne’

These two Sundance entries introduce fast-talking protagonists who take the art of comedic dialogue to new heights in speed and certainly in social satire.

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24 Jan 2017 // 11:00 AM

Sundance 2017: ‘Whose Streets?’ + ‘Dayveon’

On opening night at the Sundance Film Festival, two films raised questions about how black Americans' experiences can be more effectively shared and understood.

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Sundance 2017: ‘Person to Person’ + ‘Landline’

At Sundance, the indie dramas Person to Person and Landline take markedly different approaches to bring their eccentric characters to life.

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Space Oddity: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ is Strictly a Vehicle for David Bowie

Nicolas Roeg’s mid-'70s sci-fi misfire about an alien (Bowie) trying to save his planet but falling prey to Earth’s temptations is self-indulgent garble with a haunting premise.

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Sundance 2017: ‘Ingrid Goes West’ + ‘Bitch’

Sundance continues the Hollywood tradition of exploring mental illness with Ingrid Goes West and Bitch.

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Sundance 2017: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ + ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World’

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival opens with two films about making the world a better place -- in two very different ways.

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One of Them Is Not One of Us in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’

The movie's version of Dissociative Identity Disorder is not science, but metaphor, and horror movie metaphor at that.

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‘20th Century Women’ Holds Particular Relevance for 21st Century Women

As much as it considers the past, 20th Century Women's profound confidence in women's strength and ingenuity proposes a way to look forward.

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For Better or Worse ‘Detour’ Plows Ahead

Christopher Smith's new noir outing is a scuzzy and flawed 90 minutes, elevated by a compelling, three-pronged cast.

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Memory Drawings in Film and Print: ‘Seth’s Dominion’

Seth’s Dominion offers a full picture of an exciting artist brimming with imagination, and with a great deal more to create.

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Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story

Trace Adkins and company bring Western cosplay to the forefront in this 90-minute elegy to a once mighty genre.

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What Next, Frozen French Fries? ‘The Founder’ and McDonald’s Origin Story

For this surprisingly hard-edged biopic on the businessman behind McDonald's, Michael Keaton unfurls the black flag of unrepentant capitalism.

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Secret Identities and Secret Codes in Ken Hughes and Jack Gold Films

The Internecine Project and Who?: Two twisty, methodical, unusual thrillers whose heroes are masters of secret codes.

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The Lack of Imagination in ‘The Bye Bye Man’ Is Vexing

The Bye Bye Man's illogic is typical of horror movies.

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‘His Girl Friday’: What a Difference One Sex Change Makes

By switching the main character’s gender and adding romantic sparks, Hawks turned the masterful, raucous Chicago newsroom farce The Front Page into the perfect screwball comedy.

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Forcing Connections in ‘100 Streets’

100 Streets offers four groups of people who have nothing to do with each other than, well, the fact that they have to.

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‘Arsenal’: Saving Your Brother From Himself

This small entertaining genre movie about the strengths and dangers of brotherhood transcends its shortcomings.

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‘We Are the Flesh’ Is a Work of Art Masquerading as an Atrocity

The madman’s meditations on the rewards afforded solitude are intriguing and there are intimations that he has roots in a reality we might recognize.

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The Forecast Is Unsettling in ‘It’s Always Fair Weather’

Not all musicals present a slap-happy world.

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