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Seeking El Dorado Is Its Own Reward in ‘The Lost City of Z’

Questing for humanity in the uncharted Amazon, James Gray’s new period epic is told at a whisper.

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‘Colossal’ Stomps Along Its Own Quirky Path

Nacho Vigalondo’s monster dramedy is an intoxicating mix of the sublime and the surreal.

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‘The Lost City of Z’ Gets Lost In Its Own Ambitions

James Gray filters his rousing jungle epic through the lens of familiar melodrama with decidedly tedious results.

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‘The Fate of the Furious’: Dom (Vin Diesel) Meets the Crocodile

Cipher (Charlize Theron) is the kind of smooth-talking villain you find in a Bond film, inflicting psychological and physical torture with abandon. Dom doesn't stand a chance.

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‘Win It All’ Plays It Safe

In Joe Swanberg’s latest amiable amble of a comedy, Jake Johnson plays a broke gambling addict who tries not so hard to do the right thing.

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Do You Really Want to Know What’s ‘Behind the Door’?

The tales behind the camera are as sensational as those in front of it in this potent mix of beauty, propaganda and the macabre.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Has to Do Some Heavy Lifting in ‘Aftermath’

Aftermath strips away the action and relies solely on Schwarzenegger to carry the story.

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‘Colossal’, Monsters, TV and You

Among other things, Colossal asks you to consider your own responsibility for what and how you watch.

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‘SHOT!’: A Photographic Tribute to Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Barney Clay’s doc about legendary photographer Mick Rock is a must-see for fans of glam.

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SFIFF 2017: ‘Landline’ - Disfunction and Difficult Transitions in the ‘90s

Landline relishes its '90s setting, focusing on face-to-face interaction over the emotionally isolating communicative technology used today, as a means for exploring larger issues.

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Criterion’s ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Includes the Original Six Films in the Series

This series of films about a masterless samurai bent on revenge while protectively raising his son features moments of pastoral silent beauty juxtaposed with quick stylized violence.

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John Waters and the Demented Delights of the Demi-Monde

Multiple Maniacs revels in the importance of unimportant things.

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Fifteen Years Later, ‘Donnie Darko’ Is Still Worth Enduring the Impenetrability

Richard Kelly's debut is as good as it permits itself to be, which is just short of masterful.

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’ Ghost in the Shell’: Sometimes Discovering Your Identity Means Fighting a Spider Tank

This version of the long running franchise focuses on visually dazzling aesthetics and beautifully choreographed action -- and spider tanks.

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The Other Is a Void: Intimacy and Loss in ‘45 Years’

45 Years gently explores the unbridgeable distance that is hidden within intimacy.

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The Politics of Happiness: ‘Kushuthara: Pattern of Love’ and Bhutanese Cinema

In Bhutan's Kushuthara, happiness becomes a pronounced theme, one discussed and conceptualized in emotionally and ethically complex ways.

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In Film as in War, There’s What Remains in Its Wake: ‘Apocalypse Child’

Apocalypse Child is a wonderful slice-of-life drama that thrives in the space between truth and fiction.

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The Not-so-delicate ‘Delinquents’

This is what happens when suburban kids won't behave.

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Jessica Chastain Is Radiant in Hit-and-miss WWII Drama, ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

Good-hearted but artistically uninspired, Niki Caro's WWII drama fails to milk its source material for all its dramatic potential.

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The Semblance Structure of Cruelty in Felipe Cazals’s ‘Canoa’

Canoa teeters between an overriding aestheticization of violence and a perverse registering of the real.

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