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Artist Phil Collins Examines How War Is Presented to the Public in ‘how to make a refugee’

Phil Collins examines the consumerist aspects of depicting war in his short film 'how to make a refugee'.

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Artful Conversation in ‘The Return of Rubén Blades’

Like the man himself, The Return of Rubén Blades is proof that art is important, but only a part of living a rich, thoughtful life.

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Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Belly-flops

Clint Eastwood's latest is riddled with structural flaws and baffling directorial choices.

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Tower Records in a Nutshell: ‘All Things Must Pass’

A nostalgic and warm look at a defunct record chain that brings the real substance and heart of the rise and fall.

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‘Southside With You’ Is Strong on National Character

The Obama Administration is a testament to rising from progressive grassroots politics to The White House, and a small scale indie is an ideal medium for the Obama family’s origin story.

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While the Film Thinks She’s Special, ‘Morgan’ Is Not

A tired almost-trainwreck which borrows so heavily from the past that it's practically an antique.

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‘The Light Between Oceans’ Is Dimmed by Predictable Melodrama

Cianfrance’s adaptation of the popular novel is an agonizing and deathly cold slog in shallow waters.

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‘Complete Unknown’ Deals in Ambiguity and Subtle Charms

Joshua Marston's thoughtful indie drama is delicate, ambiguous, and sublimely frustrating.

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How Mature Can You Get? ‘Wild in the Streets’

Barry Shear's film is a jaundiced look at politics, youth culture, and everything in the air of 1968.

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Indie Horror Meets World Cinema in the Cult ‘Carnival of Souls’

With its distinctive atmosphere and cryptic mysteries, Herk Harvey's sole feature film is an unparalleled classic of cult horror.

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Otto Preminger Invents the Gay Best Friend in ‘Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon’

With "sexual deviants", queasy horror, and poetry, Junie Moon explores the viewing boundaries of Hollywood, 1970.

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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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