Review: The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook’s stunning psychological thriller opens Oct. 28
It's the inalienable right of any good psychological thriller to mislead its audience. There's no surer way to make viewers feel like participants in an...

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4 films to see as the New Orleans Film Festival closes out 2016

Daughters of the Dust, Five Awake, Manchester By the Sea and A Quiet Storm
The New Orleans Film Festival concludes Thursday with the closing film Daughters of the Dust. Below are new films screening this week. Daughters of the...

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Review: American Honey

Shia LaBeouf stars in the Cannes’ Grand Jury Prize-winning road movie
Road movies and their literary counterparts occupy a special place in the popular imagination. Like Westerns, road movies use wide-open spaces and free mobility to...

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Review: Author: The JT LeRoy Story

The documentary screens at The Broad Theater
Though key events in the real-life and very public saga of literary sensation JT Leroy happened 10 to 15 years ago, the subject remains a...

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Review: Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation

Parker writes, directs and stars in a straightforward Nat Turner biopic
The title of a film can speak volumes long before trailers and advance buzz find their way to the internet. Some movie titles seem to...

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Review: The Magnificent Seven

A not-so-magnificent second take
On the surface, director Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven may seem another ill-advised remake of a classic Hollywood movie. Producers and studio executives typically justify...

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Review: Snowden

Oliver Stone’s gripping biopic profiles the whistleblower
One of the most memorable moments delivered by Oliver Stone's Snowden occurs before the film begins. A public service announcement asking moviegoers to turn off...

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Review: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years

Old film and new technology offer a fresh look at the The Beatles’ early years
It's been 46 years since the Beatles broke up, but you wouldn't know it from the band's enduring popularity. Aging baby boomers still hold The...

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Review: The Witness

A New York family corrects the record in a cathartic revision of a flawed urban myth
The murder of 28-year-old Kitty Genovese on a deserted street in Queens, New York in 1964 reverberated around the globe and came to symbolize the...

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Review: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog exposes the iheart of darkness
For all his accomplishments, filmmaker Werner Herzog might not be anyone's first choice to direct a documentary about the internet. It's not that he lacks...

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Review: Hell or High Water

David Mackenzie directs a post-financial crisis Western
It has been argued that all Westerns share a single, underlying topic: the impending loss of the West. A cowboy riding the prairie alone or...

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