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‘The Breadwinner’ Is Anguished and Charming Film About Life Under Taliban Rule

Hardships are laid out in a tapestry of sweet, fable-like storytelling and the harsh realities of the day. Read story.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Is Year’s Best Film

With astute insights, incredible cinematography, and a powerhouse performance, the film is sure to be in line for an Oscar. Read story.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Reviewed | ‘BPM (Beats per Minute)’

Film conveys a historical slice of life in the AIDS struggle with a strong, supple cinematic voice. Read story.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Reviewed | ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Kenneth Branagh’s film isn’t a nuanced character drama, but offers a fun puzzle for Agatha Christie fans. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reviewed | ‘Wonderstruck’

The plot moves along so slowly that it is difficult to feel any connection to the subjects. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reviewed | ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

The film plays out with the inevitability and perversity of a classical tragedy. Read story.

Monday, November 13, 2017

‘The Square’

The illuminating, sly, and beautifully made film is a must-see in S.B.'s suddenly busy art-house scene. Read story.

Friday, November 10, 2017

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Captures A.A. Milne’s Emotional Damage

There are tender moments of father-son bonding, but this film is really about absentee-parenting, emotional manipulation, and the exploitation of a boy’s childhood. Read story.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Reviewed | 'The Florida Project'

Director Sean Baker’s slice-of-life film focuses on poverty in the U.S. Read story.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Reviewed: 'Blade Runner 2049'

The sequel presents a bleak vision of the future with a stunning command of space and scale. Read story.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Reviewed: ‘Loving Vincent’

Film is an artistic masterpiece. Read story.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Reviewed: ‘Django’

This biopic explores Django Reinhart’s life during the Nazi occupation of France. Read story.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

‘The Big Sick’

Film is a huge step forward for diversity in Hollywood, and is all the funnier and more painful for the crossed wires of Pakistani and American cultures.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’

This fascinating documentary packs a lot of info, sobering sociocultural revelations, and stirring music into a revelatory two-hour journey.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

‘Dolores’

The film gives valuable, equal time to Dolores Huerta, an undeservedly lesser-known but vitally important figure in the farmworker struggle and grape boycott. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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