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This safely entertaining film was made for the middlebrow crowd and not the hardcore cinephiles. Read more

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Destroyer

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Kidman goes all in on a grief-stricken, morally compromised cop character trying to make things right with her rebellious teenage daughter. Read more

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In a year of many great documentaries (Bisbee ’17, Minding the Gap, Did You Ever Wonder Who Fired the Gun?), Ross’ film stands out for its curiosity and questioning of stylistic norms. Read more

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a staunch defender of equal rights for women and men, has been fighting small-minded sexists for nearly six decades. Read more

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This quarter of the year has been unfairly labeled a dumping ground for bad movies. Look a little closer, however, and the release schedule often yields plenty of B-movie gems and foreign treasures. Read more

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Upon winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016 for Moonlight (in thrilling fashion, no less!), Miami-born filmmaker Barry Jenkins found himself at a crossroads. Read more

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These acts of resistance remind us that bravery comes in many shapes and sizes. The same can be said of this year’s finest cinematic efforts. Read more

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With Vice, McKay thoroughly deconstructs biopic storytelling techniques to examine Cheney’s personal life and ideological awakening. Read more

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The surrogate family at the center of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters live in a constant state of financial insecurity. Read more

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Unlike Children of Men or Gravity, Roma (opening Friday, Dec. 14, at the Digital Gym Cinema) delicately juxtaposes two competing forces of history: erosion and endurance. Read more

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Brady Corbet sure has a thing for doomed child icons. Read more

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In The Favourite, Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimos revels in the madness and absurdity that comes with such a vacuum of leadership. Read more

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Long before Trump, Fox News and the #MeToo Movement, Roger Ailes was an upstart producer on The Mike Douglas Show, one of the most popular daytime talk programs of the 1960s and ’70s. Read more

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If legend holds true, the Old West was a place of brutal uncertainty that dealt many an unlucky hand. People lived and died moment-to-moment, town-to-town and bullet-to-bullet. Read more

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Chef Flynn (opening Friday, Nov. 30, at the Ken Cinema) claims its importance through access: Meg’s video documentation of her son’s rapid ascent makes up much of the footage. Read more

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In keeping with his patented fly-on-the-wall style, Wiseman refuses to pass judgment on any of the institutions he documents even when many of them represent hierarchies and gender divisions synonymous with classic patriarchy. Read more

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GREEN BOOK

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Farrelly has long been a master of the comedic road trip (see Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, and There’s Something About Mary), but Green Book expands human interactions beyond the bizarre and grotesque. Read more

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WIDOWS

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Possibly sensing his own self-serious track record, the British auteur goes into full sleaze mode with Widows, a trashy and slick collaboration with Gone Girl scribe Gillian Flynn. Read more

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Universal themes of loneliness and isolation define this portrait of a tormented artist who became so obsessed with work that she missed out on many of life’s simple joys. Read more

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Metaphorically speaking (or maybe not?), the bodies in this film are always buried close to home, or as Ben likes to say with a smirk, “very near.” Read more

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