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Julieta, which opens Friday, Jan. 13, ultimately ponders if forgiveness can ever be possible when deceptions are so devastating they can enrage the ocean. more

Jan 10, 2017 3:41 PM Film

Desperate men can only outrun delusion for so long. Hunter Gatherer measuredly embodies this process via the lives of two fringe characters that mistake treading water for entrepreneurial ambition. more

Jan 10, 2017 3:24 PM Film

Close the book on 2016. Slam that door shut. Good riddance. This has been a tumultuous and trying year by any standard, leaving an abundance of uncertainty in its wake more

Jan 3, 2017 1:10 PM Film

This year's best films remind us of our capacity for curiosity, critical thinking, diversity, wonder, empathy, and compassion. more

Dec 27, 2016 4:00 PM Film

'Tis the season for "important" movies, at least according to the Hollywood machine desperately trying to get your attention (not to mention the Academy's attention) at the multiplex. more

Dec 20, 2016 3:00 PM Film

Pablo Larraín's Jackie immerses you in this sequestered conversation before flashing back to the events immediately leading up to and after Nov. 22, 1963. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Film

La La Land, which opens Friday, Dec. 16, exists in a world where race is never an issue and your dream job is but a brave decision away. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Jessica Chastain stars as the all-knowing power broker who leaves her cushy job at a right wing firm to help pass a formidable lefty gun-control bill in the Senate that would require universal background checks on firearm purchases. more

Dec 7, 2016 12:30 PM Film

Things to Come unfolds through the eyes of Nathalie Chazeaux (Isabelle Huppert), a middle-aged Parisian teacher whose seemingly routine path in life suddenly shifts when her professor husband Heinz (André Marcon) finally admits to an act of infidelit more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Give them space. Respect their privacy. Let them mourn. Such common responses to tragedy are consistently challenged by Kenneth Lonergan's harrowing new drama Manchester by the Sea . more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Being 17 Like a hormonal teenager, André Techiné's Being 17 fluctuates between elation and melancholy. Sometimes the camera races at a furious clip, as it does during the frantic opening credi more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Tower, which opens Friday, Nov. 25, at Digital Gym Cinema in North Park, is a strangely intoxicating deconstruction of the non-fiction form. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Suffering from the post-election blues? John Carney’s Sing Street might be the perfect film to temporarily lift your spirits. Set in Dublin during the 1980s, this coming-of-age blast of nostalgia is obsessed with the future more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Common human decency suggests that you shouldn’t kick someone when they’re down. Elle takes place in an alternate reality where the opposite is true. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Film

When truck drivers Gorô (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and Gun (Ken Watanabe) get hungry on their way to Tokyo, they stop for a warm meal at a roadside ramen joint run by Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto). They are met with a ramshackle interior, imposing thug... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Soaring over the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress opens with an IMAX-style montage that immediately establishes an organic connection with the natural world. more

Nov 8, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Arrival , which opens Friday, Nov. 11, will be one of the first films widely released after what could be a historically contentious Election Day. By that time the film's anti-isolationist and pro-unity themes will undoubtedly feel timely f... more

Nov 8, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Antonio Campos' Christine initially seems like a more traditional biopic, yet it has equally idiosyncratic tendencies. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Yes, this year of all years we need Moonlight , which opens Friday, Nov. 4. It's a film of the future, presenting a cinematic space where being in the presence of black bodies does not inspire fear or angst. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Film

Aquarius opens Friday, Oct. 28, at Angelika Carmel Mountain Cinemas, and it deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 AM Film