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Parasite

CJ Entertainment

The Cannes hit morphs from a Patricia Highsmith milieu of Mr. Ripley-like talented con artists to a Stephen King house of horrors tale. Read more

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LevelFilm

The combination of physical and emotional violence with the most intimate aspects of women’s bodies, and lives, left me faint. Read more

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Sony Pictures Classics

New documentary takes stock of Trump’s Svengali. Read more

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Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins

Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

This short rollicking documentary about the firebrand journalist from the Lone Star State is more instructive than a semester full of college classes, and it’ll inspire you as it edifies—plus you get popcorn. Read more

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A new documentary trains our focus on an underexposed slice of the immigration dynamic: the urge to return home. Read more

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If the press is the “fourth estate,” the cinema is arguably the fifth. “Official Secrets” indicts Blair, Bush, and other mass murderers in the court of public opinion—at a theater near you. Read more

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American Factory

Participant Media

A Chinese billionaire reopens a shuttered Ohio GM plant, hiring some 2,000 Americans to work side-by-side with imported Chinese workers. Culture clash or cultural revolution? Read more

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A24

Is violent American racism really this simple? Read more

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Magnolia Pictures / Magnet Releasing

Belkin does viewers a great service by reminding us of one of broadcast journalism’s most outspoken gladiators, who at his finest boldly yelled truth to power. Read more

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The Great Hack

Netflix

“Digital rights are human rights.” A review of the film, The Great Hack. Read more

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Showtime

In the new film “XY Chelsea,” director Tim Travers Hawkins keeps the whistleblower’s vulnerability front and center: “I hope she can flourish as a free woman.” Read more

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“If we make fleeing violence easy, they’ll just flee violence more.” Read more

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In his new film, director Manuel Correa casts a cool eye on the oddly surreal social landscape of the country after years of civil war. Read more

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Werner Herzog

While many people view him as a Lincoln, others consider him a “traitor” for, they believe, triggering the Soviet Union’s liquidation. A review of the film, “Meeting Gorbachev.” Read more

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Through the eyes of four candidates, a new Netflix documentary shows us the power within women’s reach. Read more

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Nick Wall

At the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain’s nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR. Read more

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Seven actors meet at the intersection of Hollywood and activism. Read more

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Courtesy Holly Near

In a new documentary, PBS explores the legacy of singer and activist Holly Near. Read more

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Richard F. Outcault

Film Review of “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People.” Read more

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Ed Rampell

The 2019 “Spirit Awards” honor progressive, diverse, inclusive films. Are such categories becoming irrelevant? Read more

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