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Policy be damned—it's all about electability, right? Read more

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Filmmaker has devoted his career to making the injustices of the Pinochet era unforgettable. Read more

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Raffael Dickreuter

The Academy has overlooked some of this year’s most progressive films. Read more

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

Malick’s visionary film strives for the heightened experience of poetic lyricism and spiritual cinema. Read more

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Toronto International Film Festival

The title refers to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an oil oligarch who burst upon the post-Soviet scene in the mid-1990s. Read more

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Independent Lens

In “Decade of Fire,”a South Bronx native puts an end to the narrative that blames the victims of ten years of urban conflagrations. Read more

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Showtime

In “The Kingmaker,” director Lauren Greenfield takes aim at Imelda Marcos and the family that ran one of the world’s most repressive dictatorships. Read more

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A24 Films

The new film illustrates how Washington’s endless imperialist wars of aggression tragically pit Americans against not only overseas “enemies,” but one another. Read more

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White Pine Pictures

“In the last forty years the corporations have taken total control of one party and half or more of the other.” Read more

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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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Where's My Roy Cohn? teaser

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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