The past lives referred to in writer/director Celine Song’s emotionally complex and delicate debut feature, “Past Lives,” are not only…
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More than thirty-five years after Robert Townsend’s groundbreaking film “Hollywood Shuffle” parodied the roles open to Black actors in Hollywood—pimps,…
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When Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” came out in 1985, the author said that the violence against women…
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George Bernard Shaw said, “Life is not about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.” American Artists understand this perhaps better…
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At a time of widespread gender confusion, there is no ambiguity about writer/director Jane Campion’s view of toxic masculinity. It…
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Creating an emotionally compelling documentary from material with an already well-known ending depends on the skill and commitment of the…
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One of the most revealing scenes in Todd Haynes’s imaginative and entertaining documentary, “The Velvet Underground,” about the quintessential New…
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Taking to the open road—and all that implies—is an idea deeply rooted in the American psyche. The beckoning freedom of…
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Film critics are by-in-large naysayers. Glass half-full kind of people. There is always something lacking in this year’s films. I…
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