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    Abdia do Nasciemento

    The subject of this 2011 Brazilian documentary was an early demonstrator for Afro-Brazilian civil rights, the founder of the enormously influential Black Experimental Theater (founded in the 40s), a professor at many prominent American universities (including Wesleyan and Yale), a senator, and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. more...
  • Abdias do Nascimento

    The subject of this 2011 Brazilian documentary was an early demonstrator for Afro-Brazilian civil rights, the founder of the enormously influential Black Experimental Theater (in the 40s), a professor at many prominent American universities (including Wesleyan and Yale), a senator, and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. more...
  • Barista
  • Barista

    Rock Baijnauth's documentary follows five subjects as they train for and eventually face off in a national barista competition, creating an espresso, a cappuccino, and a specialty drink for four judges in less than 15 minutes. more...
  • Clip

    "Underaged persons weren't involved in scenes of explicit sex and nudity," declares a title at the end of this Serbian drama. more...
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  • Cronies
  • Cronies

    During the opening credits of Michael Larnell's surprisingly fresh feature (which he also wrote, produced, and edited), a line of text explains the film's title: "A close friend or companion." more...
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  • Damsels in Distress (PG-13)

    The upper-crust characters of writer-director Whit Stillman have always been snooty, but in his earlier films (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco) that quality was tempered by his wit and modest budgets. more...
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    Despite the Gods

    Documentary maker Penny Vozniak follows Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David Lynch, as she directs Hisss, a U.S.-Indian coproduction whose shoot ran six months behind schedule. more...
  • Dheepan
  • Dheepan

    Jacques Audiard is perhaps the only filmmaker in France who makes art-house films that could and should be successful Hollywood blockbusters. more...
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  • The Exam

    Director Peter Bergendy has a rich premise: on Christmas Eve 1957, secret police in Budapest stage an exercise to test one of their prized agents, but in the process they uncover his tryst with a woman who may be a revolutionary soldier. more...
  • Gonzalez
  • Gonzalez

    In this debut feature by writer-director Christian Díaz Pardo, a well-intentioned but awkward and shiftless young man named Gonzalez Gonzalez spends his days looking for employment in Mexico City and his nights parked in front of a flat-screen TV that he's purchased on an overextended credit card. more...
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  • The Hateful Eight (R)

    Django Unchained convinced me that Quentin Tarantino is out of ideas; this follow-up, another western, didn't persuade me otherwise, but it takes a more thoughtful approach to his usual preoccupations (revenge, mainly). more...