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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...
  • The Absent One

    The Dept. Q Trilogy, based on three best-selling crime novels by Danish writer Jussi Adler-Olsen, draws comparisons with Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise: set in Scandinavia and featuring a sullen male protagonist, it's violent, hard-boiled, and psychologically disturbing. more...
  • After Louie
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    After Louie

    This debut feature from longtime gay-rights activist Vincent Gagliostro, about a middle-aged New York artist (Alan Cumming) making a film about the ACT UP generation and a close friend who died of AIDS, is a valuable meditation on generational differences, particularly between gay men who lived through the worst years of the AIDS crisis and those who came of age afterward. more...
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  • After the Rain
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    After the Rain (NR)

    As proven by Olivier Assayas (Something in the Air), Bernardo Bertolucci (The Dreamers), and several hundred other European art film directors, there's no political upheaval so important that it can't be turned into a backdrop for the adolescent anger and desire of beautiful middle-class kids. more...
  • Against the Law
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    Against the Law

    This somber BBC production, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 British law decriminalizing homosexuality, intercuts eyewitness accounts from grizzled survivors of homophobia in postwar England with a dramatic treatment of the life of journalist and activist Peter Wildeblood. more...
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    Gabriela Pichler directed this Swedish comedy-drama about a town hoping to lure a mega store with a professionally-made documentary on the city, and two high-school girls, one Iraqi and one Turkish, decide to make their own, more truthful, version. more...
  • American Animals
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    American Animals (R)

    Bart Layton came to national attention with his eerie documentary The Imposter, whose talking-head interviews and staged re-creations tell the true story of a French-Algerian man who managed to enter the U.S. by posing as a missing teenager from San Antonio, Texas. more...
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    And While We Were Here (R)

    Set on the stunning Italian island of Ischia, this indie drama tells the story of an American woman (Kate Bosworth) who befriends a 19-year-old heartthrob (Jamie Blackley) while on a work-related vacation with her detached husband (Iddo Goldberg). more...
  • The Animation Show of Shows
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    The Animation Show of Shows

    The selections in this year's Animation Show of Shows (curated, as always, by Ron Diamond) tend to be more amusing than inspired; my favorite works in the program provided me with momentary delight rather than lasting astonishment. more...
  • Aquaman
  • Aquaman (PG-13)

    The DC oceanic superhero has been around since 1941, and, like many other vintage comic book characters, has enjoyed several makeovers. more...
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    Arthur & Claire

    Miguel Alexandre directed this 2017 Austrian/Dutch film about a man with terminal cancer who travels to Amsterdam to commit legal suicide. more...
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    August at Akiko's

    Christopher Makoto Yogi directed this drama about a musician who travels to Hawaii looking for his ancestral home. more...
  • Aurora
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    Aurora (NR)

    After reading in the newspaper about a baby found dead at a local garbage dump, a childless schoolteacher decides she's going to adopt the infant posthumously so she can give it a decent burial. more...
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