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  • Malcolm & Marie
  • Malcolm & Marie

    Lush and claustrophobic, Sam Levinson’s new film stars John David Washington and Zendaya as the titular Macolm and Marie. more...
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  • Mandabi
  • Mandabi

    The second feature by esteemed Senegalese writer and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène (Black Girl), this 1968 film is based on one of Sembène’s own novellas, The Money-Order. more...
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  • Mank
  • Mank

    In 1971, New Yorker critic Pauline Kael wrote “Raising Kane,” a 50,000-word essay on the authorship of the film Citizen Kane. more...
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  • Markie in Milwaukee
  • Markie in Milwaukee

    Filmed over the course of ten years, Matt Kliegman’s debut feature documentary centers on Markie, a 7-foot-tall transgender woman struggling with her identity while grappling with estrangement from her family, her fundamentalist religious convictions, and her conspicuous height. more...
  • Martin Eden
  • Martin Eden

    Italian painter-turned-director Pietro Marcello’s floating adaptation of Jack London’s eponymous, semi-autobiographical 1909 novel—not a veritable classic, but a somewhat arcane exemplar beloved by various cultural luminaries—stumbles as does its titular protagonist, the strapping young sailor Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli); both are metamorphosed and burdened by their respective creators’ visionary appetites. more...
  • Mikva! Democracy is a Verb
  • Mikva! Democracy is a Verb

    Chicago documentary filmmaker Bob Hercules's compact assessment of storied Illinois politician Abner Mikva is as straightforward as they come, though it might be edifying for those looking to learn more about the late liberal icon. more...
  • Monsoon
  • Monsoon

    A gorgeous, unyielding, slow burn, in this travelogue-love story Henry Golding plays Kit, a gay Vietnamese-British animator returning to Vietnam for the first time since his departure at the age of six. more...
  • Monster Hunter
  • Monster Hunter

    Monster Hunter is exactly what it sounds like, another vehicle for teenage-boy-trapped-in-a-man-bod Paul W.S. Anderson to cast his wife Milla “Resident Evil” Jovovich in a kill-them-all action romp. more...
  • Mosul
  • Mosul

    The Russo brothers take on an intense but familiar war movie in Netflix’s Mosul. more...
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  • Mr. Topaze
  • Mr. Topaze

    Based on the play Topaze by French author and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol, Peter Sellers’s first and only credited directorial endeavor (1961) is not so much a lost classic as it is a minor effort that might appeal to his devotees. more...