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  • Saint Maud
  • Saint Maud

    It’s been said that good things come to those who wait, and after numerous delays, the highly-anticipated release of Saint Maud is finally here. more...
  • The Salt of Tears
  • The Salt of Tears

    The three screenwriters of this film were all born before 1950, yet it aptly probes the experiences of several modern-day young people as they navigate their precarious romantic affairs. more...
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  • Savage State
  • Savage State

    In the middle of the Civil War, a Missouri-based family of affluent French immigrants decides to return to France; to do so, they hire a mercenary to aid them in crossing the war-torn country to New York, from where they’ll sail. more...
  • Shirley
  • Shirley

    Not so much a biopic as a fanciful evocation of its complex subject, Josephine Decker's Shirley (2020), adapted by former Chicago playwright Sarah Gubbins from Susan Scarf Merrell's 2014 novel, attempts the alchemical in conjuring Shirley Jackson's witchy claustrophobic literary magic, which found horror and humor in the mundane. more...
  • Sicilia!
  • Sicilia!

    The formidable French filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet take Italian writer Elio Vittorini’s 1941 novel Conversations in Sicily and turn it into a Brechtian musical of sorts, one largely without any actual music. more...
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  • The Sinners
  • The Sinners

    Drenched in a dreamlike quality, The Sinners lures viewers into a dark and deadly world where writer-director Courtney Paige’s influences from Scream to Jawbreaker bleed through brilliantly. more...
  • Smooth Talk
  • Smooth Talk

    Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s 1966 short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” this 1985 debut narrative feature by Joyce Chopra (Joyce at 34, The Lemon Sisters), scripted by her husband Tom Cole, retains the palpitant trepidation of Oates’s text to an unnerving degree. more...
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  • Soul
  • Soul

    In Disney and Pixar’s newest triumph of animation, Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) is a jazz pianist biding his time as a middle school band teacher, dreaming of being one of the greats. more...