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  • Three countries ran roughshod over the rest of the Continent for the first few decades the European Cup basketball championship existed, and Israel wasn't one of them. So while it won't come as much surprise to learn that On the Map, a...

  • "A cat meowing at your feet, looking up at you, is life smiling at you," says one of the interviewees in Kedi, and who am I to argue? Ceyda Torun's daydream-like documentary explores the street cats of Istanbul, those countless, fearless...

  • There's a reason Zoey Deutch is often "the girl" in comedies. Her face expresses multitudes, and the funny guys need a woman with priceless reactions to sell their punch lines. But in Ry Russo-Young's light sci-fi teen drama Before I Fall,...

  • How could this not work? Table 19 boasts the right premise and a top-shelf cast: Anna Kendrick, Stephen Merchant, June Squibb, Craig Robinson and the great Lisa Kudrow as the randos consigned to a wedding reception's least choice table,...

  • Logan is a punch in the gut in all the right ways. Onscreen, the X-Men series has always found ways to morph and expand, from time-traveling fantasy to social allegory to political thriller. Here we have a superhero story taken to...

  • Director George Mendeluk has stated that he wanted to make Bitter Harvest to bring wider attention to the Holodomor, the forced famine imposed by Joseph Stalin that killed between three and seven million ethnic Ukrainians in the early 1930s....

  • Jordan Peele’s Get Out is the most trenchant studio release in years, a slow-building, often hilarious horror thriller built upon a dead-serious idea: that a black man walking alone through white suburbs is in as much danger as any slasher-flick...

  • In director Amma Asante’s epic political romance A United Kingdom, David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star as Seretse and Ruth Khama, the interracial royal couple who stunned the world when they fought to rule the country that would become the...

  • Maybe this’ll teach us not to judge a movie by its marketing campaign. Thanks to posters and trailers focused solely on its American star, Matt Damon, Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall has been pilloried as an example of a Chinese myth being given the...

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