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From NYFF: ‘French Exit’ is a Rare Disjunctive Delight

It’s eccentric with a capital “E” and a complete tonal mishmash that shouldn’t work on a conceptual level, but director Azazel Jacobs’ absurdist satire “French Exit” salvages a vibrant, beating heart from the unlikeliest of places.

'Miller’s Crossing': A Crime Flick Worth The Revisit

The cast of mobsters in the Coen brothers’ 1990 film “Miller’s Crossing” are most certainly human. Unless, of course, being human is a question of “friendship,” “character,” or “ethics,” as one murderous mob boss so daintily puts it.

Movie Trailer Breakdown: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

If you haven’t read August Wilson’s original play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and were hoping to get a taste of the upcoming movie adaptation while avoiding spoilers, the trailer is a bad place to begin.

Movie Trailer Breakdown: 'Happiest Season'

While holiday-themed romantic comedies are a dime a dozen, “Happiest Season” is the first Christmas rom-com from a major studio to center around a queer couple.

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Her Mom Wants to Know What He Does for a Living

She brings him home, but not without warning the house first: the good plates, the scratched table, the dining room’s pear green walls.

Chicanx Punk and the East ‘El Lay’ Movement

Spearheaded by nun and artist Sister Karen Boccalero, Self Help Graphics served as home base for East L.A.’s activists, poets, and punks.

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