Being Mary Tyler Moore

This probing and impactful documentary of America’s long-time television sweetheart is a study of stardom, feminism, and insecurity. Director James Adolphus tracks Moore’s career from the earliest days and offers plenty of insight from colleagues, friends, and Moore herself to help us discover what made her tick, as she grew […]

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Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Adapted and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (2016’s outstanding ‘The Edge of Seventeen’), this long-awaited adaptation of Judy Blume’s groundbreaking 1970 novel is an absolute joy from start to finish. Craig’s gift for telling a great story superbly well, without neglecting the little things that provide some much-appreciated realism (look […]

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Air

Ben Affleck directs this dialogue-driven nostalgia trip back to the early days of Nike, when the company bet everything on the extremely unlikely chance that they could sign Michael Jordan. Sure, we all know how (and how well) the story ends, but Affleck continues to strut his stuff in the […]

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Tetris

If even half of what is presented in this dramatized version of events that led to the birth of the classic block-based video game in America is true, this may still be one of the craziest stories ever told. Taron Egerton stars as Henk Rogers, the US software developer who […]

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The Magician’s Elephant

Reminiscent of Guillermo del Toro’s recent, excellent version of ‘Pinocchio’, mixed with a little ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, this directorial debut from visual effects supervisor Wendy Rogers is a sweet and wholesome film that will tear at your heart and keep you wildly entertained at the same time. It’s […]

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Faraway

Feeling like a German update of the 2003 swooner ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, this Croatian-set romance stars Naomi Krauss as a lonely frustrated woman who discovers she has inherited a summer house on the Adriatic. Leaving her entire world behind, she sets out for some ‘me time’, only to find […]

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We Have a Ghost

Writer-director Christopher Landon (‘Freaky’, ‘Happy Death Day 2U’) ventures into family-friendly territory with this fun and heartwarming story about a ghost (David Harbour) trapped in the netherworld until a family moves into his home and tries to help him on his way. It has all the feels, all the laughs, […]

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Kompromat

Loosely based on a true story, this French/Russian-language political thriller directed by Jérôme Salle centers on a French cultural representative (Gilles Lellouche) arrested in Siberia on false charges, forcing him to plot an elaborate white-knuckle escape from the Russian secret police. The film is a gritty, fast-paced ride that will […]

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Narvik

This Norwegian historical drama about the 1940 siege of a small but vital town by Hitler’s forces throws the spotlight on a little-known (outside of Scandinavia anyway) chapter of World War II history. Beautifully shot and edited and with powerful performances from all involved, ‘Narvik’ is a war film that […]

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Women Talking

Adapted and directed by Sarah Polley, this timely and hard-hitting drama is a dialogue-driven passion play about a colony of women fighting back against the men who have been drugging them and attacking them for years. Rooney Mara and Claire Foy lead the cast and anchor the film with a […]

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