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I Called Him Morgan

A jazz musician, a milieu, and a tragic death come back to life.

Barbecue

Twelve countries’ worth of grilled meat is a lot to digest.

League of Exotique Dancers

“You can’t go home again” isn’t true for a group of former burlesque dancers from the 1960s and ’70s returning to the stage.

After the Storm

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda has empathy for his characters, including the blackest of his black sheep.

Frantz

One lie, another lie, and more lies, and then World War I may be finally over.

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

A kids’ version of Breaking Bad, if you will.

Uncertain

A strange but insightful film, at turns matter-of-factly tragic and bizarrely optimistic about human perseverance.

Cries from Syria

This documentary is essential viewing for anyone interested in understanding the world as it is today, in all of its boundless horror.

Personal Shopper

A clammy, lugubrious ghost story that churns up ideas, plots, and motivations aplenty, and then refuses to even deliver a good scare.

My Scientology Movie

A secretive religion meets an incisive documentarian.