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The Shape of Water | Toronto 2017

Guillermo del Toro has made a new hybrid of lump-in-your-throat romance, espionage thrillers, and then some.

The Rape of Recy Taylor | NYFF 2017

This important documentary aims to correct a flagrant case of injustice and provide the context in which it took place.

Te Ata

The biopic of a Native American woman who dismantled boundaries and promoted her culture, starring Q’orianka Kilcher.

Super Dark Times

The screenwriters have a preternatural sense of the teen mind and a way with dialogue, and director Kevin Phillips coaxes excellent performances from his young cast.

Last Flag Flying | NYFF 2017

Richard Linklater’s new film was a surprisingly sentimental choice for the highbrow festival,

Human Flow

Am I my brother’s keeper? How you answer this question might determine how you feel about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s ambitious film on the world’s refugee crisis.

Tom of Finland

The rise of the artist who gave a gay subculture its look.

Chavela

A vivid documentary portrait of the vain, pain-wracked, but magnetic Mexican singing star and lesbian icon Chavela Vargas.

Paradise

An epic World War II saga filmed in deep black and fine-grained white.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

A filmmaker and activist reopen the cold case of trans and gay rights activist Marsha P. Johnson.