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Crown Heights

A stirring legal drama that will outrage and inspire in equal measure.

By |August 17th, 2017|Top Picks|0 Comments


Director Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film is wholly in line with her body of work, for good and ill.

By |August 17th, 2017|Drama|0 Comments

Whose Streets?

That rare film that will make you think and might even make you act.

By |August 10th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments

Good Time

What Mean Streets and Taxi Driver did for 1970s Manhattan, Good Time does for Queens of the 2010s.

By |August 10th, 2017|Crime, Top Picks|0 Comments

Wind River

In addition to the hauntingly beautiful landscapes and the welcome focus on overlooked social justice issues, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen give some of the best performances of their careers.

By |August 3rd, 2017|Thriller, Top Picks|0 Comments

Nowhere to Hide

The film is perhaps the best document of the consequences of the American invasion of Iraq.

By |July 2nd, 2017|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments


This savage journey of self-discovery is that rarest thing nowadays: a film for adults.

By |June 4th, 2017|Book adaptation, Top Picks|0 Comments

The Wall

A welcome addition to the growing collection of films depicting the Iraq War.

By |May 14th, 2017|Top Picks, War|0 Comments


In some ways, Risk is one of the more fascinating recent depictions of the cult of personality.

By |May 5th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments