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Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017

The annual festival offers a rich and wide-ranging cross section of new Italian films.

Heal the Living

Lyrical, well acted, and featuring lifelike surgical scenes that emphasize the marvel of the human body.

T2 Trainspotting

The boys are back in Edinburgh town in Danny Boyle’s oddly titled, long-awaited, and long-belated sequel to his iconic 1996 film.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

The annual New York festival of French film presents some fine movies this year in a program of high quality overall—women directors especially display a great range of talent here.

Punching Henry

A meta comedy about a singing comedian named Henry Phillips, played by comedian Henry Phillips, with Sarah Silverman and J.K. Simmons.

Best of 2016

It was a very good year, so much so that there were numerous ways to come up with a credible best-of list featuring a wide range of movies.

The Edge of Seventeen

It’s the rare achievement for a movie about teenagers: they have layers.

Gimme Danger

A rockumentary on the seminal band the Stooges, “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band ever,” at least according to filmmaker Jim Jarmusch.

A Stray

Shot documentary style, this affecting film focuses on lives not typically seen in American films, centering on a young Somali refugee and his tag-along dog.