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Bronx Gothic

A documentary/performance piece centered on outage over the historical oppression of black girls.

500 Years

The journey from genocide to the Uprising in Guatemala.

War for the Planet of the Apes

This installment bridges the reboot to the original, leaving some room for growth, and is a melting pot of many genres, including The Bridge on the River Kwai and Spartacus.

Lady Macbeth

Meet one truly nasty woman. Keenly observed grace notes nudge the film (and the audience) to the edge.

To the Bone

Director Marti Noxon drew on her own experiences with eating disorders. Harshly realistic, To the Bone is compelling, while equally hopeful and often funny.

The Little Hours

Jeff Baena takes a relatively simple plot and, through the kinetic performances of his troupe, crafts one of the funniest comedies of its kind in a long time.

Swim Team

It is impossible not to root for the Jersey Hammerheads, a Special Olympics–bound swim team for autistic teens and young adults.

City of Ghosts

Eyewitnesses with cameras risk all in the forbidden zone of ISIS’s capital.

Nowhere to Hide

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