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20th Century Women

Generations of women (and a son) experience 1979 Southern California.

Fences

A classic family drama for the ages

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.

O.J.: Made in America

A thorough look at O.J. Simpson the man rather than the defendant, and what emerges isn’t an over-the-top chronicle of the so-called trial of the century but the trajectory of a seminal American figure.

Tower

As an example of using art to bring the past to life as a way of honoring and understanding it, Tower is one of the year’s most unique and powerful films.

Kubo and the Two Strings

This has been quite the year for enchanting animated films. One can add Kubo and the Two Strings to that list.

I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck’s documentary passionately reintroduces and reinterprets James Baldwin for a new generation.

Harry Benson: Shoot First

The man behind some of the most iconic photographs ever taken.

On the Map

A film about basketball, a nation’s coming of age, and the intertwining of both.