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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a documentary about Jane Jacobs, whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities changed urban planning.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:00 -0400British filmmaker Terence Davies turns his attention to the gifted New England poet in his new movie. Critic Justin Chang calls the film a "sharp, sensitive portrait" of a woman ahead of her time.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:29 -0400Bruno Dumont's histrionic if not particularly hysterical comedy pits rich against poor in a picturesque seaside town; the film's leisurely paced slapstick is "more intriguing than involving."
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:29 -0400Director Terry George's historical drama about three people swept up in the 1915 massacre of Armenians lacks subtlety and sophistication, but features powerful, visceral imagery.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:29 -0400This unexceptional documentary about an exceptional chef — the chief innovator of California cuisine — dutifully traces his rise and self-imposed exile, but leaves the viewer hungry.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400This "agreeably amoral comic thriller" about a weapons deal gone wrong might be, according to critic Chris Klimek, "the most realistic movie gun battle ever."
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:12:51 -0400Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar centers his new movie on a wannabe dealmaker, played by Richard Gere. Critic John Powers calls Norman a mordantly funny drama with a "dazzlingly revelatory" ending.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a new Richard Gere film for which the title seems to say it all. It's called Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:36:00 -0400An English explorer searches for the remains of a supposed rain forest metropolis in James Gray's new film. Critic David Edelstein says The Lost City Of Z will "pull you in and along."
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:00:26 -0400In director James Gray's rapturously realized historical drama, an explorer's obsession with finding a remote Amazonian civilization causes him to question his place in the world.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:00:26 -0400Filmmaker Terence Davies has found his ideal subject with this Emily Dickinson biopic, and a fiery performance by Cynthia Nixon challenges notions of the poet as a dour recluse.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400This "bloated and listless" installment of the Furious franchise stays true to the series' "chop-shop aesthetic, in the sense that its flashiest parts are all stolen," says critic Chris Klimek.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400Comics creator Dash Shaw's animated, deadpan-absurdist take on the high-school movie genre is boldly experimental and darkly funny.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:00:25 -0400Critic Mark Jenkins calls Joseph Cedar's tale of a cipher (Richard Gere) who finds himself at the center of a web of personal and political machinations "intricate, rollicking and sometimes sad."
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:03:36 -0400Your Name. was the most popular film in the world for the first two months of 2017. Now, the deeply resonant body-switching anime comes to the U.S.