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Sunny French Eco-Doc 'Tomorrow' Explores Ways We Might Be Able to Turn This Whole Death-of-the-Planet Thing Around3 days ago | Film and TV
The can-do optimism of Tomorrow (Demain) sets it apart from other documentaries about the environmental crisis. Prompted by a 2012 report in Nature, which predicted that the catastrophic effects of climate change will hit sooner than previously ca...
Although it’s been used repeatedly as a movie title, Alive and Kicking perfectly captures the joyous enthusiasm of Susan Glatzer’s debut documentary, which presents swing dance as a vibrant, living art form. It’s been two decades since Swing Kids ...
The defanged film adaptation of Stephen Karam's 2007 play Speech & Debate takes a Breakfast Club approach to high school characters, defining each by a single trait. There's journalism nerd Solomon (Liam James), theater geek Diwata (Sarah Stee...
In Spanish director Cesc Gay's unsentimental weepie Truman, the passage of time becomes pliable. Tomás (Javier Cámara) arrives in Madrid with a deadline: four days to convince his oldest friend Julián (Ricardo Darín) to resume treatment for the lu...
26 days ago | Film and TV
If prolific reader Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) watched romantic comedies the way she consumes books, she might see that her dispiriting year as a recluse was ending and that she'd wandered into a merry and bright fairy tale of New York. But she's to...
1 month ago | Film and TV
The antagonistic atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair relished it when Life magazine called her “The Most Hated Woman in America” in the 1964 profile that only heightened her notoriety. That designation followed the 1963 Supreme Court ruling on Murray v....