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“Aferim!”: The wild, wild East in film

It has a number of genre conventions of the Western, though one could argue that the Romanian-set film should be called an "Eastern."

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"The Big Short” in review: The fire next time

The film version of Michael Lewis' non-fiction book "The Big Short" is a high percentage earner in the Great Recession sweepstakes. 

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"The Revenant": Voice in the wilderness

"The Revenant" is a powerful, soaring reverie of love, duty, and survival . . . an environmentalist's epic.

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Quintessential Quentin: "The Hateful Eight" reviewed

It's worth seeing because of its scorching onscreen examination of racism -- then and now -- but it completely squanders the big screen process.

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"The Green Inferno" is new low in racist film making

Filmmaker Eli Roth, who specializes in the horror genre, has no problem time traveling in the wrong direction.

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Dalton Trumbo, the “Spartacus” screenwriter who broke the blacklist

Dalton Trumbo, the jailed screenwriter who broke the Hollywood Blacklist, is making a comeback in a superb biopic.

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Rampling and Courtenay: The past preserved haunts the present in “45 Years”

Andrew Haigh's film is a profoundly stirring one about a longtime married couple poignantly portrayed by two cinema greats.

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“Mediterranea": Europe’s embattled migrants on film

"Mediterranea" succeeds in putting the stateless, the homeless, and the wretched of the Earth in the limelight they deserve.

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“Embrace of the Serpent”: Odyssey into Amazonian "heart of darkness”

Inter-species interaction between outer space aliens and human beings has long been a staple of the science fiction genre.

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