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Two Thumbs Up (2023-2024)
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The latest critically acclaimed, eclectic, arthouse, and award winning movies, shows and documentaries reviewed and rated 3+ on rogerebert dot com. updated jun 1 2024

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TV Show: Ren Faire ( 2024 )
For half a century, 86-year-old George Coulam, known to his employees as King George, has reigned with an iron fist over the Texas Renaissance Festival, the largest such "faire" in the world. He has power, as the elected mayor of the town he incorporated. He has glory, as the undisputed employer and self-proclaimed ruler of thousands. He has vast wealth, as the majority shareholder of the festival. Now, he is ready to give it all up and spend the last years of his life in the quest for a romantic companion. But before he retires, George will finally choose which of his longtime employees will take his crown.
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Movie: Scrapper ( 2023 )
Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality.
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Movie: Scrambled ( 2023 )
A thirty-something eternal bridesmaid goes on an empowering, and often hilarious, journey of self-discovery.
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Movie: The Fall Guy ( 2024 )
A down-and-out stuntman must find the missing star of his ex-girlfriend's blockbuster film.
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Movie: Skinamarink ( 2023 )
Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
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Movie: Little Richard: I Am Everything ( 2023 )
The one-of-a-kind rock'n'roll icon who shaped the world of music.
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Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower ( 2012 )
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
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Movie: LaRoy, Texas ( 2024 )
When Ray discovers that his wife is cheating on him, he decides he's going to kill himself. His plans suddenly change when a stranger mistakes him for a low-rent hitman.
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TV Show: I'm a Virgo ( 2023 )
I'm a Virgo is a darkly-comedic fantastical coming-of-age joyride about Cootie, a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, CA. Having grown up hidden away, passing time on a diet of comic books and TV shows, he escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He forms friendships, finds love, navigates awkward situations, and encounters his idol, the real life superhero named The Hero. I'm a Virgo is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey.
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Movie: Godzilla Minus One ( 2023 )
Post-war Japan is at its lowest point when a new crisis emerges in the form of a giant monster, baptized in the horrific power of the atomic bomb.
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Movie: Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé ( 2023 )
Beyoncé in performance at her record-breaking RENAISSANCE World Tour and the creative mastermind behind it.
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Movie: You Can Call Me Bill ( 2023 )
An intimate portrait of William Shatner's personal journey over nine decades on this Earth, You Can Call Me Bill strips away all the masks he has worn to embody countless characters, and reveals the man behind it all.
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Movie: Monkey Man ( 2024 )
An anonymous young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systematically victimize the poor and powerless.
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Movie: Piaffe ( 2023 )
When her sibling Zara suffers a nervous breakdown, the introvert Eva is forced to take on Zara's job as a Foley artist. Then, a horsetail starts growing out of her body.
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TV Show: BEEF ( 2023 )
They're frustrated, furious — and finally feeling something. Two strangers act on their darkest impulses in the aftermath of a road-rage incident.
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Movie: Seriously Red ( 2023 )
A realtor pursues a new career as a Dolly Parton impersonator.
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Movie: John Wick: Chapter 4 ( 2023 )
John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.
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Movie: Alcarràs ( 2023 )
The life of a family of peach farmers in a small village in Catalonia changes when the owner of their large estate dies and his lifetime heir decides to sell the land, suddenly threatening their livelihood.
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Movie: Saint Omer ( 2022 )
Follows Rama, a novelist who attends the trial of Laurence Coly at the Saint-Omer Criminal Court to use her story to write a modern-day adaptation of the ancient myth of Medea, but things don't go as expected.
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Movie: Shin Ultraman ( 2022 )
As the threat of giant unidentified lifeforms known as "S-Class Species" worsens in Japan, a silver giant appears from beyond Earth's atmosphere.
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Movie: Infinity Pool ( 2023 )
James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a fatal accident exposes the resort's perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence and surreal horrors.
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Movie: Dog Gone ( 2023 )
Based on the true story of a father and son who repair their fractured relationship during a forced hike of the Appalachian trail to find their beloved lost dog.
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Movie: After Love ( 2021 )
Set in the port town of Dover in the South-East of England, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret family just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.
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Movie: Alice, Darling ( 2023 )
A young woman trapped in an abusive relationship becomes the unwitting participant in an intervention staged by her two closest friends.
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Movie: Missing ( 2023 )
After her mother goes missing, a young woman tries to find her from home, using tools available to her online.
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TV Show: The 1619 Project ( 2023 )
The 1619 Project seeks to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the national narrative.
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Movie: Let It Be Morning ( 2022 )
A gently satirical tale of a man and his family trapped by military blockade inside a tiny Arab village in Israel.
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Movie: The Man in the Basement ( 2023 )
After a Jewish couple sells their basement to a former history teacher, they discover his secret life as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. As the couple struggles to rescind the sale, the buyer befriends their naive teenage daughter.
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Movie: Shotgun Wedding ( 2023 )
Darcy and Tom gather their families for the ultimate destination wedding but when the entire wedding party is taken hostage the bride and groom must save their loved ones--if they don't kill each other first.
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Movie: One Fine Morning ( 2022 )
With a father suffering from neurodegenerative disease, a young woman lives with her eight-year-old daughter. While struggling to secure a decent nursing home, she runs into an unavailable friend with whom she embarks on an affair.
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Movie: Full Time ( 2023 )
Just when Julie finally gets an interview for a job that will let her raise her children better, she runs into a national transit strike.
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Movie: The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic ( 2021 )
Jaakko and Sirpa have never met face to face but used to talk on the phone every day. When he heard about her declining health, he decides to go meet her in another city ,and when he saw he was blind and paralyzed from the chest down.
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Movie: 80 for Brady ( 2023 )
A group of friends made it their life-long mission to go to the Super Bowl and meet NFL superstar Tom Brady.
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TV Show: Bill Russell: Legend ( 2023 )
Winningest NBA champion and civil rights icon Bill Russell builds a larger-than-life legacy on and off the court in this biographical documentary.
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Movie: The Outwaters ( 2022 )
Four travelers encounter menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert.
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Movie: The Blue Caftan ( 2023 )
A middle-aged tailor and his wife find their relationship challenged by the arrival of a handsome new apprentice.
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Movie: Huesera: The Bone Woman ( 2023 )
Valeria has long dreamed about becoming a mother. After learning that she's pregnant, she expects to feel happy, yet something's off.
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Movie: Somebody I Used to Know ( 2023 )
On a trip to her hometown, workaholic Ally reminisces with her ex Sean and starts to question everything about the person she's become. Things only get more confusing when she meets Cassidy, who reminds her of the person she used to be.
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Movie: Magic Mike's Last Dance ( 2023 )
Mike takes to the stage again, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lures him with an offer he can't refuse.
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Movie: A Radiant Girl ( 2023 )
Paris, summer 1942. Irene is Jewish and French. She is 19 and living a life of passions - Her friendships, her new love, her desire to be an actress - Nothing suggests that Irene's time is running out.
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Movie: Emily ( 2022 )
"Emily" imagines the transformative, exhilarating, and uplifting journey to womanhood of a rebel and a misfit, one of the world's most famous, enigmatic, and provocative writers, who died, too soon, at age 30.
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Movie: Return to Seoul ( 2022 )
A twenty-five-year-old French woman returns to Korea, the country she was born in before being adopted by a French couple, for the very first time. She decides to track down her biological parents, but her journey takes a surprising turn.
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Movie: A House Made of Splinters ( 2023 )
Children and staff in a special kind of home: an institution for children who have been removed from their homes while awaiting court custody decisions. Staff do their best to make the time children have there safe and supportive.
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Movie: The Quiet Girl ( 2022 )
Rural Ireland 1981. A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.
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Movie: Juniper ( 2021 )
Seventeen year old Sam has been on a self-destructive spiral that could lead to his death. He returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth has moved in. Ruth is an ex- war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle. Sam soon finds himself deeply confronted by her alcoholic wit and nerve. Their first meeting is awkward. Their second meeting is kind of violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays. Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.
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Movie: Luther: The Fallen Sun ( 2023 )
Brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorising London.
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Movie: Linoleum ( 2023 )
When the host of a failing children's science show endeavors to achieve his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut by constructing a rocket ship in his garage, a series of bizarre events occur that cause him to question his own reality.
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Movie: Cocaine Bear ( 2023 )
An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converge on a Georgia forest where a huge black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine.
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Movie: Bruiser ( 2023 )
A 14-year-old boy turns to a charismatic loner for help after being beaten up, in director Miles Warren's searing feature debut about fathers, families, and the effects of fighting.
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Movie: Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam ( 2023 )
James wakes up irritable on a bus, believing he is Sundaram, a man who vanished from a quiet village years prior.
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TV Show: History of the World, Part II ( 2023 )
After waiting over 40 years there is finally a sequel to the seminal Mel Brooks film, History of the World, Part I, with each episode featuring a variety of sketches that take us through different periods of human history.
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Movie: The Year Between ( 2023 )
Clemence returns home after dropping out of college with a newly diagnosed mental illness.
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Movie: The Innocent ( 2022 )
When Abel learns that his mother is about to marry a man in prison, he freaks out. With the help of his best friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect her. But meeting his new stepfather may well offer him a new perspective.
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Movie: Still the Water ( 2020 )
The men in a broken family reunite many years after a domestic tragedy drives them apart.
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Movie: La civil ( 2022 )
Story of Cielo, a mother whose teenage daughter is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. When the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands and transforms from housewife into a vengeful militant.
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Movie: Top Gun: Maverick ( 2022 )
After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN's elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.
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Movie: The Lost City ( 2022 )
A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.
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Movie: The Batman ( 2022 )
When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.
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Movie: Everything Everywhere All at Once ( 2022 )
A middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.
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Movie: Creed III ( 2023 )
Adonis has been thriving in both his career and family life, but when a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy resurfaces, the face-off is more than just a fight.
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Movie: The Forger ( 2022 )
21-year-old Cioma Schönhaus won't let anyone take away his zest for life, especially not the Nazis. He wants to discover life, but has the misfortune of living as a Jewish person in Berlin in the 1940s. Since the best hiding spots are in plain sight, Cioma decides to go out into the light to escape deportation. Using the identity of a marine officer he created for him...Read all
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Movie: I Got a Monster ( 2023 )
The explosive story of America's most corrupt police unit, the Gun Trace Task Force, which terrorized the city of Baltimore.
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Movie: Therapy Dogs ( 2022 )
A chronicle of the last year of high school as two friends set out to make the ultimate senior video.
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Movie: The Magic Flute ( 2022 )
Follows 17-year-old Tim Walker as he travels from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the legendary Mozart boarding school. There, he discovers a centuries-old forgotten passageway into the fantastic world of Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
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Movie: Unicorn Wars ( 2023 )
War-hungry teddy bears journey from bootcamp to the psychedelic terrors of the Magic Forest in this darkly beautiful horror animation.
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Movie: Stonewalling ( 2022 )
When Lynn discovers that she is pregnant, finishing her studies as a flight attendant are in doubt, not wanting to have an abortion and hide her pregnancy from her absent boyfriend, Lynn hopes to give the child away at birth.
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Movie: Money Shot: The Pornhub Story ( 2023 )
Follow the rise of the most famous adult entertainment platform and the recent backlash it has received.
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Movie: The Magician's Elephant ( 2023 )
An orphaned boy is told by a fortune teller that an elephant will help him find his lost sister.
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Movie: Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game ( 2023 )
The story of Roger Sharpe, the young midwesterner who overturned New York City's 35 year-old ban on pinball machines.
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Movie: The Spirit of '45 ( 2013 )
A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.
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Movie: Full River Red ( 2023 )
A pawn tries to get rid of a traitorous minister, Qin Hui, when he leads an army to the border for talks with a Jurchen mission.
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Movie: Rimini ( 2022 )
The death of his mother brings Richie Bravo back from his adopted home in Italy to his teenage bedroom in Lower Austria, where Charlton Heston is still flexing his biceps and Winnetou is still alive.
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Movie: Moving On ( 2023 )
Two old friends reconnect at a funeral and decide to get revenge on the widower who messed with them decades before.
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TV Show: Swarm ( 2023 )
Swarm, set between 2016-2018, follows Dre, an obsessed fan of the world's biggest pop star who sets off on an unexpected cross-country killing spree.
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Movie: Chantilly Bridge ( 2023 )
Twenty-five years later, the same brilliant actresses from "Chantilly Lace", Linda Yellen's groundbreaking Sundance hit, return to bring their characters to life in "Chantilly Bridge." In a rare cinematic experience that travels back and forth between films, the characters' memories implode on the present. With unpredictable humor and searing honesty they confront old...Read all
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Movie: Nam June Paik: Moon Is the Oldest TV ( 2023 )
The life and times of Nam June Paik, the father of video art, who coined the phrase "Electronic Superhighway."
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Movie: A Good Person ( 2023 )
Follows Allison, whose life falls apart following her involvement in a fatal accident.
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Movie: Tori and Lokita ( 2022 )
In Belgium today, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have travelled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the cruel conditions of their exile.
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Movie: Rye Lane ( 2023 )
Two youngsters reeling from bad breakups who connect over an eventful day in South-London.
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Movie: The Severing ( 2022 )
A cathartic movement film expressing feelings and emotions through a 'story of movement and text', rather than a plot. Capturing emotion and physicality on an experiential and non-linear narrative level.
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Movie: Róise & Frank ( 2022 )
A widow who has given up on life becomes convinced that a stray dog is the reincarnation of her Hurling-loving husband.
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Movie: Smoking Causes Coughing ( 2023 )
A group of vigilantes called the Tobacco Force is falling apart. To rebuild team spirit, their leader suggests that they meet for a week-long retreat, where they bond over scary stories before returning to save the world.
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Movie: Malum ( 2023 )
A rookie police officer willingly takes the last shift at a newly decommissioned police station in an attempt to uncover the mysterious connection between her father's death and a vicious cult.
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Movie: Enys Men ( 2023 )
Set in 1973 on an uninhabited island off the Cornish coast, a wildlife volunteer's daily observations of a rare flower turn into a metaphysical journey that forces her as well as the viewer to question what is real and what is nightmare.
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Movie: A Thousand and One ( 2023 )
After unapologetic and fiercely loyal Inez kidnaps her son Terry from the foster care system, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City.
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TV Show: Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields ( 2023 )
Actor, model, and global superstar Brooke Shields' journey from a sexualized young girl to a woman who embraces her identity and voice. The two-part Hulu documentary looks at Shields' career, from the unsettling '80s stardom of 'Pretty Baby' and 'Blue Lagoon' to her journey toward finding her voice and her agency.
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Movie: Joyland ( 2022 )
The youngest son in a traditional Pakistani family takes a job as a backup dancer in a Bollywood-style burlesque and quickly becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman who runs the show.
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Movie: Showing Up ( 2023 )
A sculptor preparing to open a new show tries to work amidst the daily dramas of family and friends.
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Movie: How to Blow Up a Pipeline ( 2023 )
A crew of environmental activists plot a daring plan to disrupt an oil pipeline.
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Movie: Sam Now ( 2022 )
Sam and his half-brother Reed use archival footage to investigate the mystery of their mother's disappearance 25 years ago.
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Movie: Suzume ( 2023 )
A modern action adventure road story where a 17-year-old girl named Suzume helps a mysterious young man close doors from the other side that are releasing disasters all over in Japan.
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Movie: Hilma ( 2022 )
Exploring Hilma af Klint's enigmatic life, now recognized as one of the Western world's first abstract artists.
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Movie: Sakra ( 2023 )
When a respected martial artist is accused of killing, he goes around in search of answers about his own mysterious origin story and the unknown enemies working to destroy him.
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Movie: Wild Life ( 2023 )
A sweeping portrait of conservationists Kris and Doug Tompkins chronicling their fight to preserve one of the last truly wild places on earth.
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Movie: The Fabric of the Human Body ( 2023 )
Focuses on five hospitals in northern Paris neighborhoods. It reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the gaze and attention of others.
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Movie: Everything Went Fine ( 2021 )
When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father's bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honor such a request when it's your own father?
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Movie: Personality Crisis: One Night Only ( 2023 )
Follow artist David Johansen's luminous set at Café Carlyle from January 2020. A concert that is wonderfully intimate and a testament to both a lost New York and an artist who remains as fresh and exciting as ever.
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Movie: Beau Is Afraid ( 2023 )
Following the sudden death of his mother, a mild-mannered but anxiety-ridden man confronts his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic, Kafkaesque odyssey back home.
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Movie: Plan 75 ( 2022 )
Government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be euthanized to remedy an aged society. An elderly woman whose means of survival are vanishing, a pragmatic Plan 75 salesman, and a Filipino laborer face choices of life and death.
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Movie: River ( 2023 )
A stunning exploration of the timeless relationship between human civilization and Earth's rivers, in all their majesty and fragility.