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Russian Doll is television made to be savored.
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Arctic avoids existential symbolism for the sake of expressing authentic emotions, most of them thanks to Mads Mikkelsen’s performance, a quiet tour de force.
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What is admirable about Conversations with a Killer is that it is as compelling an exploration of the monster's victims as it is of Ted Bundy.
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These films will no doubt raise your spirits in the dead of winter.
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Cold War is a timeless story of romantic love, and its persistence in the face of upheaval.
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This hardscrabble crime thriller is also a powerfully subtle character study.
Here is what a smart, savvy viewer who likes high-quality entertainment is looking forward to on TV this year.
Where do you go once you’ve watched the classic Xmas films? Some suggestions.
Films like Ben is Back will not foster an understanding of how drug addiction ravages the lives of the poor, the incarcerated, the uneducated, and the less fortunate.
This blistering new documentary manages to offer a fairly balanced portrait of a man who, at the end of his life, was widely demonized.
This is one of the year’s most heartwarming films; not sentimental, but projecting a profound sense of resilient joy at its heart.
The Other Side of the Wind may inspire brooding melancholy in some, but it’s also pretty damned fine.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs demonstrates the Coens’ consummate skill for reinventing classic genre tropes, dovetailing deep affection with inspired re-interpretation.
William Goldman was known as a consummate Hollywood insider, who nevertheless maintained a reputation as a literary-minded purveyor of exceptional cinema.
Maniac is mind-bending entertainment that's also an invitation to muse on infinite possibilities.
A handpicked list of cinematic horror gems for you to watch over the next 26 days.
Indie filmmaker Josephine Decker has come up with a brilliant showcase for Helena Howard, whose performance is electrifying.
The film is full of salacious details from Hollywood’s heyday, but it is also a tender look at an elderly man whose current existence would be seen by many as difficult.
Dark is not a German version of Stranger Things; its historical vision is distinctive.
Nico, 1988 lays bare the ravaged body and brooding soul of a woman who may yet be remembered as among the most iconic musicians of the twentieth century.
The most compelling reason to tune in to this series is the jaw-droppingly great cast, led by Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.
A prescient work that introduces themes and imagery (particularly youth, nostalgia and urban angst) that have become central to Olivier Assayas’ oeuvre.
Viewers who have endured abusive domestic family situations may find their throats swelling, their hearts thudding, and their hands shaking.
Fleabag is a clever, frenetic and coolly smart series, balancing humor with an increasingly dark intensity.
Director Debra Granik’s focus on young women whose lives have been steeped in nature and hardship, forced to lead their families forward despite scant resources, posits a refreshing femini…
Hereditary has top notch acting, a gorgeous look, and some genuinely terrifying moments that linger.
Some may think that the western-genre-turned-arthouse-gimmick has been played out, but Damsel's fresh energy and pioneering spirit offers redemption.
Nancy is mystifying, but in this case the inexplicable has its fascinations.
Summer 1993 is provocative, both for the raw depth of the emotions it evokes and the directness of its storytelling.
In contrast to the contrived food shows of today, Anthony Bourdain brought class and vigor as well as creativity to his fascinating stories of food and travel.
Writer-director Michael Pearce’s debut feature is self-assured and finely-wrought. Beast written and directed by Michael Pearce. Screening at Kendall Square Cinema, Coolidge Corner The…