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If Beale Street Could Talk

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Barry Jenkins’s luminous adaptation of the James Baldwin novel shows love and dignity in the face of systemic racism Read more

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Semi-autobiographical film set in 70s Mexico City suggests monumental emotions through seemingly mundane details Read more

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Italian-language series based on Elena Ferrante's popular Neapolitan novels is faithful, magical and unsentimental Read more

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Lee Chang-dong’s adaptation of a Haruki Murakami story is a soulful and hypnotic mystery about an obsessed young man Read more

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Sandi Tan's documentary mystery turns the hunt for a lost classic of Singaporean cinema into a joyous portrait of teenage friendship Read more

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Bing Liu's coming-of-age documentary about skateboarders in the U.S. Midwest thoughtfully explores trauma, anger and resentment Read more

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Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s brilliant animated series breaks the show’s format in multiple episodes and doubles down on relevance Read more

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Alfonso Cuarón's semi-autobiographical family drama is engrossing and sublime Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Claire Denis-directed sci-fi film starring Robert Pattinson is often uncomfortable and frequently mind-blowing Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Barry Jenkins's empathetic adaptation of the James Baldwin novel doesn't have the immediate power of his Oscar-winning Moonlight, but it's got a magnificent weight to it Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Filmed over 10 years, this heartbreaking documentary looks at marriages of convenience between Thai women and Danish men. Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Benjamin Naishtat’s noir thriller set during Argentina's Dirty War is wickedly confident and nerve-rackingly patient Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Nineteen-year-old Helena Howard gets a breakthrough role in Josephine Decker’s daring coming-of-age film Read more

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Director Boots Riley's social satire starring Lakeith Stanfield walks a razor wire between cringe comedy and political activism Read more

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Documentary on the Oslo Accord shows how close we came to peace in Israel-Palestine... and then along came Netanyahu Read more

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Ostensibly a small-town murder mystery, the Jean-Marc Vallée-directed drama starring Amy Adams explores the ways people absorb pain Read more

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Australian comedian's Netflix special is a game changer Read more

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Documentary tracking a war crimes trial packs a ton of info and issues into a powerful pic Read more

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Paul Schrader’s drama about a suffering priest (Ethan Hawke) tending to a diminishing flock is of the moment yet transcendent Read more

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Claire Denis film starring Juliette Binoche as a painter looking for romantic fulfillment is playful, smart and perfect on its own terms Read more

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