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Dear White People

You could make a (film geek) party game out of guessing director Justin Simien's influences, but his vision seems to spring directly from what's up…

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Private Violence

A look at the complexity of domestic violence, especially when it comes to the difficulty of prosecuting abusers in a court of law, "Private Violence"…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Godfrey Cheshire

Godfrey Cheshire is a film critic, journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. A native of North Carolina, he co-founded Raleigh’s Spectator Magazine and began writing film criticism professionally in 1978. After moving to New York in 1991, he served for a decade as chief film critic for New York Press; his writings have also appeared in The New York Times, Variety, Film Comment, The Village Voice, Interview, Cineaste and other publications. He has also won three Arts Criticism awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Cheshire’s areas of special interest include Iranian film, the conversion to digital cinema and cinematic representations of the American South. He is a former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle and a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

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The Last of the Unjust

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Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

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12 O’Clock Boys

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Big Bad Wolves

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The Invisible Woman

(2013)

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The Past

(2013)

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Faust

(2013)

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The Book Thief

(2013)

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The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

(2013)

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The Square

(2013)

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American Promise

(2013)

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Parkland

(2013)

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The Colony

(2013)

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Jayne Mansfield's Car

(2013)

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Mother of George

(2013)

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Winnie Mandela

(2013)

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Populaire

(2013)

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Savannah

(2013)

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Augustine

(2012)

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Frances Ha

(2013)