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The Other Lamb

Most of the movie keeps up the narrative suspense against a gorgeous but bleak minimalistic backdrop of rainy, windswept mountains.

How to Fix a Drug Scandal

Rarely have I been more frustrated by a documentary production’s formal choices and how they interfere with the engaging content of the story they’re trying…

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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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Video Interview: The Two Popes

"The Two Popes," which debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, has been a hit with audiences on the festival circuit and lands on Netflix this Friday after a small theatrical run. Directed by Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God") and masterfully written by Anthony McCarten ("Darkest Hour," "The Theory of Everything," "Bohemian Rhapsody"), it imagines a series of conversations between Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) and the future Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) behind Vatican walls. Together they must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church. 

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