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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Despite flashes of inspiration, this sequel to the unexpectedly compelling Maleficent can't seem to get out of its own way.

Jojo Rabbit

It’s clear that success has allowed Waititi to hire all the right people to execute his vision. And yet I left Jojo Rabbit thinking that…

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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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Sundance Provides Platform For Black Filmmakers

Editor's note: Brandon Towns is one of three recipients of the Sundance Institute's Roger Ebert Fellowship for Film Criticism for 2018.

In the age of #Oscarsowhite, black film and television are increasingly on the rise with shows like "Insecure," "Atlanta," and "Grown-ish," or major blockbusters like Marvel's "Black Panther." Like the golden age of the '90s, African-American and other minority creators have taken center stage with unique and interesting content. They’re telling authentic stories taken from their community, thoughts, and experiences. Sundance provides a breeding ground for these talented individuals to cultivate their voices and an audience to listen.

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