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June 6, 2021

The directors of “RBG” introduce us to a queer, nonbinary, Black activist who deserves far more recognition. Read more

June 5, 2021

Through the lives of a Seattle youth and his ex-gang member mentor, we discover peacemaking circles as a prison alternative. Read more

June 4, 2021

These uplifting films on aging with dignity deserve your attention. Read more

June 3, 2021

My fifth year covering this terrific North Carolina fest begins with a pre- and post-revolution family saga from Iran. Read more

May 30, 2021

This excellent documentary humanizes what has too often been a dehumanizing conversation, its terms dictated by the media outrage machine. Read more

May 22, 2021

Two new films – a dark comedy and a conventional whodunit – reflect our efforts to find meaning in the face of violence. Read more

May 16, 2021

Here’s hoping director Taylor Sheridan returns to better stories after this dud. Read more

May 14, 2021

This film, on the costs of saying yes or no to a totalitarian regime, had to be smuggled out of Iran for international distribution. Read more

May 9, 2021

Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney takes no prisoners, naming the guilty profiteers from our opioid epidemic. Read more

May 2, 2021

A favorite on last year’s COVID-affected festival circuit, this gem is now available on Netflix. Read more


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