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Dune: Part Two

Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. more »

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American Fiction

A novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain. more »

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Drive-Away Dolls

Jamie regrets her breakup with her girlfriend, while Marian needs to relax. In search of a fresh start, they embark on an unexpected road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals. more »

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Perfect Days

Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflecti more »

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The Taste of Things

The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet with whom she has been working for over the last 20 years. more »

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Brute Force

It’s all right there in the title. Burt Lancaster stars as a state-prison convict under the thumb of a sadistic guard captain (a fantastic Hume Cronyn). Only a long-shot escape plan might relieve the pressure. Jules Dassin (The Naked City, Rififi) overcomes the static tendencies of the prison picture with flashbacks, a rogue’s g more »

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Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feat more »

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Cruising

Film writer Alex Fields pegs it as a giallo, and once you see it, you can’t unsee it. William Friedkin’s controversial murder mystery set in New York’s gay leatherman underground just before AIDS isn’t a Hollywood prestige product gone awry—like its low-budget Italian contemporaries, it’s a lurid slice of criminal lowlife where more »

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All About Eve

It isn’t quite "Rashomon", but "All About Eve" forever codified a similarly useful and durable concept—the suckup who secretly wants to replace you. Bette Davis’ Broadway diva is on top when she meets Anne Baxter’s sweet-as-pie fan, but soon something else hits the fan, as it were. Writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz made a sid more »

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The Metropolitan Opera: La Forza del Destino

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendetta, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen following a string of recent Met triumphs with her role debut as the noble Leonora, one of the repertory’s most tormented—and thrilling—heroines. more »

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Army of Darkness

Sam Raimi was wise to stop here. Bruce Campbell’s jutting hero’s jawline and straight-man comedy chops propelled the Evil Dead franchise forward into a time-traveling medieval lark where the yuks outnumber the icks, eeks, and whoas during a final battle between good-enough and evil. It lacks most of the first two films’ kinetic more »

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One Life

The story of Sir Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued Jewish children from the Nazis. more »

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A Hen in the Wind

Not your usual Ozu film. A single mother (Kinuyo Tanaka) is forced into sex work briefly to help her sick child while she waits for her husband (Shūji Sano) to return from the war. When he finally makes it home, he can’t accept that she had no other choice. more »

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Audition

How do we regard "Audition" in 2023? One could argue that its depiction of its female lead (Eihi Shiina) is sexist at best. But post #MeToo, smug older men holding fake film auditions to find a pretty young wife for one of them (Ryo Ishibashi) plays even worse than it did 25 years ago. And Takashi Miike’s subsequent films make i more »

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Problemista

Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in NY. As time runs out on his work visa, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country. more »

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Rome Open City

Roberto Rossellini’s 1946 story of a group of workers and a priest in 1943-’44 Rome, declared an “open city” by the Nazis, was begun only two months after the liberation. Its realistic treatment of everyday Italian life heralded the postwar renaissance of the Italian cinema and the development of neorealism; the film astonished more »

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The Metropolitan Opera: Roméo et Juliette

Two singers at the height of their powers—radiant soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor sensation Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation. more »

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Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis

This Japanese anime isn't merely a cartoon version of Fritz Lang's 1927 vision, with a screenplay by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Roujin Z), it's actually adapted from the 1949 work of groundbreaking illustrator Osamu Tezuka. In Tezuka's dystopia, technology is both more »

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Das Boot

Wolfgang Petersen...brings to this film a careful, thoughtful, sympathetic tone, and a great deal of verisimilitude. Most of the action is confined to one U-boat, with a camera that travels up and down its single, claustrophobic corridor. Mr. Petersen pays great attention to the sights, sounds and smells that characterize the U- more »

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Frida Kahlo

Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colors, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life. Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, more »

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Sorcerer

Four men—two to a truck and each outrunning a criminal past—sign on to transport a highly volatile shipment of dynamite across 200 miles of rocky Central American terrain. As too much jostling could set the explosives off, the journey is a perilous one; narrow roads, fallen trees, and flooded riverbanks become life-and-death obs more »

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Wicked Little Letters

When people in Littlehampton--including conservative local Edith--begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town's women investigate. more »

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How Green Was My Valley

Saturday, April 6 11:30am Monday, April 8 7pm John Ford’s 1942 Oscar winner is an immensely moving study of stresses, changes, and heroism in a Welsh coal-mining family as it passes from the blissful 19th century to the grim 20th. As in all the best Fordian cinema, though everything changes and most things die or disappear more »

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Housekeeping for Beginners

Despite never aspiring to be a mother, Dita finds herself compelled to raise her girlfriend's two daughters. As their individual wills clash, a heartwarming story unfolds about an unlikely family's struggle to stay together. more »

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Suffused with lush yet faded primary colours like a 30-year-old Kodak snap and spiced with Henry Selick’s stop-motion animations and a starry (if often idle) cast of supporting players, ‘The Life Aquatic’ is a beautifully appointed but airless dollhouse-by-the-sea, populated by wistful figurines in their matching little red caps more »

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Pandora’s Box

One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst's lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora's Box more »

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Eraserhead

"....Watching ‘Eraserhead’ today, what emerges is the sheer, immersive clarity of David Lynch’s vision, the sense of a world unlike our own and yet inextricably bound to it: a world in which all the light has been sucked out, leaving only horror and isolation, desperation and unattainable dreams. Knowing the struggles Lynch an more »

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Sasquatch Sunset

A year in the life of a unique family. It captures the daily life of the Sasquatch with a level of detail and rigor that is simply unforgettable. more »

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The Beast

The plot is set partly in a near future in which artificial intelligence is in control of everyone's lives and human emotions are perceived as a threat. more »

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Lady Killer (Gueule D’Amour)

The first collaboration between filmmaker Jean Grémillon and legendary actor Jean Gabin, this adaptation of a novel by André Boucler features the young Gabin as a Casanova of the French Foreign Legion– the “lady killer” Lucien Bourrache – who meets his match in the mysterious seductress Madeleine (Mireille Balin).   more »

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The Metropolitan Opera: La Rondine

Puccini’s bittersweet love story makes a rare Met appearance, with soprano Angel Blue starring as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. more »

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World

"...Whether you like or just admire ‘Scott Pilgrim’ will probably rest with how you feel about Scott, as played by Hollywood’s favourite nerd, Michael Cera. Scott is the 22-year-old jobless bass player in a garage band called Sex Bob-omb and is the kind of role that Cera regularly plays. But he’s also likeable, adorable at times more »

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The Leopard

"Cut, dubbed, and printed in an inferior color process, the U.S. release of Luchino Visconti’s epic didn’t leave much of an impression in 1963; 20 years later, a restoration of the much longer Italian version revealed this as not only Visconti’s greatest film but a work that transcends its creator, achieving a sensitivity and in more »

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The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly

The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera. more »

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My National Gallery, London

The National Gallery of London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. But whose stories are told? Which art has the most impact and on whom? The power of great art lies in its ability to communicate with anyone, no matter their art h more »

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The Peasants

Jagna is a young woman determined to forge her own path in a late 19th century Polish village - a hotbed of gossip and on-going feuds, held together, rich and poor, by adherence to colorful traditions and deep-rooted patriarchy. more »

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