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Jan 16, 2019

Writer-director Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin’s novel IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, which focuses on a young couple in love and expecting a child. KiKi Layne and Stephan James star as the lovers who are torn apart when he is accused of a crime and imprisoned while their families try to prove his innocence.

Alfonso...


Jan 9, 2019

Writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen serve a slab of dark Americana in THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. The Old West anthology film tells six tales with a cast including Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, and Zoe Kazan.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer selects MINDING THE GAP, Bing Liu’s documentary...


Jan 2, 2019

Celeste, played as a teenager by Raffey Cassidy and as an adult by Natalie Portman, emerges from surviving a school survivor to become a jaded pop star in writer-director Brady Corbet’s VOX LUX.

In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or-winning drama SHOPLIFTERS (MANBIKI KAZOKU) a makeshift family creates meaningful bonds...