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The Rise of Ronald Reagan

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‘Dunkirk’ Avoids Politics and Melodrama to Deliver a Powerful Human Survival Story


Christopher Nolan’s film is not only different from any other ever made on the subject. It’s different from any other connected to war.

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Fresh, Nutty and Triumphant, ‘Endless Poetry’ Evokes Boundary-Pushing Films of the Past


Director Alejandro Jodorowsky creates an unpretentious surrealism, the kind that came naturally to Federico Fellini and Seijun Suzuki.

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‘Tour de Pharmacy’ Takes an Irreverent Look at the Doping and Corruption in Pro Cycling


With a spirit of desecration, the mockumentary from producer/star Andy Samberg examines serious issues in the sport.

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In Sickness and in Health


Although “The Big Sick” presents itself as a familiar story with an intercultural twist, it breaks from the typical boy-meets-girl form in more ways than one, with moving results.

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John Paul DeJoria: Separating the 1 Percent From the 99 Percent Is a ‘Bunch of Bullshit’


A new documentary called “Good Fortune” provides the once-homeless hair care billionaire’s primer on how the superrich can contribute to society and still be superrich.

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Syria’s ‘Hell on Earth,’ Up Close and Personal


Footage of real-life bloodshed justifies the infernal title of Sebastian Junger’s documentary film, co-directed by Nick Quested.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Lives Up to Its Heroine’s Name


Strong acting, a solid script and canny directing—as well as some unconventional gender politics for a Hollywood production—make this “Wonder” a winner.

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‘The Commune’: Not Quite Here Nor There


Good performances can’t rescue the half-baked screenplay in Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg’s re-creation of the freewheeling ’70s.

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‘Citizen Jane’: A Hugely Entertaining Film Oversimplifies the 1950s Battle Over Growth in New York


Matt Tyrnauer’s chronicle also fails to connect the dots between the issues that beset America’s largest city in 1957 and those facing urban centers today. (Pictured, Jane Jacobs.)

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‘Seed’ Documentary Explores the David-and-Goliath Battle With Food Corporations


Farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers are fighting to protect the world’s natural food supply from extinction.

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