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by Selina Lee Film Kicking the Canon

Irma Vep | Olivier Assayas

When Olivier Assayas’s Irma Vep came out in 1996, the brash, freewheeling experimentalism of the French New Wave was already long in the rearview. Luc Besson was pumping out reliably stylized action-thrillers like La Femme Nikita and Léon. Saccharine crowd-pleasers like Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie…

January 18, 2021
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by Christopher Bourne Film Horizon Line

MLK/FBI | Sam Pollard

The timely and harrowing MLK/FBI explores a particular American history that isn’t so safely in the past.  The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is now a near-universally revered and beloved historical icon, but as Sam Pollard’s meticulous and quietly infuriating documentary MLK/FBI shows,…

January 11, 2021
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