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Red Rocket | Sean Baker

It’s been far too long since we’ve been graced with a legitimate performance from Simon Rex a.k.a Dirt Nasty, the most esteemed white boy rapper turned comedy superstar. Thriving in the 2000s as both pop musician and the star of the post-Wayans Scary Movies,…

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Flee | Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen is not a known quantity in the U.S., though latest film Flee will likely turn that around for him. Having been working in the very trendy hybrid nonfiction mode for some years now without seeing U.S. distribution, Rasmussen suddenly…

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Where is Anne Frank | Ari Folman

We’re now quite a few years removed from Ari Folman’s critically hyped festival and awards season run for his animated documentary Waltz With Bashir — 13 years removed, in fact, during which time the director has gotten to make very little. Follow-up feature The…

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Sundown | Michel Franco

Sort of the self-styled bad boy of international festival cinema (catch him on the red carpet in a leather motorcycle jacket), Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco has enjoyed the favor of programmers world over, his work almost always ensured a home at either Cannes or…

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