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Review: Mati Diop’s “Atlantics” Depicts Love Amid Desperation and Mysticism

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Mati Diop’s stunningly assured debut feature “Atlantics” documents a generation of Senegalese in need of escape.

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Review: Partners in Crime (Taiwan, 2014)

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Oh look, yet another Taiwanese teen movie. That’s what I thought to myself when I first stumbled upon some promotional pictures from Partners in Crime,...

Review: 3 Idiots (India, 2009)

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All izz well. As my heart was incessantly thudding, waiting to open the page where Cornell University would determine my fate forever, I whispered to...

Review: “Hyper HardBoiled Gourmet Report” Is Japan’s Gonzo Answer to “Parts Unknown”

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Streaming on Netflix, this Japanese food show contains a fascinating blend of gonzo journalism and Terrace House-esque calm.

Review: Timbuktu (Mauritania, 2014)

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Timbuktu is a stirringly silent series of snapshots from when the eponymous Malian city was under jihadist occupation. Peaceful yet powerful, it is a powerful...


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