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The Zookeeper's Wife

Has many lovely and moving moments but fails to capture the many layers of this unique story, relying instead on plainly-stated metaphors.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Women Writers Week 2017: Table of Contents

A collection of all of our essays, reviews and more from Women Writers Week 2017.

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Body Magic: The Healing Power of Ritual in "The OA"

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Netflix's "The OA” reimagines what the story of voicelessness means by presenting a world where healing from trauma is not achieved through verbal narrative alone, but through the body itself.

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2017 Gracie Award Winners to Be Honored on June 6th

An article about the winners of the 2017 Gracie Awards.

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Once There Was a Camelot: On the Crafting of a Legacy in “Jackie”

A look at how Pablo Larrain's film captures legacy, privacy, and loyalty.

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Through the Eyes of Love: On the Timelessness of “Ice Castles”

Three critics reflect on their love for "Ice Castles."

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Watching “1984” in Trump’s America

A piece on the prescience and impact of George Orwell's "1984" and the film version, which returns to theaters next week.

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Illuminating Insight: Ann Hornaday on "Talking Pictures"

An interview with critic Ann Hornaday about her book, "Talking Pictures."

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We Have a Lifetime of Stories to Tell: Julie Dash on "Daughters of the Dust"

An interview with writer/director Julie Dash about "Daughters of the Dust," on the occasion of the film's 25th anniversary.

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World-Class Acting: On Joan Crawford and “Sudden Fear”

Sheila O'Malley on the art of Joan Crawford, as displayed in a new restoration of 1952's "Sudden Fear."

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The Power of Fear: Reflections on "Pan's Labyrinth"

Jessica Ritchey on the personal power of Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth."

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Sometimes It Snows in April: Images of Prince

An essay on Prince's masculinity, artistry and blackness.

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Living with Our Common Humanity: A Few Words with Norman Lear

An interview with the one and only Norman Lear.