Monica Castillo
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Power movie review & film summary (2024)

The documentary continues to show the evolution of policing, how wartime influenced police tactics, how after slavery ended Black Codes gave white citizens

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Saving Film History One Frame at a Time: A Preview of Restored & Rediscovered Series at the Jacob Burns Film Center | Festivals & Awards

“Bushman” was one revelation out of many. I felt excited over and over again as I found new gems to program for the

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You Can’t Stay Here movie review (2024)

Verow, who wrote the script with his writing partner James Derek Dwyer, incorporates many familiar queer narratives and supernatural elements for a story

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The Crime Is Mine movie review (2023)

“The Crime is Mine” marks a return to comedy for the prolific French director, who spent many of the last few years creating

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All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt movie review (2023)

Written and directed by Jackson, “All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt” is a poetic memoir of Mack’s life. Memories will appear one after

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NYFF 2023: AGGRO DR1FT, The Sweet East, Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus | Festivals & Awards

Korine’s vision of the future of cinema follows an assassin (Jordi Mollà) who seemingly spends most of his day repeating his inner monologue,

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Perpetrator movie review & film summary (2023)

Written and directed by Jennifer Reeder (“Knives and Skin”), “Perpetrator” juggles a lot of ideas, grotesque imagery, and side stories—some of which come

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Mutt movie review & film summary (2023)

Feña’s New York odyssey brings to mind movies like “After Hours” or “Do the Right Thing,” where a character crosses many people in

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Susie Searches movie review & film summary (2023)

Co-written by Kargman and William Day Frank, “Susie Searches” starts strong but loses its way after our heroine solves her biggest case yet:

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The Starling Girl movie review (2023)

That sugarcoat smile is just a thin cover for the near-constant shaming and judgment suffocating Jem Starling (Eliza Scanlen) as a 17-year-old girl

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