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Nanfu Wang began “One Child Nation” as a way to rediscover her past. Ultimately, she documents the harrowing effects of the former Chinese policy.
A documentary about gender issues in show business reminds a former congressional reporter about the way women achieved recent victories in politics.
Traditional mothering roles are giving way to ones featuring heroism and, as in “Bernadette,” independence. What does the shift signal about society?
The beekeeper lifestyle chronicled in “Honeyland” is uncommon, yet it speaks to universal truths about survival and human connection.
How does a family living across two cultures reconcile differences? “The Farewell,” based on a true story, shows one way to navigate such a split.
The paradox of the Tarantino oeuvre, notes film critic Peter Rainer, is that it is highly derivative and yet the films seem distinctly his.
The musician’s creative and spiritual rebirth is the subject of the new film “David Crosby: Remember My Name.”
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk, our critic surveys lunar movies, from a semi-animated 1902 classic to the recent “First Man.”
The film is ripe with possibilities, but in the end, ‘Yesterday’ misses what made the Beatles such a phenomenon.
Besides “Toy Story 4,” the lesser known “American Woman,” “Pavarotti,” and “The Spy Behind Home Plate” are our critic’s June offerings worth seeing.
The glowing subtext of the inventive ‘Toy Story 4’ has resonance for everybody: What happens to us when we no longer feel useful?
Sienna Miller brings a career-high performance to the lead role of ‘American Woman,’ which also features Sky Ferreira as a vanished teenager.
Morris “Moe” Burg lived an almost unbelievable life as a polyglot spy and pro baseball player. ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’ tells his story perfectly.
It's not a bad movie, but it's not a good one either: ‘Late Night’ is stale, though Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson give it their all.
Ron Howard’s latest documentary is an engaging portrait of the singer-showman Pavarotti, with enough singing clips to satisfy even the biggest fan.
Kenneth Branagh returns to Shakespeare in ‘All Is True’ and India’s class structure is explored in the romance ‘Photograph’ in our best of May movies.
Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ is overdone, full of self-glorification, and a bit predictable.
In Andrew Slater’s ‘Echo in the Canyon,’ musicians like David Crosby and Stephen Stills discuss the California haven where their talent was incubated.
Even the magic carpet looks bummed out in the Disney remake of ‘Aladdin,’ directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie.
Director Andrey Paounov's free-form documentary captures the élan of environmental artist Christo as he creates ‘The Floating Piers.’
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