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  • Chinese and Italian cuisines in America recall the traditions of homelands to which their practitioners can return. Not so with the Jewish traditions of Eastern Europe that inform delicatessens; those communities were destroyed in the Holocaust....

  • In what might be a chance encounter shot by a documentary film crew, Milan Mumin, the real-life former lead singer for Love Hunter, an influential Serbian band, encounters an excited fan in the U.S. who says it's like meeting a good friend from...

  • Writer-director Stephen Belber's inspiriting, generous Match is so good that it's like some kind of trick. In what can only be characterized as a verdant collaboration between the director and the irreplaceable Patrick Stewart, the film...

  • Adult virgins are held in pretty much the same regard as post-transformation Gregor Samsa. In real life, they're fairly rare, though not complete unicorns, and are often considered peculiar by the sexually active majority. So virginity makes for...

  • It's too easy to say that Gabe Ibáñez's Automata is less than the sum of its visuals, which a lot of people will do, because it's really pretty. The film's design evokes peak-period Jean Giraud, whose gorgeous science-fiction...

  • 9 months ago | Film Reviews

    With his stately drawl, Morgan Freeman has narrated nonfiction documentaries about penguins, slavery, the lemurs of Madagascar, ancient Egyptian pharaohs, and the expansion of the universe. His is a voice of authority tempered by warmth and wisdom...