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The Cave For Sama

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Nov 22
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Nov 22
Jennifer Lee codirects and cowrites Frozen II, starring Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood movie review: the importance of radical kindness (#LFF2019)
This wonder of a film wrecked me. In the best possible way. It directly confronts cynicism and misanthropy, and asks us to let them go if we can. I really needed its message. The whole world does now.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Nov 22
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Nov 22
Kasi Lemmons cowrites and directs Harriet, starring Cynthia Enrivo; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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21 Bridges movie review: roads to nowhere
Bland, predictable cop and crime clichés lacking all urgency and any of the claustrophobia that should come from its high-concept premise. Shutting down Manhattan has zero impact on anything here.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Nov 19
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Nov 18–22
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Radioflash movie review: it’s got no juice
Inept post-EMP survival thriller is no more thrilling than it is plausible, and inexcusably casts its resourceful teen heroine as a victim constantly at the mercy of others and in need of rescuing.
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The Cave and For Sama documentaries review: life inside a war zone [pictured]
Two intimate documentaries from inside the Syrian civil war, diaries of women who stayed to fight for their nation and help their people, pay tribute to human perseverance and chide Western apathy.
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