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‘Definition Please’: Film Review

A former national spelling bee champion struggles to live up to her potential in 'Definition Please,' a fresh American take on Bollywood tropes from writer-director Sujata Day.

‘Identifying Features’ (‘Sin Sen?as Particulares’): Film Review

A young man recently deported from the U.S. and a mother in search of her missing son join forces in 'Identifying Features' ('Sin Sen?as Particulares'), a Mexican migration drama from first-time…

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’: Film Review

The remarkable story of Civil Rights icon and long-time Congressman John Lewis gets the documentary treatment in 'John Lewis: Good Trouble,' from director Dawn Porter.

Critic’s Picks: 10 Great Underseen Films About Black America

From docs about literary heroes and the L.A. riots to a romantic two-hander that launched an auspicious career, a quietly groundbreaking 1964 indie to a rollicking biopic, here are 10 terrific — and…

‘The Lovebirds’: Film Review

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae star in Michael Showalter's 'The Lovebirds' (premiering on Netflix) about a couple whose relationship is put to the test when a crime upends their date night.

‘All the Bright Places’: Film Review

In Netflix's YA drama film 'All the Bright Places,' from director Brett Haley, a pair of sensitive teens navigate grief, mental illness and falling in love.

‘The Photograph’: Film Review

In Stella Meghie's romantic drama 'The Photograph' (starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield), old family photographs spark a complicated romance between a museum curator and a reporter.

‘Charm City Kings’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

Gritty drama 'Charm City Kings' follows a teenager from Baltimore who has to choose between preparing for a future as a veterinarian and "getting money" in a bike gang's drug operation.

‘Run Sweetheart Run’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

A young woman's blind date goes terribly wrong in Shana Feste's horror flick 'Run Sweetheart Run.'

‘Some Kind of Heaven’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

In the documentary 'Some Kind of Heaven,' newcomer Lance Oppenheim presents a complex portrait of a Florida retirement community.

‘Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

Director Sam Feder delivers a thought-provoking and emotional exploration of trans identity in popular culture over the last century in 'Disclosure: Trans Lives Onscreen.'

‘Giving Voice’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

In their new documentary 'Giving Voice,' directors James D. Stern and Fernando Villena deliver an inspiring look at playwright August Wilson's legacy through the eyes of young theater students across…