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‘The Same Storm’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Peter Hedges' journal of a plague year features a diverse ensemble of gifted actors — including Mary-Louise Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Sandra Oh — who were filmed remotely.

Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Claire Foy co-stars in director Will Sharpe's portrait of the eccentric 19th century artist.

‘Belfast’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Writer-director Kenneth Branagh looks back to his childhood in Northern Ireland during an intense period of religious and political conflict.

Will Smith in ‘King Richard’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

The actor plays the determined father of Venus and Serena Williams in this complicated look at the early life of the two tennis superstars, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.

‘The Automat’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are just a few of the prominent folks who recall the joys of the innovative cafeteria in Lisa Hurwitz's documentary.

‘The Auschwitz Report’: Film Review

Slovakia's Oscar submission for best international film tells the true story of two Auschwitz prisoners who escaped and provided a rare firsthand report of genocide at the camp.

‘No Man’s Land’: Film Review

George Lopez, Andie MacDowell and Jake Allyn are among the stars of this timely story about conflicts over illegal immigration.

‘The Way I See It’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Oscar-winning actress Laura Dern helped to produce Dawn Porter's 'The Way I See It,' a doc about Obama White House photographer Pete Souza.

‘Cured’: Film Review

Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer's doc 'Cured' recounts the fight to change homophobic bias in the psychiatric profession.

‘Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies’: Film Review

New doc 'Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies' covers more than 100 years of male and female nudity on screen, with interviews from actors Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway and Pam Grier and directors Peter Bogdanovich and Amy Heckerling.

‘Mucho Mucho Amor’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

Netflix documentary 'Mucho Mucho Amor' celebrates the pioneering impact of Walter Mercado, a flamboyant Puerto Rican-born astrologer who built a huge TV following.

‘Adventures of a Mathematician’: Film Review | Palm Springs 2020

European production 'Adventures of a Mathematician' tells an unknown true story about a Polish-born mathematician who joined the Manhattan Project at the end of World War II.