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  • Ramsey Denison has worked in Hollywood's trenches on reality shows and TV documentaries -- the kind of work that hones camera skills and storytelling chops. That came in handy in the aftermath of Denison's arrest, following his 911 call to report...

  • It's hard to know whether it's intentional that The New Radical, Adam Bhala Lough's slick documentary about "techno-anarchist" Cody Wilson, famous for developing a 3D-printable plastic gun, presents its subject as a shallow...

  • The famously beautiful actress Hedy Lamarr set movie screens ablaze in the 1940s and '50s, but what few knew was that her true calling was as an inventor: Credit Lamarr with the Wi-Fi technology bringing you this review. In this superb...

  • The journalist and documentarian Jon Alpert has reported from Cuba since 1972, charting the fortunes of the island nation over the course of decades, and gaining semi-regular access to Fidel Castro. His film Cuba and the Cameraman distills...

  • Twice during the new documentary Big Sonia, Sonia Warshawski says forgiveness has to come from a higher power, because what she experienced during the Holocaust overwhelmed her own capacity to forgive. One of those experiences, the most...

  • Despite its title, Revolt isn't a movie that will incite either revolution or revulsion in viewers. In fact, you might walk away from it with a serious case of whatever. Halt and Catch Fire's Lee Pace stars as a U.S. soldier...

  • Luca Guadagnino's romantic drama Call Me By Your Name sneaks up on you -- by the end, it stings with the lingering ache of a late-summer sunburn. Adapted by James Ivory from Andre Aciman's acclaimed novel, the story follows 17-year-old...

  • Joe Wright's Churchill-finds-his-mojo drama Darkest Hour is an epic of loin girding, a rousing wiki-deep summary of the gist of Winston Churchill's first month in power as prime minister, building to his delivery of the second most famous...

  • The modern family movie presents an interesting challenge. How do you tell a story in a way that's clear and plainspoken enough for younger viewers while still finding ways to bring subtlety and depth to the material? Wonder, the story of...

  • "Working toward your own Sydney Opera is what every architect dreams of," says Bjarke Ingels, the best architect of his generation, at the outset of the elegant documentary Big Time. That dazzling structure, one of the most recognizable...

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