Criminally Underrated: The International
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Criminally Underrated: The International

The Great Departure: by Tara Zahra
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The Great Departure: by Tara Zahra

The Great Departure is precisely the sort of ambitious, entertaining research that should be done…

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Rediscover: The Headless Woman
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Rediscover: The Headless Woman

A careful character study that doubles as a political allegory, a formally experimental cinematic undertaking…

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Hounds of Love
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Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love is a serial-killer-and-captivity thriller at its core—and a successful one—and the viewer…

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American Imperial Pastoral: by Rebecca Tinio McKenna
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American Imperial Pastoral: by Rebecca Tinio McKenna

American Imperial Pastoral is the rare book written for an academic audience that can still…

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One Week and a Day
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One Week and a Day

First-time director Asaph Polonsky steers straight and stays under the speed limit with this one.

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Queen of the Desert
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Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert is a distasteful costume-drama period-piece that should be skipped even by…

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The New Odyssey: by Patrick Kingsley
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The New Odyssey: by Patrick Kingsley

An electrifying work that bounces across international boundaries and shifts between modes of transportation with…

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A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: By Siri Hustvedt
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A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: By Siri Hustvedt

Its insistence on Freudian ideas is out of date, its feminism is out of touch…

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Karl Marx City
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Karl Marx City

A beautiful, aching treatment of how the past invades the present and shapes identity.

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