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In <i>The Killing of a Sacred Deer</i>, <i>The Lobster</i>'s Creator Coolly Proffers More Profoundly Upsetting Things You Can't Look Away From

In The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster's Creator Coolly Proffers More Profoundly Upsetting Things You Can't Look Away From

This explosive new enigma from Yorgos Lanthimos opens Friday, Nov. 3.

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Movie Review: Justice League's Concoction of Snyder's Bombast and Whedon's Wit Actually Kind of Works

Arts The DC Extended Universe's solo heroes finally come together in an uneven but better-than-BvS blockbuster with Wonder Woman front and center.

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Movie Review: Lady Bird, a Winning First Film from Greta Gerwig, Is Alert to Class but Falters on Race

Arts Gerwig's debut as a writer-director is surefooted and smart, but the question of who is cast in the film’s soft, flattering nostalgia and who isn't should not be swept under the rug.

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The Chelsea Theater, the Last Old-School Art Cinema Standing in Chapel Hill, Might Close at the End of the Year

Arts But there is hope—the Regulator was able to line up new owners as its founders plan to retire, so why not the Chelsea?

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Movie Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin Is Too Squishy to Bear

Arts Too much honey and a soundtrack that insults human intelligence weigh down this Winnie the Pooh origin story.

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Movie Review: In Thor: Ragnarok, a Stodgy Franchise Springs to Life with Demigods Delightfully Out of Their Element

Arts The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ongoing turn toward more irreverent fare results in one of its breeziest, best movies yet.

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In The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster's Creator Coolly Proffers More Profoundly Upsetting Things You Can't Look Away From

Film Spotlight This explosive new enigma from Yorgos Lanthimos opens Friday, Nov. 3.

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North Carolina Filmmaker Debuts a Harrowing Film of the Real-Life Handmaid's Tale in Chapel Hill

News The searing documentary Birthright: A War Story highlights the collateral damage of the decades-long war on abortion.

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In The Florida Project, the Writer-Director of Tangerine Keeps Chasing Sparks of Vitality on Society's Margins

Film Review Sean Baker's latest film opens on Friday, Oct. 27.

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Movie Review: Less a Whodunit Than a “Who Cares,” The Snowman Is Truly Abominable

Arts “You can’t force the pieces to fit,” detective Harry Hole says of his case, the irony dripping off the screen.

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Movie Review: The Paintings of van Gogh Come to Dazzling Life in Loving Vincent

Arts Each of the film's 65,000 frames was hand-painted by a small army of artists over the course of seven years.

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Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049 Reminds Us It Works Best to Mess with the Classics When There's Actually Something Wrong with Them

Arts Ridley Scott's seminal but mangled-in-editing sci-fi world gets a fresh but faithful start in Denis Villeneuve's Gosling-led sequel.

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Ex Libris Gave Us One Simple Idea: Put the Librarians in Charge of the Country

Film Spotlight Esteemed documentarian Frederick Wiseman's epic love letter to the New York Public Library system opens at the Chelsea Theater on Friday, Oct. 6.

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Manage Your Anger with Local Documentary All the Rage (Saved by Sarno)

Film Spotlight The film by Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, and David Beilinson screens at the Carolina Theatre on Oct. 11 and 12.

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Movie Review: In Battle of the Sexes, Billie Jean King Overhand Smashes a Paper-Thin Glass Ceiling

Arts King's progress-pushing achievement is evident in the fact that, forty-four years later, it seems absurd that anyone thought she might lose to a washed-up man.

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Movie Review: In American Made, Tom Cruise Is Back in the Cockpit—But For Coke, Not Country

Arts As in Top Gun, it's the eighties and Cruise plays a pilot with a blinding grin, but that's where the similarities end.

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