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  1. HOPPER/WELLES (Orson Welles 2020)...

    HOPPER/WELLES (Orson Welles 2020)

    Footage shot for Welles' last unfinished film OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND but never used, in which he questions and provokes Hopper, unseen. It's raw, jerky footage...
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    HOPPER/WELLES (Orson Welles 2020) (Spotlights series)

    ORSON WELLES: HOPPER/WELLES (2020) (Spotlights series)

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    DENNIS HOPPER IN HOPPER/WELLES

    The young dog and the old dog

    This film, resurrected by...
  3. Isabella (Matías Piñeiro 2020)...

    Isabella (Matías Piñeiro 2020)

    Another graceful, many-layered and pretty opaque riff off Shakespeare (this time Measure for Measure) by the long-haired young Argentinian wunderkind, who now lives...
  4. Nomadland (Chloé Zhao 2020) Centerpiece...

    Nomadland (Chloé Zhao 2020) Centerpiece

    Big role for Frances McDormand as a widow forced off the grid who chooses to stay thgere, with a lot of real characters met on the road. Have to say I...
  5. Days 日子 (Tsai Ming-liang 2020)...

    Days 日子 (Tsai Ming-liang 2020)

    Long slow looks at a lonely, ailing rich man in Taiwan and a youth in Bangkok. Then they briefly come together for a massage in a hotel room. It's much more moving...
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    ISABELLA (Matías Piñeiro 2020)

    MATIAS PIÑEIRO: ISABELLA (2020)

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    MARIA VILLAR AND AGUSTINA MUÑOZ IN ISABELLA

    In which the young Argentinian still proves opaque

    Argentine filmmaker...
  7. MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard 2020)...

    MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard 2020)

    How the FBI hounded MLK (1963-1968) and let him die.
  8. CITY HALL (Frederick Wiseman 2020)...

    CITY HALL (Frederick Wiseman 2020)

    The city is Boston, one of the country's biggest and oldest. "City Hall" includes all the city government's wide reach, and it encompasses the far-ranging...
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    MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard 2020)

    SAM POLLARD: MLK/FBI (2020)

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    How the FBI hounded MLK and let him die

    This is above all, a film that organizes things for us, things we may already...
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    The agent has informed me that it is definitely...

    The agent has informed me that it is definitely out today, September 25, 2020, online. But in only two brick and mortar theaters: Landmark Hillcrest in San Diego, California and Landmark Frontenac...
  11. NIGHT OF THE KINGS/LA NUIT DES ROIS (Philippe...

    NIGHT OF THE KINGS/LA NUIT DES ROIS (Philippe Lacôte 2020)

    A Prophet meets Sheherezade by way of City of God. An exuberant French language amalgam of elements focused on a young storyteller...
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    NOTE: A current Vulture ...

    NOTE: A current Vulture article updated today says, for The Artist's Wife, "Moved from April 3, 2020, to a TBD date," so this review may have to be republished later.
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    THE ARTIST'S WIFE (Tom Dolby 2019)

    TOM DOLBY: THE ARTIST'S WIFE (2019)

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    BRUCE DERN AND LENA OLIN IN THE ARTIST'S WIFE

    Some things you can't get away from

    Tom Dolby, the son of he late...
  14. BILLY THE KID (Jennifer Venditti (2007) - RERELEASE

    JENNIFER VENDITTI: BILLY THE KID (2007)

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    As I called it back then, it's a "great little documentary" - about a fifteen-year-old boy, who's a little...
  15. OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (Ric Burns 2019) VIRTUAL

    RIC BURNS: OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019)

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    OLIVER SACKS IN OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE


    "Humanizing each of his patients". . ."Like a country...
  16. Fauna (Nicolás Pereda 2020) ...

    Fauna (Nicolás Pereda 2020)

    From the Currents series (not Main Slate), an avant-garde Mexican filmmaker. This 70-minuter feature plays with narrative, absurdity, acting, disguise, Narcos, and...
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    FAUNA (Nicolás Pereda 2020)

    NICOLÁS PEREDA: FAUNA (2020)

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    LÁZARO GABINO RODRIGUEZ AND LUISA PARDO (WEARING WIGS) IN FAUNA

    Meeting up and making up

    The 38-year-old...
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    THE SALT OF TEARS/LE SEL DES LARMES (Philippe Garrel 2020)

    PHILIPE GARREL: THE SALT OF TEARS/LE SEL DES LARMES (2020)

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    The Salt of Tears
    Philippe Garrel, 2020, France, 100m
    Veteran filmmaker Philippe Garrel...
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    THE DISCIIPLE (Chaitanya Tamhane 2020)

    CHAITANYA TAMHANE: THE DISCIIPLE (2020)

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    The Disciple
    Chaitanya Tamhane, 2020, India, 128m
    Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane became a sensation after...
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    NOMADLAND (Chole Zhao 2020)

    CHLOE ZHAO: NOMADLAND (2020) Centerpiece

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    FRANCES MCDORMAND IN NOMADLAND

    Forced off the grid and choosing to stay there

    At the outset of...
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    DAYS 日子 (Tsai Ming-liang 2020)

    TSAI MING-LIANG: DAYS 日子(2020)

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    ANONG HOUNGHEUANGSY AND LEE KANG-SHENG IN DAYS

    The music box

    Reactions range (on Letterboxd) from "a snoozer...
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    CITY HALL (Frederick Wiseman 2020)

    FREDERICK WISEMAN: CITY HALL (2020)

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    MAYOR OF BOSTON MARTY WALSH IN CITY HALL

    Guy Lodge's Variety review lead off, "Frederick Wiseman’s Mammoth...
  23. TIME (Garrett Bradley 2020)...

    TIME (Garrett Bradley 2020)

    A woman waits eighteen years for her husband to get out of prison. Striking amalgam of home footage and doc. This becomes a cry against institutional racism and...
  24. THE CALMING 平静 (Song Fang 2020)...

    THE CALMING 平静 (Song Fang 2020)

    A Chinese woman documentary filmmaker (Qi Xi) has broken up with her boyfriend. This film follows her as she quietly copes, and perhaps learns to appreciate being...
  25. GUNDA (Victor Kossakovsky (2020)...

    GUNDA (Victor Kossakovsky (2020)

    From Norway, with additional footage from Spain and Britain. this is a wordless portrait in gorgeous black and white of a large sow who has just given birth to a...
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