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‘Killer of Sheep’ captures the many moods of 1970s Watts

Charles Burnett's first feature, from 1977, is available via the Coolidge Corner's Virtual Screening Room.

‘The Way I See It’ shows how Obama White House photographer Pete Souza saw it

The documentary focuses on Souza's time documenting the Obama presidency.


Toronto film festival diary

Four forthcoming movies present four very different fathers.

Doc Talk: Russian interference, Cuban oppression, unreal estate

A look at Alex Gibney's "Agents of Chaos," Adriana Bosch’s "Letters to Eloisa," and David Garrett Byars’s "Public Trust."


Janelle Monáe shines in ‘Antebellum,’ where past horror haunts a happy present

Heavy-handed and glibly effective, this post-"Get Out" horror film uses racial issues to enhance genre filmmaking rather than the other way around.


In ‘The Nest,’ a house is not necessarily a home

The second film from the estimable writer-director Sean Durkin concerns a family unraveling in a gloomy Surrey mansion; it’s psychological drama rather than haunted-house horror.

Fred Wiseman’s ‘City Hall’ (as in Boston City Hall) at Toronto film fest

The documentary opened Sept. 14 at this year's virtual festival.


Big screen vs. small screen

The big screen is great, but some good things happen when the pictures are small.