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‘Martin Eden’: a cinematic throwback, with sweep and style and universality

It's a stylish and smart Italian coming-of-age drama, based on a novel by Jack London, that feels as if it could have been made during the heyday of Visconti.

Liam Neeson in ‘Honest Thief’: taken by surprise? Well, not exactly

Neeson plays a retired bank robber framed by a crooked FBI agent and forced into a spree of vengeance. Set in Boston but shot in Worcester, it’s low-budget action product.


‘Totally Under Control’: a title, definitely not a description of the White House COVID response

From documentarian Alex Gibney and collaborators comes this enraging, necessary, and, above all, useful recap of the US coronavirus disaster.


Making sense with David Byrne

The concert film is the latest project from the singer-songwriter, guitarist, performance artist, painter, photographer, author, music video director, film and theatrical composer, and feature film director.


Mr. Paine went to Washington, too

The 1939 Jimmy Stewart film is a powerful and immensely pleasurable work of American political idealism.

‘The War With Grandpa’: Some generation gaps are bigger than others

The family comedy is about a kid who wants to get even when his grandfather takes over his bedroom.


Doc Talk: Soft power, viral threat, roads not taken

A look at the documentaries "Softie," "The Perfect Weapon," and “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America.”

‘The Forty-Year-Old Version,’ on Netflix, makes a milestone birthday memorable

Writer-director-star Radha Blank treats turning 40 and holding on to one’s creative sense of self as a series of comic mortifications leading to greater wisdom.