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  • Like a great baleen whale somehow crawling out of the water and dragging itself across the shore, The Reconstruction of William Zero is ponderously slow and has incomprehensible motivations. However, unlike a whale heaving itself along a...

  • Adult virgins are held in pretty much the same regard as post-transformation Gregor Samsa. In real life, they're fairly rare, though not complete unicorns, and are often considered peculiar by the sexually active majority. So virginity makes for...

  • Related without narration or score, the 2010 Restrepo was a remarkable vérité documentary account of the war in Afghanistan that immersed the audience in the immediacy, boredom, adrenaline, and fear experienced by the Battle...

  • "This is the first generation that is expected to live shorter lives than their parents," says Katie Couric, the narrator of Fed Up. It's an infuriating statement given both the preventability of that outcome and the institutional...

  • Bears is ridiculously old-fashioned in a good way, a throwback to the Disney nature films of the 1950s, with scenic vistas, animals fighting and frolicking, and deep-zoom shots of cute bears snuffling around for clams in shoreline mud...

  • Bears is ridiculously old-fashioned in a good way, a throwback to the Disney nature films of the 1950s, with scenic vistas, animals fighting and frolicking, and deep-zoom shots of cute bears snuffling around for clams in shoreline mud...