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“Roadrunner” starts with a voice-over from Anthony Bourdain explaining that “there's no happy ending.” Director Morgan Neville creates something truly fantastic with archival footage and covers Bourdain's life with the help of thought-provoking interviews from friends and loved ones.
For the first time in a year, the American Film Institute Silver Theater welcomed cinephiles back for the annual AFI DOCS film festival. Festival attendees had the option of virtual and in-person screenings to accommodate the eventual transition to post-pandemic life. I decided to attend in person on premiere night, a choice that proved worthwhile as there was a tangible buzz emanating in the crowd. For many, including myself, this was the first moviegoing experience since before the pandemic.
In “Americanish,” director Iman K. Zawahry and screenwriter-turned-leading-actress Aizzah Fatima play with vibrant shots and carefully balanced dialogue in order to craft a fantastical romantic comedy suited for anyone searching for the equilibrium between what they think they want and what they really need.
Chris McKay’s first live-action film “The Tomorrow War” uses the sci-fi genre to tackle themes of sacrifice and family.
Disc jockey, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, author and now film director — is there anything Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson can’t do?
Pride Month celebrates the incredible accomplishments and perspectives of the LGBTQ+ community. The beauty in LGBTQ+ filmmaking is its ability to connect and relate across different personal experiences. Here are The Eagle’s recommendations for films that highlight these uniquely human stories as we round out Pride Month.
May is AAPI Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to American society, culture and history. The AAPI community represents the blend of multiple cultures, allowing for new and unique perspectives in art — and in this case — film and TV. Here are five must-watch films and TV shows that explore the AAPI experience and highlight AAPI artists in style.
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Ricky Staub’s directorial debut, “Concrete Cowboy,” tells the age-old story of familial reconciliation in a not-so-common setting.
Like its title suggests, “Limbo” leaps into the neverending uncertainty of refugees who await their asylum requests after leaving their homes. With such a serious subject matter, director Ben Sharrock delivers a film that not only pays respect to the hardship of refugees, but inserts comedy in subtle yet powerful ways.
Focus Features is partnering with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) to provide free screenings of the 2020 movie “Promising Young Woman” on Thursday to all college students.
“Voyagers” is draped in a blue tint and surrounded by a classic sci-fi score that presents an illusion that something deeper is happening on screen than what the film actually gives its audience. While it raises some interesting questions that humans are likely to face in the future, “Voyagers” does not explore them in a meaningful way.
Driven by its macabre makeup and general gloominess, “French Exit” is an aesthetic feast for those that revel in peculiar, suspenseful films.
“Bad Trip” follows Chris (Eric André) and Bud (Lil Rel Howery) on a hilarious road trip up the east coast. Along the way, they encounter some interesting people, whom they rope into their hidden camera-prank chaos.
Si Chadwick Boseman no capta la atención de los espectadores para ver “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” entonces Viola Davis y su actuación como Ma Rainey ciertamente lo hacen. Ambientada a mediados de la década de 1920, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” es una adaptación cinematográfica de la obra de teatro de 1982.
“The Truffle Hunters” is a film that showcases the exploration of life in the desolate forests of Piedmont, Italy and follows elderly men on the hunt for the elusive and expensive white Alba truffle.
Like most other major events and gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, the 29th annual D.C. Environmental Film Festival will take place completely online.
Throughout all of human history, there’s been nothing more universally agreed upon than the experience of love, longing and memory being innate to the human experience.
“Boogie” begins with the vibrant, bustling streets of New York City’s Chinatown paired with the pulse of rap music in rhythm with the opening credits. It immediately sets the mood: culture and identity are not monoliths, but blends.
The protagonist in Amy Poehler’s new film, “Moxie,” Vivian (Hadley Robinson) is asked to answer the following prompt on her University of California, Berkeley application: “Reflect on a cause you feel passionate about. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took to make a change.”