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Funny, Scary and Smart: “Get Out” Works on Several Levels

Be forewarned: “Get Out” will leave you with goosebumps that stay on your skin long after the final credits finish rolling. It scored an unprecedented 99% on Rotten Tomatoes — and seems well on the way to “Sleeper Hit” status. In other words, see it soon.

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“Hidden Figures” Is the Movie America Needs Right Now

When we meet our three heroines in Hidden Figures, their car is broken down on the side of the road yet they’re not stranded. Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) is underneath the hood with a wrench. Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) tests the ignition. Mary Jackson (Janelle

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“Moonlight”: A Heartbreaking Meditation on Masculinity, Sexuality & Race

Sprinting through the backstreets of 1980s Miami, a young Chiron (Alex R. Hibbert) breaks into a condemned building in search of refuge from some bullies. A local drug dealer named Juan (Mahershala Ali) unexpectedly comes to his rescue. When Chiron refuses to speak, Juan eventually

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Jail Time: Ava DuVernay’s “13th” on the Evolution of Racism

When thousands marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma last year to commemorate a similar act by black activists fighting for the right to vote 50 years ago, few probably realized that 30 percent of black men in Alabama still don’t have that very

“Barely Famous”: What if Larry David Were a Beautiful, Young, Rich Woman?

Erin Foster, high on Ambien, laps up water from the desk of late-night talk show host Mo Mandel. At the same time, her sister Sara flees police on a car chase down the freeway with Kate Hudson’s son in her backseat. The uproarious final episode