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  • Vetted by Sundance and Cannes, and nominated for three Spirit Awards, Chloé Zhao's modestly rewarding dramatic portrait of Lakota Native Americans is the kind of poetically restrained, largely unscripted, ethnographically focused...

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  • The culture-deadening Marvel Cinematic Universe has already shanghaied the world into giving over hearts, minds, and wallets, so -- as Tina Turner could've sung about Nick Love's superpowered-loser indie -- we don't need another hero. From a...

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