David Edelstein David Edelstein is a film critic for New York magazine and for NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning.

Gay teens Maalik (Curtiss Cook, Jr.) and Naz (Kerwin Johnson, Jr.) face rejection by their family and community, as well as suspicion from authorities, in Naz & Maalik. Wolfe Video hide caption

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Young African-American Muslims Share A Hidden Love In 'Naz & Maalik'

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The Fog Of War Collides With The Fog Of Michael Bay In '13 Hours'

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Animation Pairs With Soul-Crushing Isolation In 'Anomalisa'

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The drama Room tells the story of a boy and his mother (played by Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson) who are being held captive in a windowless room. Caitlin Cronenberg/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Film Critic David Edelstein Says 2015 Offered An 'Embarrassment Of Riches'

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Rekindling The Spirit Of A Galaxy Far, Far Away In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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'The Big Short' Puts A Suspenseful, Comic Spin On The 2008 Financial Meltdown

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Spike Lee Pits Sex Against Guns In A Powerful Message Movie

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High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

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'Mockingjay — Part 2' Ends The 'Hunger Games' Series With A Potent Anti-War Message

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Old And New Worlds Collide In An Unpredictable, Lovely 'Brooklyn'

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Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Brian D'Arcy James are members of the Boston Globe investigation team that uncovers a sex-abuse scandal involving the Catholic Church in the film, Spotlight. Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films hide caption

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All-Star 'Spotlight' Cast Creates A Riveting Movie About Investigative Journalism

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Black Comedy 'Crisis' Is Marred By A Hollywood Ending

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Peter Sarsgaard plays social scientist Stanley Milgram in Experimenter. Jason Robinette/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Experimenter' Revisits A Decades-Old Trial Of Free Will And Compassion

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'Room' Transforms A Lurid Crime Story Into A Fairy Tale With A Boy Hero

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'The Martian' Is A Gripping, Out-Of-This World Space Saga

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