October 2, 2015 Ridley Scott's new film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. Critic David Edelstein says The Martian features special effects that make you feel like you are seeing the real red planet.
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Director Jafar Panahi is a smiling and ever-sunny cab driver in his most accessible nonfilm yet.
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October 2, 2015 An Iranian director banned from making films skirts the rules again in Jafar Panahi's Taxi.
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October 2, 2015 Director Ridley Scott's new movie, "The Martian," stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. He must fend for himself on the Red Planet. Film critic Kenneth Turan has a review.
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Director Jafar Panahi drives a yellow taxi cab through Tehran and interviews the diverse passengers he picks up in a single day.
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October 1, 2015 Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has continued to make films since being officially barred from doing so. His latest finds him driving a cab, picking up passengers.
Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Massai Mara in Kenya on May 26, 2014.
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October 1, 2015 A new documentary follows the well-known young activist who survived being shot, won a Nobel Peace Prize, and still advocates for education for girls.
Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) faces insurmountable odds as he tries to survive on a hostile planet.
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October 1, 2015 Starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars, The Martian retains the humor and ingenuity of Andy Weir's novel, even if Damon's crewmates are a bit too good-looking after months in space.
The Walk dramatizes the French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
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October 1, 2015 Aside from a shaky French accent from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Walk is pretty compelling once it actually gets to the story of a famous wire walk between the twin towers.
Andrew Garfield portrays Dennis Nash, a man charged with carrying out evictions, in 99 Homes.
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September 25, 2015 In Ramin Bahrani's new film, a man forces others out of their homes in an effort to save his own. Critic David Edelstein says 99 Homes shines a spotlight on a "poisonous financial ecosystem."
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September 25, 2015 Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan talks with Renee Montagne about The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Stanley Nelson's new documentary about the party's rise in the 1960s.
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John Wood is the surprising subject of a stranger-than-fiction story documented in Finders Keepers.
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September 24, 2015 A new documentary follows the story of two men arguing over ownership of a foot long separated from its owner.
Eli Roth's latest torture flick takes down young activists who crash into the Amazon jungle.
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September 24, 2015 Horror auteur Eli Roth tries to both tease political correctness and salute old exploitation films, but it's not always possible to thread the needle.
Johnny Depp plays James "Whitey" Bulger, a notorious gangster who collaborated with the FBI to take down a rival Mafia family.
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September 18, 2015 Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt lead two new gangster epics that feature extreme violence bumping up against both ethical and unethical law enforcement.
September 18, 2015 A military task force takes on a notorious drug lord in Denis Villeneuve's new film. Critic David Edelstein says, Sicario works "like gangbusters ... except you're haunted by what thrilled you."
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September 18, 2015 Black Mass is based on the life of Whitey Bulger, the notorious South Boston organized crime boss. Johnny Depp's portrayal is described as "some of the best, most chilling work he's done in awhile."
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Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis are serial cheaters who meet up years after having a one-night stand in Sleeping with Other People.
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September 11, 2015 In Leslye Headland's new sex comedy, two serial cheaters meet up years after a one-night stand. Critic David Edelstein says the film mixes emotional weirdness with sexual frankness — in a good way.
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