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Highly Watchable, Yet Lacking Spark: 'Little Fires Everywhere' Fails To Ignite

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Mourners gather for a heartfelt burial ceremony in the Brazilian film Bacurau. Victor Juc /Kino Lorber hide caption

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Mysterious Events Disturb A Small Brazilian Town In Genre-Busting 'Bacurau'

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A Vigilante Group Seeks Revenge On Nazis In Amazon's Garish 'Hunters'

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'Giri/Haji' Is A Story Of Cultural Cross Pollination Unlike Anything Else On TV

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Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and Swedish actor Anita Ekberg hold hands in a scene from Federico Fellini's 1960 film La Dolce Vita. American International Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Born 100 Years Ago, Filmmaker Federico Fellini Captured The Messiness Of Life

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An HBO adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) and private eye Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo) as they investigate the murder of an 11-year-old boy. Bob Mahoney/HBO hide caption

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TV Adaption Of 'The Outsider' Takes Stephen King's Scary Story Seriously

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Merritt Wever and Toni Collette play two detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults in the Netflix show Unbelievable. Beth Dubber/Netflix hide caption

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A Critic Returns To The Books, TV, Music And Movies He Didn't Get To In 2019

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'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire' Paints A Picture Of Forbidden Love

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Back For Season 3, 'The Crown' May Just Be The Most Delicious Series On TV

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John Krasinski is a smarter-than-thou Jack Ryan — a more righteous than lovable ex-marine who works as a financial analyst for the CIA. Jonny Cournoyer/Amazon Studios hide caption

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'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' Offers A Dose Of Retro Heroism In Its 2nd Season

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Energetic And Ambitious, 'Watchmen' Taps Into A Slew Of Today's Anxieties

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Racial Tensions Complicate The Search For A Missing Child In 'Heaven, My Home'

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The 'Hustlers' Grab Back In This Crime Story With A Feminist Twist

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American workers Jill Lamantia and Bobby Allen struggle to adapt to the expectations of Chinese management in the documentary American Factory. Steven Bognar /Netflix hide caption

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Work Cultures Clash When A Chinese Company Reopens An 'American Factory'

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Beekeeper Hatidze Muratova lives in a ruggedly mountainous area of Macedonia. She has a simple rule: When you harvest honey, you only take half — and leave the other half for the bees. Neon hide caption

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The Beekeeper Of 'Honeyland' Knows All Too Well: Respect Nature, Or Get Stung

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