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What’s playing at drive-in movies: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Craving a flick on the big screen? Here’s our latest rundown of new and classic movies playing at drive-ins, pop-ups or rooftops near you. We’ll update as new titles and showtimes are added. Arena Cinelounge Drive-InParking lot, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood$30-$100 per car; advance purchase required. arenascreen.com “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little […]

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‘Lost Course’ review: A small Chinese village protests

A village in southern China becomes a hotbed of democratic reform — with complicated aftereffects — in Jill Li’s epic political documentary “Lost Course,” a remarkable feat of embedded journalism for a first-time feature filmmaker. Filmed over several years in which hope-buoyed protesters wrestle with the consequences of hard-won change, this two-part, three-hour film is […]

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‘Adam’ review: Strong women bond in Casablanca

With their faces showered in warm light, the two women fronting Moroccan director Maryam Touzani’s latest drama, “Adam,” are consistently filmed in delicate close-ups. Each gesture and hard-earned blemish relays more about them than dialogue could. Gentle in her gaze, Touzani spends quiet moments with the co-leads as they stare in wonderment or nostalgia at […]

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The ‘problematic’ classic movies examined in new TCM series

Turner Classic Movies has decided not to throw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to timeless but troublesome movies. The result is “Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror,” a new series that kicks off Thursday and runs throughout the month. Along with screening 18 classics, TCM hosts will discuss what the […]

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‘Keep an Eye Out’ review: An absurdist French cop comedy

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. That staple of French film and television — the policier — is […]

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Review: ‘The People vs. Agent Orange’ documentary chronicles the ongoing fight

The name Agent Orange has become synonymous with the destructive legacy of the Vietnam War. The U.S. military’s use (12 million gallons) of the toxic herbicide not only did lasting ecological damage to a nation’s jungles and crops, but it left human victims on both sides with corrosive health effects that have been passed on […]

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‘Coming 2 America’ review: Eddie Murphy return not worth the wait

“Coming 2 America” is the rare sequel whose title sounds identical to the original, which may be the cleverest thing about it. And also the most confusing, bound to throw off anyone trying to delineate the two aloud. You can actually delineate quite easily — try “the original one” and “the lousy one,” for instance […]

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‘My Salinger Year’ review: Margaret Qualley in winning performance

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. “My Salinger Year” is a lovely, captivating film based on the memoir […]

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‘The Truffle Hunters’ review: Finding buried treasure in Italy

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. The documentary “The Truffle Hunters” offers a glimpse into the world of […]

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‘Boss Level’ review: Frank Grillo and a fresh take on a time-loop

If you enjoyed “Palm Springs” or “Groundhog Day” but thought, “You know what these need? Way more f-bombs and graphic violence,” then Hulu’s new time-loop actioner, “Boss Level” may be for you. It’s not as intense as, say, “Edge of Tomorrow,” but there’s plenty of awesome death for those into that kind of thing — […]