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  • The Art Of Banksy Shouldn't Have A Price Tag On It
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    The Art Of Banksy Shouldn’t Have A Price Tag On It

    A film about an attempt to fight the commodification of the art of Banksy offers one alternative this weekend to watching Hair Fuhrer officially inflict himself on America. At the center of the documentary is the famed Banksy mural Haight Street Rat. The undisputed gem of the weekend, though, is Maren Ade’s acclaimed comedy about […]

  • Annette Bening, Alternative Single Mother
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    Annette Bening, Alternative Single Mother

    The new Mike Mills film opening this week features Annette Bening giving a career-best performance. This semi-autobiographical tale follows a makeshift family raising a teenage boy during the late-1970s’ social and political changes. Annette Bening leads the cast as the single mother heading this offbeat family. Jackie director Pablo Larrain has another anti-biopic arriving this […]

  • A Scorsese Search For Faith In Old Japan
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    A Scorsese Search For Faith In Old Japan

    The first weekend of the new year opens with a bumper crop of films from master directors. Almodovar adapts three Alice Munro stories. Jarmusch follows a week in the life of a bus driver and his town. And Scorsese follows a pair of missionaries searching in Tokugawa-era Japan for their missing mentor. A Scorsese take […]

  • Octavia Spencer Shows Mad Engineering Skillz
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    Octavia Spencer Shows Mad Engineering Skillz

    2016 ends with a light weekend for new art film movie openings. The most high-profile opening shows Octavia Spencer displaying her character’s engineering skills. She, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae play women involved in the Space Race whose ambitions clash with societal racism and sexism. The Roxie’s programming offers interesting films not starring Octavia […]