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    Visits With Naughty Nuns And The Last Dalai Lama

    A 25-years-later documentary about the Dalai Lama is a highlight among the new art films. But don’t tell that to the Chinese government. Controversial for different reasons are two other new films. A raunchy update of some tales from The Decameron will upset more conservative Catholics. Meanwhile, a drama about a failed real-life assassination attempt […]

  • Judd Apatow Produces True Culture Clash Rom-Com
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    Judd Apatow Produces True Culture Clash Rom-Com

    Judd Apatow produces the film of the week, a sort-of true-ish romantic comedy drawn from real life. Giving Kumail Nanjiani a role that doesn’t fall into lazy POC stereotypes earns Judd Apatow a Mensch of the Week award. For those who want something a little weightier than a film associated with Judd Apatow, there’s an […]

  • Salma Hayek At Dinner With A Trump Surrogate
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    Salma Hayek At Dinner With A Trump Surrogate

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  • Wendy Whelan Fights To Return To Dancing
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    Wendy Whelan Fights To Return To Dancing

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