Queen of Katwe

Phiona Mutesi is a preteen girl living in Katwe, a Ugandan slum. When chess teacher Katende invites Phiona into his class he has no idea that she possesses a unique, natural talent for the game, able to think eight moves …


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Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

From her simple beginnings in Stockholm and the devastating loss of her parents to her success in Hollywood, we follow Ingrid Bergman through her nomadic and complex life. We see the vicious criticism she faced when she left her husband …


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Macbeth

The “Scottish Play” was back on the big screen this year, as a new film adaptation o Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Michael Fassbender stars in the title role, driven by prophecy (and the cunning Lady Macbeth, played by Marion Cotillard) to


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Bridge of Spies

A convicted spy. A captured U-2 pilot. Two nations locked in a Cold War. That is the world we are shown in Bridge of Spies.

Already charged with defending Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in court, American lawyer James Donovan


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I Am Chris Farley

Almost twenty years after his death, Chris Farley continues to live on through his work and the memories of fans, friends, and family.

In I Am Chris Farley, directors Brent Hodge and Derik Murray document Farley’s career, from his


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Mad Max: Fury Road

This summer, after thirty years away from the silver screen, audiences were treated to a new Mad Max adventure. George Miller, creator of the original trilogy, has rebooted his post-apocalyptic universe with Mad Max: Fury Road. Set in …


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Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Recording the life and career of perhaps our finest documentary photographer, the latest entry in PBS’ American Masters series is a fascinating documentary. In it, we see Lange develop from a portrait artist to someone on the road photographing the


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The Theory of Everything

This Oscar-nominated biopic brings us inside the life of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist and cosmologist.

While a graduate student at Cambridge University, Hawking begins to experience difficulty controlling his extremities before ultimately being diagnosed with ALS, the motor-neuron disease commonly


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Finding Vivian Maier

Nanny. Hoarder. Prolific street photographer.  All of these labels can be used to describe the late Vivian Maier, a formerly unknown artist who is the subject of a fascinating new documentary film by John Maloof, a Chicago-based real estate agent …


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Schooled: The Price of College Sports

As the NCAA Basketball Tournament kicks off and “March Madness” sweeps the nation (while some of us eagerly await Opening Day), an antitrust, class-action lawsuit against the NCAA continues its progression through the court system, with recent news that several …


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