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Filling a Lonely Void in ‘Lars and the Real Girl’

The 2007 film is a lesson in empathy and a cheeky ode to the power of childlike imagination.

Übermensch in the ‘Blade Runner’ Franchise

'Blade Runner 2049' expands on the themes of parenthood and superhumanity introduced in the 1982 film.

‘Blue Valentine’ and the Inevitability of Toxic Relationships

How the film's final scene is both devastating and inevitable.

The Deep Impact of ‘For All Mankind’ on ‘First Man’

Al Reinert's seminal space documentary leaves its mark on First Man's surface.

Claire Foy is the Very Definition of a Best Supporting Actress in ‘First Man’

The movie could be recut and called 'Secondary Woman' and still work because the role and performance are that exceptional.

One Step Forward for Cinema: An Interview with ‘First Man’ Editor Tom Cross

You will not have experienced 'First Man' until you see it in IMAX.

‘First Man’ Review: Spectacle Disguises the Broken Astronaut

One of mankind's greatest achievements unfolds with dazzling special effects that overshadow a disengaging story.

Will ‘First Man’ Be a Definitive Cinematic Look at Neil Armstrong?

The first footage from Damien Chazelle's biopic recalls a 'Whiplash'-level intensity and sports some clear ideas about the astronaut's heroism.

A New Kind of Hero in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

There’s a new kind of hero in town.

Less is More Than Enough: Acting and The Kuleshov Effect

Ryan Gosling stars in a case study of the editing effect. The Kuleshov Effect makes the case that meaning can…