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CUT TO BLACK: CELEBRATING BLACK CINEMA

Honoring Black History Month, our focus celebrates the incredible wealth of Black artistry, both in front of and behind the camera. From acclaimed classics to hidden treasures, these distinctive achievements in film look to the past, reflect the present, and gesture to the future of cinema.

Recent reviews

Life in rural Hungary turns vivid in this unusual animated short made from children’s drawings. Despite their young age, the budding artists impressively capture the hardships faced by the Romani community with equal stoicism and innocence, all while adding a dose of fantasy to everyday routines.

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In some brave films, pointing a camera amounts to an accusation. Jonathan Perel’s extraordinary documentary does exactly this. With the sinister atmosphere of clandestine detective work, this investigative film reveals the dark crimes of Argentina’s living history hiding behind present-day facades.

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Pauline Etienne gives a fierce performance as the young novitiate Suzanne in Guillaume Nicloux’s adaptation of the classic Denis Diderot novel. Co-starring Isabelle Huppert, The Nun is a harrowing tale of wavering faith and institutional corruption, and a powerful indictment of religious hypocrisy.

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At once a vibrant pastiche of 1960s horror and a contemporary corrective to the era’s—and the genre’s—sexual politics, The Love Witch is, at heart, a warm treatise on loneliness and love. Written, directed, and scored by Anna Biller, this vivid ode to cult Technicolor treasures is simply magic.

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Sweeping five awards at the Venice Film Festival and receiving high praise from critics, Miss Violence is an under-known gem from the Greek Weird Wave film movement. Told with clinical control and a macabre tone, this gripping and chilling tale of a dysfunctional family is as disturbing as it gets.

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The superb debut feature from Yoon Dan-bi, a rising star of South Korean cinema, this nostalgic family drama evokes the tender sensitivity of the Oscar-winning Minari and the delicate compassion of Hirokazu Koreeda. Impeccably crafted and intimately observed, Moving On will instantly win your heart.

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Citizen Kane, Hiroshima, mon amour, 400 Blows: rare first films that seem to come to us fully formed, of shocking vision and freshness. The dizzyingly romantic debut film of Léos Carax is just that—the birth of a radically new cinema that was sensitive to the old yet embarks on its own unique path.

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Psychic disturbances abound beneath the seemingly benign Danish landscapes in this creepily atmospheric pregnancy horror from Ali Abbasi. With nightmarish and hallucinatory visuals, Shelley serves a potent brew of the domestic and supernatural, laced with a biting critique of migrant exploitation.

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