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It's your Friday cinema rundown, with starred reviews and blurbs on movies to see (or avoid) in Triangle theaters this weekend. Read more

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Ivins bucked both geography and genealogy to become a leading voice of the liberal left for more than fifty years. Read more

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It's your Friday cinema rundown, with starred reviews and blurbs on movies to see (or avoid) in Triangle theaters this weekend. Read more

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I had a hell of a time getting the register to balance, but there was a sense of pride that came with being part of something that had been there for so long. Read more

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The directorial debut by Rhys Ernst, a former "Transparent" producer who grew up in Chapel Hill, is an at once charming and deeply uncomfortable portrayal of queer romance. Read more

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There’s a moment in this gender-flipped remake of a 2006 Danish drama when Julianne Moore unleashes all of her firepower, and I swear my heart actually stopped for a beat. Read more

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At VHSitval and Cinema Overdrive this week, it's as if the heydays of Blockbuster Video and grindhouse cinema never ended. Read more

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The New York-based, North Carolina-bred film critic Godfrey Cheshire discusses his book "Conversations with Kairostami," for which he had unprecedented access to the great Iranian filmmaker. Read more

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It's your Friday cinema rundown, with starred reviews and blurbs on movies to see (or avoid) in Triangle theaters this weekend. Give us a while and it'll be pretty much comprehensive. Read more

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Welcome to our new Friday rundown—currently partial, but give us a few weeks and it'll be comprehensive—of movies you can see this weekend. Read more

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In the very funny and surprisingly moving new film, Maron is a pawnshop owner in Birmingham, Alabama, who stumbles into a strange moneymaking opportunity. Read more

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The independent movie theater is closing after nineteen years due to dwindling attendance, owners say. Read more

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I’ve been called everything from a purveyor of fake news to a “commie” since joining the INDY staff, but the most personally offensive thing I’ve heard on the job is that our own arts editor doesn't like The Beatles. Read more

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It doesn't bode well for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" that its Venice, Berlin, Prague, and London all feel like Busch Gardens in August, and Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio falls flat. Read more

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Trash that doesn't want to be a toy and a toy that doesn't want to be trash make for a half-daring, half-predictable next-gen version of the franchise. Read more

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What if "Men in Black," but Morocco and Chris Hemsworth's torso? Read more

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This isn't Olivier Assayas's best, but fine actors such as Juliette Binoche make the most of a script cribbed from decade-old think pieces. Read more

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The documentary "Hail Satan?" is a funny, compelling look at the Satanic Temple's political agendas, just-so characters, and deeper undercurrents. Read more

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Fellow Tolkien nerds, be forewarned: As a movie-going experience, this is surprisingly depressing. Read more

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