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Folklore and documentary merge in Aaron and Amanda Kopp's Liyana

Folklore and documentary merge in Aaron and Amanda Kopp's Liyana

It follows children in an orphanage as they write their own fairytale.

Shoplifters explores the complexities of family and poverty

Would you steal food to feed your family? Would you steal food to feed your fake family?

Dumplin’ is a heartwarming movie about body image, pageants, and Dolly Parton

The corniness doesn’t hinder the movie’s goals, nor is it done on accident

Dear Hallmark: Please make this cheesy Hanukkah movie!

Love and Latkes is the story of a lovable klutz named Rebecca who accidentally starts fires

The Princess Switch is fun nonsense

Vanessa Hudgens plays two identical women who are not twins

Wildlife is an intimate drama about marriage, pride, and wildfires

The characters are deeply flawed, and too enamored with the possibilities of life to have control over their reality.

Kusama: Infinity gives a troubled, visionary artist her due

Kusama: Infinity will play at Row House Cinema.

Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival returns with spotlight on tolerance, women directors

The annual event from Film Pittsburgh showcases 93 short films from 24 countries.

Joel Edgerton's Boy Erased

There's forgettable dialogue and unimaginative direction, but the subject sticks nonetheless.

The incomplete feminism of Widows

It's at times fun, gripping, and if you want, "empowering."

10th annual Sembène Film and Arts Festival features screenings, readings, and discussions

The festival runs November 7-10 and all events are free.

Barely mediocre Bohemian Rhapsody undersells the legend of Freddie Mercury

The movie can't decide whether it's a Freddie Mercury biopic or a Queen biopic, and is instead neither, falling closer to a long tribute with light backstory.

Good Manners offers a modern, female-led take on the werewolf tale

The Brazilian film screens at the Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival.

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