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    Nick Broomfield's 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' Says the LAPD Ignored a Serial Killer Because His Victims Were Poor and Nonwhite

    Nick Broomfield's documentary says the Los Angeles police let a murderer roam free in South Central for decades.

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    The World of John Boorman: The Land and the King are One

    With his final film, "Queen and Country," just acquired for U.S. distribution, we look back at the "Deliverance" director's great career.

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    Goodbye Language, Hello Communication: Jean-Luc Godard and Ryan Trecartin Find a Lingua Franca Beyond Words

    Godard's "Goodbye to Language" puts him in the neighborhood of a video artist a third his age.

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    'Citizenfour' and Documentaries in the Paranoid Style

    How do dangerous circumstances affect documentary filmmaking — and should we care?

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    Fontaínhas Follies: Pedro Costa Charts a Community's Life, and Death

    From "Ossos" to "Horse Money," a Cape Verdean neighborhood passes into memory and myth.

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    'Boyhood's Great. Now What About 'Girlhood'?

    Asia Argento's "Misunderstood" and Alice Rohrwacher's "The Wonders" are coming-of-age stories from a female POV.

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    In ''71' and 'Timbuktu,' War Is Other People

    Yann Demange's take on the Northern Irish conflict grinds down its characters' humanity, while in Abderrhamane Sissako's anti-Islamist parable, everyone has his reasons.

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    'Jauja' and 'The Princess of France': Inside the Impenetrable

    Adapting Shakespeare and exploring colonialism, movies by Mathías Piñero and Lisandro Alonso ask us to watch them in different ways.

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    'Gone Girl' and the Female Gaze

    In David Fincher and Gillan Flynn's movie, a woman is not the story but its teller.

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