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Review: “Dunkirk,” A War Movie About Patriotic Ciphers

Richard Brody reviews Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” a movie about the British evacuation of France during the Second World War.

What to Stream This Weekend: Five Cinematic Worlds in Twenty-Two Minutes or Less

Richard Brody on five exceptional short films to watch this weekend, including movies by Alexander Payne, Lois Weber, Terence Nance, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Agnès Varda.

Empty East-Versus-West Espionage in “Atomic Blonde”

Richard Brody reviews “Atomic Blonde,” a new spy action-drama set in the last days of the Berlin Wall, starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.

Postscript: Jeanne Moreau, a Grande Dame of the French New Wave, Dies at the Age of Eighty-Nine

Richard Brody on the life, career, and idea of the venerable French actress Jeanne Moreau, who died on July 31st at the age of eighty-nine.

The Front Row: “Sergeant Rutledge”

Richard Brody on John Ford’s film “Sergeant Rutledge,” about a black soldier who is charged with raping and murdering a white woman.

“Farrebique” and “Biquefarre”: Two Classic Hybrids of Fiction and Nonf

Richard Brody writes about two films by the director Georges Rouquier, Farrebique” and “Biquefarre,” which are screening at Anthology Film Archives this week.

I Watched “Die Hard” for the First Time

Richard Brody reviews the nineteen-eighties action blockbuster “Die Hard,” which he just watched for the first time.

What to Stream This Weekend: Five Unconventional Love Stories

Richard Brody rounds up five films to stream on video services such as Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube, including “The Break-Up,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.

The Immoral Artistry of Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit”

Richard Brody on the moral failure of Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” in its meticulous dramatization of all too real brutality, violence, and suffering.

Jeanne Moreau’s “Lumière” Deserves to Be Revived

Richard Brody writes about “Lumière,” the late actress Jeanne Moreau’s directorial début, from 1976.

Eighties Action Movies I’ve Never Seen: “Sudden Impact,” the Fourth of the Dirty Harry Films

Richard Brody reviews the Dirty Harry movie “Sudden Impact,” in which Clint Eastwood utters his famous phrase of vigilante law and order.

Movies to Stream This Weekend: Rare Films Available—for Free—with a New York Public Library Card

Richard Brody recommends five films, some from the Criterion Collection, available to stream for free for New York Public Library card-holders.

Natalie Portman’s Great Bilingual Performance in “Planetarium”

Richard Brody on the new French film “Planetarium,” starring Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, and Emmanuel Salinger, and directed by Rebecca Zlotowski.

The Safdie Brothers’ Transcendent “Good Time”

Richard Brody reviews the Safdie brothers’ transcendent “Good Time,” starring Robert Pattinson.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Best Cyborg Performance Wasn’t In “The Terminator”

Richard Brody on James Cameron’s “The Terminator,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What to Stream This Weekend: Seaside Frolics

Richard Brody rounds up five films to stream on video services such as Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube, including “Moonrise Kingdom,” directed by Wes Anderson.

The Ideological Mad Libs of “Nocturama”

Richard Brody reviews “Nocturama,” Bertrand Bonello’s new film about young terrorists in the Paris region.

The Front Row: “Daddy Longlegs”

Richard Brody writes about “Daddy Longlegs,” the début feature from the brothers and directing collaborators Josh and Benny Safdie.

Steven Soderbergh’s Tangy, Folksy Return with “Logan Lucky”

Richard Brody reviews Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky,” starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, and compares it to the films of the Coen brothers.

The Misunderstood Ambition of “Hudson Hawk”

Richard Brody reviews “Hudson Hawk,” the 1991 action movie starring Bruce Willis and Andie MacDowell, as part of a series revisiting films from the eighties and nineties.