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Trans Sex Workers Tell Their Survival Story – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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There’s an eyebrow-raising second in The Stroll — a concurrently celebratory and elegiac documentary for HBO in regards to the transgender intercourse employees that after walked New York Metropolis’s Meatpacking District — made extra scathing as a result of it entails an ostensible ally. It’s a grainy ‘80s video snippet …

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Eugenio Derbez in Inspirational School Drama – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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From To Sir, With Love by Stand and Ship and Harmful Minds, inspirational dramas about devoted educators overcoming the apathy of deprived college students to develop their horizons typically persist with a system carved in stone. However when that system works, it really works. In uncommon cases, a film on …

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Emilia Jones & Scoot McNairy Revisit Gay History – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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Advised from the angle of a younger woman raised by her single homosexual father to be a girl who’s “strong and tolerant and not afraid of this world,” Fairyland reveals the intensely private nature of its origins in Alysia Abbott’s 2013 memoir at each step of the characters’ sophisticated evolution …

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Phoebe Dynevor & Alden Ehrenreich in Gender Clash – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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Throughout a caustically humorous early scene in Chloe Domont’s taut, female-forward replace on the ‘90s erotic thriller mannequin, Fair Play, entry-level staff sit on the primary flooring of high-roller New York funding agency Crest Capital, watching a type of numbing HR video seminars about making a safer office. As buzzwords …

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Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat in Soulful Study of Trauma – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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The same piercing intimacy and absence of sentimentality that Singaporean director Anthony Chen brought to the beautifully observed Ilo Ilo — winner of Cannes’ 2013 Camera d’Or for best first feature — makes affecting drama of a displaced West African woman’s struggle to survive in the wake of unimaginable tragedy …

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Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway in Juicy Thriller – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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Anyone who saw William Oldroyd’s 2016 first feature, the blisteringly indecorous Victorian tragedy Lady Macbeth, will know not to expect anything ordinary from his long-awaited follow-up. But even with those expectations in mind, what a strange and spellbinding psychological thriller he has woven out of Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel, Eileen, which …

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Doug Liman Doc Digs Into Brett Kavanaugh Hearings – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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The big news on opening day of Sundance was the addition of Justice, an investigative documentary notable as the first foray into nonfiction filmmaking for major-league director Doug Liman, and for the fact that its existence had been kept under wraps for more than a year, with all participants signing …

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Gael Garcia Bernal Shines as Trailblazing Luchador – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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Gael García Bernal nails his best role in years, giving a performance steeped in cheeky humor, resilience and radical self-belief — not to mention some amazingly nimble moves — as groundbreaking lucha libre wrestler Saúl Armendáriz in Cassandro. Seasoned documentarian Roger Ross Williams, who profiled Armendáriz in 2016 for the …

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Jeremy Allen White Lifts Afghan Refugee Comedy – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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There’s a loose template to many films that find a platform at Sundance and frequently disappear into the ether thereafter — the small-scale, muted mood piece that ambles along until something significant finally happens in the last half-hour or so. Your enjoyment of the quietly humorous character study Fremont will …

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Allison Williams in Killer Doll Horror – The Hollywood Reporter read full article at

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Director Gerard Johnstone and screenwriter Akela Cooper have their tongues planted firmly of their cheeks from the very begin of M3GAN, a satirical story of treacherous know-how by which the shocks and scares and even the cautionary notes should not lessened by the fulfilling vein of campy humor. Whereas comparability …

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