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In The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Montgomery (Jonathan Majors, left) and Jimmie (Jimmie Fails) are best friends who squat in Jimmie’s former family home and set out to restore it to grandeur.
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‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ Will Make You Cry

The Last Black Man in San Francisco wrests lyrical beauty from a tale of gentrification, economic inequality, and homesickness.

Jobyna Ralston was the warm, spunky leading lady who inspired Harold Lloyd to unforgettable classic romantic gags, especially when she played a traveling show dancer and he played a sheriff’s son in his masterpiece “The Kid Brother.”
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Down at the Farm, in L.A.

Harold Lloyd creates a buoyant rural fantasyland; Charles Burnett reveals the Deep South in South L.A.

Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti in HBO's "My Brilliant Friend."
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Ferrante Fever

‘My Brilliant Friend’ is a coming of age series that rivals Virgil’s ‘Aeneid.’

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Is Bingeing Better?

We’re sitting and bingeing on filmed entertainment for hours at a time. Does that mean the two-hour movie format is dead?

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Feeling the Force

Longtime movie critic David Ansen has a confession: He’s not wild about the “Star Wars" movies. And that doesn't sit well with fans of the Force.

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright's "Darkest Hour," a Focus Features release.
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Unbroken Bulldog

Winston Churchill is the hero in our soft-minded and cliched interpretation of modern history. But “Darkest Hour” respects history and the chaotic personality of Churchill.

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Summer of War

“Monterey Pop” celebrated the Summer of Love that quickly was overtaken by the quagmire documented in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War.”