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Joel Edgerton and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga are both superb in this “beautifully restrained” drama about the Virginia couple that brought down America’s antimiscegenation laws, said Time.com. When Negga’s Mildred realizes she must fight, “her resolve becomes quietly formidable.”
Kirsten Johnson’s collage-like autobiographical documentary is “unlike anything you’ve seen before,” said The New York Times. A cinematographer who has often worked in conflict zones, she has woven together outtakes to create an affecting memoir about the world she’s witnessed.
In one of the first African films to score big in U.S. art houses, a Senegalese maid is surprised that her French employers treat her like a slave, said the Cherry Hill, N.J., Courier-Post. The “deceptively simple” 1966 drama “confronts themes of racism and colonialism with disarming perception.”