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Post image for Moving Forwards and Backwards in Time with ‘The Shining’

Picked apart and poured over by a confederacy of film-obsessed mavens with keen eyes and airtight attention spans, Stanley Kubrick’s opus The Shining (1980) has proven remarkably fecund over its 36-year lifetime.

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Post image for A Coming-of-Age Tale Set Amid Miami’s Delicate Ecology

MIAMI — There is a wordy, massive disclaimer at the beginning of director Terence Nance’s recent short film, “Swimming in Your Skin Again.”

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Post image for The Living Metal Scraps and Dancing Dolls of the Quay Brothers

When you watch a film by Stephen and Timothy Quay, those twin princes of darkness, you enter a shadow world.

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Post image for Conjuring Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Final 24 Hours

LONDON — American director Abel Ferrara’s newest film documents the final 24 hours of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s life in an intelligent way, without rhetoric or prudery.

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Post image for A New Documentary Champions the Photographer Who Captured Wright, Calder, and Nevelson

Photographers who shoot the work of famous artists are rarely celebrated in their own right, but a new documentary shifts the focus onto the man responsible for some of the most iconic images we have of Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, and Louise Nevelson.

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Post image for A Documentary Takes a Walk Through Hélio Oiticica’s Past

“My life has transformed itself into a montage of simultaneous things,” Hélio Oiticica wrote in a letter in 1971.

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Post image for Justine, a Prophet: Blindness and Vision in Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’

The opening shot of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (2011) is a close-up of Justine (played by Kirsten Dunst) her eyes shut, her wet, white-blonde hair wild, a feral halo around her face. And then she slowly opens her eyes.

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Post image for A Not-Quite-Great Documentary About the Greatest Art Forger of Our Time

“I think I can paint anything,” says Wolfgang Beltracchi, the infamous German art forger, in Arne Birkenstock’s documentary Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery.

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Post image for Haunted by the Present: Pedro Costa’s ‘Horse Money’

The history that underlies and often possesses Pedro Costa’s Horse Money, the final entry in the director’s Fontainhas tetralogy, is almost ironic – more than two decades in, Costa’s project has outlived its subject, the titular Lisbon slum now demolished by the Portuguese authorities.

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Post image for The Freedmen Fight for Tribal Citizenship in a New Documentary

OKLAHOMA CITY — “When you know what you really are and you haven’t been embraced or acknowledged, it’s horrible,” says Kenneth Payton, a descendant of the Cherokee Freedmen, in the documentary By Blood.

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