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‘Drive My Car’ review: A director takes your heart for a spin

A quiet masterpiece from Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car” is a story about grief, love and work as well as the soul-sustaining, life-shaping power of art

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‘Passing’ review: Black skin, white masks

Based on Nella Larsen’s brilliant 1929 novel, “Passing” is an anguished story of identity and belonging. 

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‘Dune’ review: A hero in the making, on shifting sands

Timothee Chalamet looks young enough for the role (Paul is 15 when the novel opens) and can certainly strike a Byronic pose, complete with black coat and anguished hair. 

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‘The Last Duel’ review: A medieval epic in the age of #MeToo

Based on the fascinating true story of a lady, a knight and a squire in 14th-century France, the story was big news back in the day and has been retrofitted to contemporary sensibilities by Scott…

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