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Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in the 2017 film Darkest Hour. Jack English/Focus Features

Brexit and the lessons of history

Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
Moviegoers familiarize themselves with the joystick that will allow them to interact with the film ‘I’m Your Man’ during its premiere on Dec. 16, 1992. AP Photo/Richard Harbus

From Smell-O-Vision to Astrocolor, the film industry’s biggest innovation flops

Sound, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These inventions decidedly did not.
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight (2016), one of the best American films in years. A24, PASTEL, Plan B Entertainment

2017 in film: a return to form for the Hollywood blockbuster

From the superb Moonlight to the exuberant Thor: Ragnarok, it has been a rather good year for film. Here's our take on the best (and the rest).
Taraneh Alidousti and Shahab Hosseini in Iran’s The Salesman. Memento Films Distribution

Forget La La Land – best foreign language Oscar nominees show the true diversity of cinema

The best of global cinema from Germany to Iran and Vanuatu.

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