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‘There’s a cost for reaching’: The Grizzlies is a gripping look at poverty and colonialism

The Grizzlies transcends the usual sports movie cliches with a social justice message you need to hear

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5 things to know about Mati Diop, the First black woman to win the Cannes Grand Prix

At the Cannes Film Festival this month, Mati Diop became the first black woman to compete for the Palme d’Or. She’s also only the fourth woman in the festival’s 72-year history to win the Grand Prix, the Cannes equivalent of a silver medal.

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‘Wine Country’: How old are we, anyway?

In theory, there’s a lot to like about Wine Country. It’s two whole hours devoted to women in their 40s and 50s, an often invisible demographic in film. Rarely is it about marriage or children. It stars watchable and funny women. It passes the Beschdel Test in spades.

But with Wine Country, streaming now on Netflix, the result is as bland as the biscuit and asparagus tones that permeate the backdrop.

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