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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Spoofing the Cold War mindset and the spy movies it spawned, French film OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies is a cinematic bon bon with a crunchy nut at its center. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka Agent 117 in the Office of Strategic Services,

Room on the Broom

The ever-so-slightly fractured fairy tale Room on the Broom is pure delight, like the bubbly laugh of the witch (voice of Gillian Anderson) who collects a menagerie of unlikely traveling companions. With a dash of drollery, Simon Pegg crisply narrates the text of Julia Donaldson’s

Beautiful People

Two men on a crowded London bus suddenly recognize each other and begin a brawl that will land them in side-by-side hospital beds. Once neighbors in a small Bosnian town, this Serb and Croat grew into bitter enemies, and their hatred remains intact even after

Howl

A mash-up of docudrama, animation, and literature, Howl is a bold attempt to explore the impact of a seminal poem and the writer who burst forth from its creation. In their first non-documentary film, the team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman create a mixed