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Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Energy

Sam Adams Slate
Martin Scorsese blends fact and fiction for a playfully experimental film about the most freewheeling tour Bob Dylan ever did. The true shock of Rolling Thunder Revue is in how good, how alive, Dylan is on stage.

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Roberto Gavaldón: Mexico’s Auteur of Noir

Will Noah New York Review of Books
The film series “Roberto Gavaldón: Night Falls in Mexico” at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) showcases the rarely screened signature achievement of the Western hemisphere’s second-most-robust film industry in the decades surrounding World War II.

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Agnès Varda Is Dead at 90; Influential French New Wave Filmmaker

John Anderson The New York Times
French director Agnès Varda, who died Friday at her home in Paris, was the only woman associated with the new wave during that film movement’s peak. She made films for more than 60 years, and in the latter part of her career focused on documentaries.
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