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Deep emotions with (dubbed) “Dunkirk”

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Soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force fire at low flying German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. (Photo: public domain)

“I’m a Brit, so watching the movie in Leipzig was a disturbing experience.”

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German film classics: online treasure trove

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Many a classic German film available online to stream for free, in the public domain.

A starter selection of German film gems in the public domain to watch online.

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Mastering grief in “Manchester by the Sea”

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Luckily for viewers, Manchester by the Sea - via the mastery of its writer/director - does not throw these tragedies in their faces all at once; it's a gradual process of discovery. Review at http://leipglo.com

The film’s Oscar-winning protagonist manages to convey the overwhelming weight of grief in his silence and body language, without an ounce of overacting.

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Botswana: founded on interracial love

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"The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world," Tanzania's Julius Nyerere has been quoted as saying. Watch their tale unfold on screen, and how it relates to Botswana's statehood, Monday at Regina Palast. Original photo of the couple used in the movie "A United Kingdom" and related publicity.

“The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world,” Julius Nyerere reportedly said. Watch their tale unfold – and how it relates to Botswana’s statehood – in “A United Kingdom,” playing at Leipzig cinemas.

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“Moonlight” a delicate, complex canvas

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Moonlight / ocean. Public domain photo.

It had been a while since I’d looked at a movie truly as a work of art – I did so with Moonlight.

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Is “Hidden Figures” too rosy a picture?

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Hidden Figures could have used a bit more gray besides its nearly rosy portrayal of brilliant black women's lives amid the Civil Rights Movement and a male-dominated field. Photo: public domain

As characters in this acclaimed movie, the white people are mostly background, who barely react in the midst of the revolution these women bring into their segregated bubble.

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