Alive with political rage, Robin Campillo’s drama re-creates the early ’90s intensity of Paris’s local chapter of ACT UP, a group mostly composed of HIV-positive men who threw themselves into the fight even as their health was fading. We see them strategizing, interrupting fancy galas, making themselves loud and proud, and getting results. BPM is fascinating on this wonky level alone (all activists should check it out), so when it plunges into one achingly personal love affair, the experience becomes devastating. Showtimes and tickets
Drawing on the finest that world cinema has to offer, the cherry-picked New York Film Festival is the most elegantly curated film showcase of the year. This year’s 55th annual event is no exception: Sundance and Cannes favorites jostle with some high-profile world premieres in a lineup of 25 “main slate” features. We’ve scoured the list and put in the viewing hours to suggest these ten titles, the best of the bunch. Check out our interviews with The Florida Project’s Willem Dafoe and Call Me by Your Name’s Michael Stuhlbarg but most of all, see these movies.
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