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Review: 'The Green Knight'

Writer-director David Lowery's The Green Knight opens in select theaters on Friday. At the Lens, critic Andrew Wyatt enthuses over the film's "marvelously weird" vision of a hero's journey:

Recommended: 'Lisey's Story'

The final episode of the Stephen King mini-series Lisey's Story premiered on AppleTV+ last week. At the Lens, critic Andrew Wyatt digs into this unusual collaboration between the pop-horror master and acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín:

Review: 'The Last Letter from Your Lover'

Director Augustine Frizzell's The Last Letter from Your Lover is available to stream from Netflix today. At the Lens, critic Kayla McCulloch has a review of the film, which is an adaptation of Jojo Moyes' bestselling novel:

Review: 'The Witches of the Orient'

The Witches of the Orient, director Julien Faraut's documentary on the Japan women's national volley ball team of the 1960s, is now playing in select theaters and virtual cinemas. Critic Joshua Ray has a review:

Review: 'Pig'

Writer-director Michael Sarnoski's feature debut Pig opens select theaters tomorrow. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review of the film, which he says is one of the year's best:

Culturally Significant: 'Rocky'

Film studies professor and writer Frank P. Tomasulo, Ph.D., turns his skeptical eye on Rocky (1976) for "Culturally Significant", a new occasional series at The Lens that re-examines the works of the American cinematic canon.

Recommended: 'Bringing Up Baby'

On the occasion of a new Blu-ray release of the film, critic Kayla McCulloch sings the praises of Howard Hawks' 1938 classic Bringing Up Baby, explaining why it still stands up as one of the greatest screwball comedies of all time:

Review: 'Dachra'

The Tunisian horror film Dachra opens in virtual cinemas tomorrow. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review of writer-director Abdelhamid Bouchnak's North African spin on the "cannibal hillbilly horror" subgenre:

Review: 'Zola'

Director Janicza Bravo's new feature Zola -- allegedly the first film inspired by a Twitter thread -- is now playing in select theaters. Lens critic Joshua Ray has a review: