Seven Indie Movies out This Weekend You Don't Know About but Should

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Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here are some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited, for better or worse:

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Watch History's Most Sexist Local News Dude Report on the 1970 National Women's Strike

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One of 2014's best films, Mary Dore's She's Beautiful When She's Angry is an urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism, the movement that -- no matter what its detractors insist -- has fundamentally shaped most aspects of our lives today.


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Has Jennifer Lawrence Outgrown Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games?

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Jennifer Lawrence in Mockingjay
Can The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 keep up with the first two films? Why was the final book split into two movies? Does Katniss even want to be part of this revolution? On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, we discuss all things Hunger Games before moving on to a documentary about Sheffield, England's Pulp, and finishing with a recommendation for Happy Valley, a documentary on the fallout after the Penn State scandal. Be sure to follow our hosts on Twitter: Alan Scherstuhl (@studiesincrap), Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek), and Amy Nicholson (@theamynicholson).

Here's a full rundown of the show:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (11:50)
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (31:00)
Happy Valley (35:46)

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Here's the 1969 Bill Cosby Routine About Wanting to Drug Women's Drinks

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Time was, this country responded to rape accusations against America's Sweater Dad, Bill Cosby, the same way Cosby's Noah did to God's command that he put two of each animal onto a boat: by saying, "Riiiiiiiiiiigghhhht" and then moving on.


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Eight Movies Opening This Weekend You Don't Know About but Should

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Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here are some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited, for better or worse (click on the movie title to read the full review).

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Podcast: It's Our All 'Daily Show' Week With 'Foxcatcher' and 'Rosewater'

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Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher.
It's a special Daily Show edition of the Voice Film Club podcast, as we talk about Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher (starring Steve Carell) and move on to Rosewater, the movie Jon Stewart left The Daily Show for three months in 2013 to direct. Both are in theaters starting November 14.

Here's a full rundown of this week's podcast. Click on the links to read more about each topic.

- The Hobbit movies aren't just movies, they are play dates (3:30)
- Foxcatcher (8:10)
- Rosewater (21:41)
- The story of a group of kids who re-shot Raiders of the Lost Ark in the '80s (35:05)
- Beyond the Lights (51:50)

Be sure to follow our hosts on Twitter: Alan Scherstuhl (@studiesincrap), Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek), and Amy Nicholson (@theamynicholson).

Eight Movies Out This Weekend You Don't Know About But Should

Categories: Film and TV

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Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here are some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited, for better or worse:


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The Top 25 Space Movies Since the Big Bang

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Our film critics didn't come away from Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar with much praise, but it did get us thinking about other flicks -- epics, comedies, and truly weird classics -- set in or about the great beyond. Below are our 25 favorite space movies since the Big Bang.

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Film Podcast: Interstellar Is Grand But It Doesn't Connect

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Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar is a big, ambitious picture, but it didn't connect with our critics. We discuss the film at the top of this week's podcast before moving on to a few other notable entries on screens large and small this week.

- The Disney film Big Hero 6 (At 29 minutes)
- The Stephen and Jane Hawking story The Theory of Everything (At 38:30)
- Jean-Luc Godard's visually playful Goodbye to Language (At 49:45)
- The stellar, infuriating new doc on Netflix, Virunga (At 52:40)
- Margaret Brown's BP oil spill documentary The Great Invisible (At 56:25)

Your hosts are Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly, along with Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice.

Five Movies Out This Weekend You Don't Know About But Should

Categories: Film and TV

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Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here's some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited, for better or worse -- click on the movie title to read the full review.

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