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Take a Virtual Vacation With the 12 Best Movies Set in France

Two years into the global coronavirus pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, we’re  really missing visiting Paris – and some of our other favorite places in France. Since we can’t get there for real at the moment, we’ll settle for a cinematic journey instead. Our correspondent and resident cineaste Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 best movies set in Paris or France for a virtual vacation trip or a home movie marathon.

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14 Feature Films and Documentaries Best about Black Americans

The quest to become a more effective ally of the Black community in the U.S. begins with an earnest attempt to understand the actual lived experience of African Americans. There are many ways to do so. One is by watching one or more of the masterful films about Black lives and race in America. There are hundreds of them, and our resident cineaste Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 14 excellent films to start with. What movies are the best to watch to better understand Black lives in America and the corrosive effects of racism? These are our picks of 14 of the best, most insightful feature films and documentaries to watch made by and/or about African-Americans and the history of Black people in the U.S.

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12 Best Movies Ever about Celebrations and Love on New Year’s Eve

Love it or dread it, New Year’s Eve (NYE) is fast approaching.  If you decide to stay in and make it a New Year’s Eve movie marathon, what should you watch? What are the best films to watch on New Year’s Eve?  Which movies actually help make some sense of this momentous time of year? What are the best movies ever about celebrations and love on New Year’s Eve (NYE)? Our resident cineaste and film expert Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of exemplary movies with scenes set on New Year’s Eve. Grab some popcorn and read on.