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San Junipero // Black Mirror (S3E04, Owen Harris).

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“Throughout all of these turns, Ali exhibits so much talent, resourcefulness and dashing, mega-watt charisma that it’s something of an embarrassment that no one in Hollywood has made him a matinee idol yet. He has triumphed as a supporting actor this year not by resigning himself to second-fiddle status or self-servingly stealing the show, but by fostering deep-rooted connections with the actors in his company and making every single moment pulse with resonance, no matter the size or stakes. That is what real support looks like. That is the Mahershala Ali way.”

2016 belonged to Mahershala Ali. Matthew Eng explains why.

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“You know that feeling when you see someone getting off a bus and their body language as they disembark… you can feel everything about that experience. I think we carry so much and communicate so much through our bodies. And there’s a really kind of guttural connection to that, as simple as seeing someone smile and wanting to smile. We share so much through small gestures that we make everyday and, for me, cinema is a language to express that because it can put you in the point of view of another body like no other medium. There’s traditional dance on film but I’m also interested in this other space, which is focused on just how we communicate, and how to express that through such a vibrant and living art form.”

Read: Tribeca alumnus Anna Rose Holmer talks to Matthew Eng about her gorgeous and psychologically-astute feature directorial debut, The Fits, now back at Metrograph for a limited time only!

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

We need the wisdom, leadership, and perseverance of Martin Luther King, Jr.​, now more than ever.

Here is what we can learn from Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and electrifying MLK drama Selma, by Matt Barone.