The feature debut of director Nikyatu Jusu,Nanny contrasts the horror of the immigrant experience in modern America with something darker, while swapping the expected tropes of hope and opportunity for a palpable sadness for culture and community left behind.Nanny takes a slowburn, psychological approach to its scares, but Diop is phenomenal throughout, and the meticulous pacing and gorgeous cinematography means every frame lingers.
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Is it possible to be nostalgic for a time and place you may never have been toLicorice PizzaPaul Thomas Anderson’s ode to 1970s San Fernando Valleymakes a strong case for yes. A comingofage comedy drama, the film follows 15yearold actor Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) and 25yearold photographer Alana Kane (Alana Haim) as they strike up an unlikely friendship.
With a solid supporting cast, including the everentertaining Jennifer Coolidge as the mother of the groom stealing every scene she graces with her gloriously chaotic presence, this is a wedding worth RSVPing to.
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Aisha (Anna Diop) is a Senegalese woman working as a nanny for a rich couple in New York City, hoping to earn enough to bring her son and cousin to join her in America.
With a sharper, smarter, and more globally aware script than the original, Coming 2 America defies the odds to be a comedy sequel that stands up to the reputation of its predecessor.
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Director Ron Howards latest gathers a topnotch castincluding Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgertonfor a dramatization of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, where a Thai junior soccer team and their assistant coach were trapped in the flooded cave system.
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