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The Moviegoer: June 25-July 1

Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films In the first half of the 20th century, hundreds of movies coined “race films” were created by black writers and directors, mostly outside of the Hollywood system. These films starred all black casts in stories that eschewed the negative stereotypes seen in mainstream studio movies.

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New video: 'T2 Trainspotting' is an unlikely sequel and surprisingly profound

New on Blu-ray

“T2 Trainspotting” (Sony DVD, $25.99; Blu-ray, $30.99; 4K, $45.99; also available on VOD)

One of the year’s unlikeliest sequels, “T2 Trainspotting” reunites the cast of the 1996 indie hit “Trainspotting” with its director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge in a story that catches up with the restless Scottish heroin addicts of Irvine Welsh’s original novel, 20 years later.

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First person: How the Bill Cosby trial was — and wasn't — like some of Hollywood's best legal dramas

A journalist from a big city wakes up in the same one-horse Pennsylvania town every day hoping for something — anything — to be different. ‎He trudges off to see men in long black garments make pronouncements, wondering why his life has come to this — wondering why, no matter what he does, the next morning the clock radio will go off at exactly the same time and leave him to do it all over again.

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'The Beguiled,' 'The Big Sick,' 'My Journey Through French Cinema' and other movie picks, June 23

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers.

Beatriz at Dinner Salma Hayek gives perhaps the best performance of her career as an empathetic holistic healer who comes face-to-face with a rotten billionaire real-estate mogul (a marvelous John Lithgow) in this queasily funny and suspenseful dark comedy from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White.

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'Shaun of the Dead's' Edgar Wright accelerates toward the mainstream with 'Baby Driver'

As the audience was settling into the theater before the world premiere of “Baby Driver” earlier this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, the energy level was stoked higher by a pre-show playlist of songs with “Baby” in the title curated by writer-director Edgar Wright himself.

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'Baby Driver' fever: More movies with cars, action and music

Edgar Wright is a filmmaker who unabashedly loves movies. Having put together programs in the past in L.A., Wright recently curated a series of chase movies for the BFI in London and a series of heist movies for the BAMcinématek in Brooklyn.

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