Movie Reviews: What To Watch

Be Kind Rewind

When two of our favorite guilty pleasures, Mos Def and Jack Black, team up with winsomely trippy Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), hilarity is inevitable. Black and Def accidentally erase the tapes at a local video store, and their low-tech, loopy, 20-minute remakes of blockbusters, from

Driving Miss Daisy to Rocky to Rush Hour 2, are rapturously full of Black's off-key sound tracks and balls-out impressions—his Jackie Chan alone is worth the $10.50.

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Taxi to the Dark Side

This squirm-inducing doc revisits Afghanistan's notorious Bagram prison and the case of an innocent 22-year-old Afghan cabdriver who died after five days of "interrogation" by U.S. soldiers. With gruesome photos of physical torture interspersed with interviews from former detainees and ex-soldiers, this necessary film is decidedly not a date movie—unless you're stepping out with Donald Rumsfeld.

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

A French movie centered on a completely paralyzed man sounds like a rough ride, but director Julian Schnabel makes it Oscar-worthy. Based on the memoir of magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke that left him with the use of only one eyelid, the real action explores his borderless imagination—think crashing icebergs and soaring acrobats—in this sumptuous new classic.

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Here's What Weddings Looked Like the Year You Were Born
​Let's embark on a 100-year journey through the history of nuptials, shall we?​
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Why "Treating Yourself" Is Such an American Idea
As the daughter of immigrants, I thought self-care was a luxury only rich families could afford.​
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What's New on Netflix in May
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Kesha Drops a Powerful New Track with Zedd, Makes Us Feel All the Feels
"This is more than a song. It's a declaration of my truth​."​​
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Stop Everything and Listen to Rihanna and Calvin Harris' New Heart-Stopping Club Banger
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Kanye West Liked Aziz Ansari's "Famous" Spoof So Much He Made It the Official Video
​​Classic Kanye.​
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This Quadriplegic Woman Has Spent $15,000 to Look Like Barbie
She wants to show other paralyzed women that their disabilities shouldn't prevent them from living out their dreams.​
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7 Wedding Traditions That Have Disappeared Over the Past Century
For most modern wedding guests, a "traditional" American wedding would be totally unrecognizable. ​
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The Death of the Cheesy Rom-Com
True-to-life love stories replaced fairytale cliché​s at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.​
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Why I Refuse to Get Botox
Actress Amanda Peet opens up about being afraid to look like a science project.​
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