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Spotlight: The Greek Weird Wave

Catapulted by Greece’s recent financial crisis, this week's spotlight highlights the Greek Weird Wave, a movement focused on Greece’s decade-long financial, social, and political turmoil. Through their unsettling realism, these films seek to uncover the macabre and bizarre within everyday life.

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Spotlight: Favorite Series of 2021

As the holiday season begins, we offer our favorite series of 2021 for your bingeing pleasure. Some of these series launched this year; others kept going strong; and a few came to a close. From fantasy to gritty reality, from Israel to Iceland, from detectives and cleaners to monsters and zombies, this lineup has something for everyone.

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Spotlight: Golden Horse Awards

As the Golden Horse Awards draw near, we present a slate of films from the Taiwanese New Wave that were nominated for or won the award for Best Feature Film. Together, they represent an era of cinema known for its realistic portrayals of quotidian life in Taiwan.

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Spotlight: Body Horror Anime

Feast your eyes as this week's spotlight brings together the human and the grotesque through the boundless medium of animation. These anime films and series nauseate and fascinate while exploring themes of corruption, agency, and power through body horror.

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Spotlight: Chance Encounters

Sometimes, all it takes for everything to change is being in the right place at the right time. This week, we explore chance encounters in film—the moments of fateful coincidence that turn ordinary lives upside down, for better or for worse.

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Spotlight: Animal Planet: Great Animal Documentaries

As global leaders meet for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, and shape the fate of our planet, we offer this slate of great documentary films about the animals -- wild and domestic -- that share this planet with us.

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Spotlight: Halloween

A longstanding and distinctive trope of Asian horror is that of the vengeful female – women who were wronged in life and who return after death to exact their revenge. To celebrate Halloween, this Spotlight features some of the most chilling stories of women out to settle the score.

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Spotlight: Cities: London

From 1935 to the present, from the south of the city to the north, and spanning genres from horror to science fiction to romantic comedy, we present films made in and about London. Here the city is not just a backdrop, but an integral part of the characters’ lives and the stories that are told about them.

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Spotlight: Girls and Girlhood

What does it mean to be a girl? There may be an infinite number of answers to this question. This week, in celebration of the International Day of the Girl, we look at young female protagonists and the diverse experiences of girlhood that transcend time and geographical borders.

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