The gorgeous, moving Run For It brings to light Brazil’s hidden slave history

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Over the course of the Atlantic slave trade, Brazil received more enslaved Africans than any other country in the world—approximately 40 percent of all enslaved Africans landed in Brazil. This fact is often overlooked, and, with it, the rich, lengthy, and tumultuous story of slave escapes and rebellions in Brazil.…

The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, Blade Runner reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of film noir and its ’70s derivative, neo-noir, for the paranoid cityscape of the future: a dark, rainy, multi-lingual Los Angeles where a detective in a trench coat trails…

Brazil’s getting a new Sega Genesis that looks just like the old one

Sega may have dropped out of the console business with the death of the Dreamcast in 2001, but there’s at least one place where its systems have lived on well beyond their expected lifespans: Brazil. Thanks to its deal with a local toy manufacturer, Tectoy, Sega beat Nintendo to market in Brazil in the early ’90s and…

Have a Lethal Gremlins French Connection Christmas: 21 non-holiday holiday movies

Every December it’s the same, as we settle down with classics like White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle On 34th Street. Frankly, after so many years, these standards have been rerun so often as to absolutely lose all meaning. So this year, we suggest an off-brand breed of holiday film. These cinematic…