Reel Talk: Claire Denis’s ‘High Life’ is a brutal yet tender expedition into space and human spirit

Director Claire Denis’ new film “High Life” combines stunning visuals with a somewhat bizarre, provocative plot.

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The in-group: How aliens have become reflections of ourselves

It is the mere possibility of alien existence that enables us to walk into the tight-knit, exclusive hangout down the hall, feeling a little less awkward and flushed than the time before. Let me explain. When I think of the quintessential alien of the science fiction genre, I immediately see

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