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Source:  The New York Times

The New York Times chief film critics, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, have released their list of the best movies of 2019 so far.  Two documentaries are among the list.

Rolling Thunder Revue – Subtitled “A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese,” this documentary chronicles the free-form concert tour that Dylan and assorted colleagues began in 1975 and blends scenes shot at the time with new, fictionalized episodes.

Manohla Dargis’s Take  “It’s at once a celebration and a rescue mission (it draws heavily on restored film footage), as well as another chapter in Scorsese’s decades-long chronicling of Dylan.”

Available on Netflix.

The Edge of Democracy – “The Edge of Democracy” examines Brazilian politics — two recent presidents in disgrace, the current one leaning toward authoritarianism — from the outraged point of view of the filmmaker, Petra Costa.

A.O. Scott’s Take – Costa’s take “is by turns incredulous, indignant and self-questioning.”  Her film is “a chronicle of civic betrayal and the abuse of power, and also of heartbreak.”

Available on Netflix.

See the rest of the list at The New York Times.

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