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Andrzej Wajda, RIP

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On October 10, 2016

Andrzej Wajda, the bard of political freedom in film and, in my opinion, the greatest living filmmaker, is dead at the age of 90. Wajda’s career is absolutely titanic. His legendary trilogy of W

Show Down at Aspen

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On August 17, 2016

Many years ago, a historian friend showed me a copy of the British documentary “Show Down at Aspen,” on Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 campaign for mayor of Aspen. Finally, I have found i

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Bridges

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On August 12, 2016
Bilge Ebiri has a good essay on Jeff Bridges’s career. Maybe Bridges absorbed some aspect of this uncertainty, let it grow inside him into a kind of stance against his times. He made a startling number of westerns and neo-westerns in the Seventies, a decade when the western was supposed to be dead — from […]

Kiarostami

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On July 5, 2016

Bilge Ebiri’s remembrance of Abbas Kiarostami’s work is well worth your time. These movies identify the filmmaker as a student of behavior. But the repetitiveness also has a cumulative pow

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Born in Flames

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On April 10, 2016
I don’t want to embed because I don’t want it to somehow be taken down, but you really should watch the 1983 film Born in Flames. Imagine a world 10 years after a Bernie Sanders-style socialist revolution. The Party is leading the nation but women are as oppressed as ever. So a collective of black […]

Saying No

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On April 3, 2016

Tonight’s film is a genuinely useful PSA from 1982 about women taking control over their own bodies. Plus the biggest douche in the film has Larry Bird hair. Share

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