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Ten Best Ways to Make a Movie on the Economy

October 22, 2014
WE THE ECONOMY

It’s big. It’s complex. It’s abstract. So how do you make a movie about the economy?

A Documentary Monument: KARAMAY

October 20, 2014
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The public record of a suppressed tragedy earns its six-hour runtime with immersion in a community’s grief.

10 Must-Sees at the 50th Chicago International

October 10, 2014
NEXT TO HER

Panning for gold at the Chicago International Film Festival turns up gems.

The World’s Greatest Docs, All in One Video

October 9, 2014
THE EMPEROR'S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON

Watch the thirty greatest documentaries of all time in six minutes.

From TIFF’s Wavelengths to NYFF’s Projections

October 1, 2014
SEA OF VAPORS

On the best new experimental films and all-consuming pieces of cinema to hit North America.

When Two Italian Masters Rejected Neorealism

September 26, 2014

Reality can’t be trusted: a look at Fellini and Antonioni’s contributions to LOVE IN THE CITY.

MANAKAMANA Mergings

September 14, 2014
MANAKAMANA

Most amusement park rides overwhelm you in sensory overload; this one brings you back to your senses.

Three Movies in One: WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

September 9, 2014
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL

A three-pronged approach to one troubling, moving immigration story, from Honduras to the Mexican desert, with Gael Garcia Bernal.

A Futuristic History Tour at the Shanghai Film Museum

August 27, 2014

High-tech installations and interactive touch screens transform Shanghai’s movie history into a futuristic experience.

Sowing the Seeds of KANE: Orson Welles’ TOO MUCH JOHNSON

August 21, 2014
TOO MUCH JOHNSON

Lost, found and refurbished, TOO MUCH JOHNSON reveals a young Orson Welles familiarizing himself with the techniques that would eventually turn Hollywood filmmaking upside down.

Why The Best Film of the Year So Far Is THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT

August 1, 2014 | 3 Comments
THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT

With an utterly new way of looking, THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT turns a tiny apartment into an almost magical ecosystem.

Bechdel-sploitation: Erotic Films that Pass the Test

July 22, 2014
CLIP

With women’s newfound control over sexual expression, the question of what a truly progressive feminism ‘looks like’ remains open for debate.