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Jodie Mack: Cut Out for This

September 16, 2014
YARD WORK IS HARD WORK

Mack has developed and refined a highly idiosyncratic approach to animated imagery.

HORSES OF GOD: The Making of a Martyr

September 10, 2014
HORSES OF GOD

What makes their journey so compelling, and this portrait so eye-opening, is that these young men are not politically motivated until they are recruited.

Identity, Immigration and a Pointed Question: WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

September 9, 2014
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL

The body of a man, beginning to decompose in the desert sun, is found in August of 2010. He bears no ID, and only a prayer pamphlet in his pocket.

Flaherty’s Fires in a Frozen North

September 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
ROBERT FLAHERTY

NANOOK OF THE NORTH: on the flammable life of a ‘nonfiction’ classic.

Radley Metzger and the ‘Arty’ Adult Film

September 5, 2014
THE LICKERISH QUARTET

Traveling back to the heydays of 1960s softcore and 1970s hardcore ‘sinema’ with Radley Metzger’s singular sex-film creations.

American Dreams and American Obstinance

September 2, 2014
THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

Taking a close look at the ‘business’ of America.

‘An Education:’ CARTOON COLLEGE

August 29, 2014

Maybe ‘Cartoon College’ is an arty Island of Misfit Toys, but the industry isn’t and part of maturing into the field is observing that transition.

Extra! The News Comedy

August 26, 2014
NOTHING SACRED

Diminished standards, ethical bankruptcy, the easy propagation of mistruths—unique to modern journalism? Let’s consider the history.

Grade-Z and Loving It: Amir Shervan

August 25, 2014 | 5 Comments
SAMURAI COP

There’s more of the excavated Amir Shervan on the way, and bad-movie fans should be waiting with bated breath.

Black, White: OTOMO and Ferguson

August 24, 2014
OTOMO

Though OTOMO’s story took place more than two decades ago, the film paints a portrait that feels contemporary: a city divided by rampant racism and xenophobia on one hand, and tolerance on the other.

Rediscovery: Orson Welles’ TOO MUCH JOHNSON

August 21, 2014
TOO MUCH JOHNSON

Once thought lost, now found—and re-presented—TOO MUCH JOHNSON is funny, clever, cheeky, inventive and genuinely accomplished.

Democracy, Dictatorship and Argentine Film

August 20, 2014
THE PRIZE

The end of state violence and return of democracy represented but a first step in rehabilitating Argentine politics.