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‘Zero Days’ Makes Clear: Innovation in Warfare Is Governed by Short-sightedness

The US, so brilliantly networked, so technologically advanced, is "the most vulnerable nation on earth".

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‘O.J. - Made in America’: Race, TV, and All Kinds of Heartbreak

This film offers a remarkable analysis of US systems of race, media, and justice that to this day seem to be turning more complex and less flexible.

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HRWFF 2016: ‘Starless Dreams’ + ‘The Crossing’

Two films in the 2016 Human Rights Watch Film Festival -- Starless Dreams focused on young girls detained in Iran and The Crossing, following Syrian refugees -- consider the ways that souls might be imprisoned, inside and outside of actual walls.

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Director Opens Up About His Obsessions in Documentary ‘De Palma’

The weirdly touching documentary De Palma is catnip for cinephiles, at least those who haven’t written off its subject, filmmaker and eternal provocateur Brian De Palma.

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‘Tickled’ Looks at Subculture and Companies That Profit From It

Smoothly shot and edited despite its handheld paranoid-thriller style, Tickled was one of the more talked-about premieres at this January’s Sundance Film Festival.

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‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Avoids the Usual Rock Doc Clichés

Janis Joplin's life and career get the American Masters treatment in a doc that provides useful reminders about her titanic spirit and talent.

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Vice: Season 4, Episode 13 - “State of Surveillance”

The Vice Team interviews the world's most infamous whistleblower, and hears why he's concerned.

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Documentary ‘Presenting Princess Shaw’ Presents Truths and Fictions

The documentary's remix of the protagonists experiences shapes a trajectory, invites identification with her struggle, presents her as mesmeric, self-aware.

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‘Of Men and War’: ‘I Still Can’t Get Used to the Way I Am’

This documentary respectfully observes the hard work of recovery, as Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans pursue their traumatic memories in order to live with them.

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‘Almost Holy’: A Controversial Mission to Save Kids in Ukraine

Almost Holy can’t make sense of the perpetual trauma facing kids in Mariupol, Ukraine. But it can show the battle waged against it.

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Why Make a Film About Anthony ‘Weiner’?

For all Weiner's focus on the mayoral campaign, on the media everywhere, and on Anthony Weiner, you're never not thinking of his wife, Huma Abedin.

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Cannes 2016: Survivors of Dictatorship Tell Their Stories in ‘Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy’

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's spare but searing documentary gives voice to those who suffered under Habré's regime.

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“To Make the Most of the Moments”: Interview with Filmmaker Suzanne Crocker

Suzanne Crocker and her family spent spend nine months in the bush in a small cabin with no electricity, no running water, and no clocks. She did however, bring a camera.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘The Lovers and the Despot’

An unbelievable story anchors The Lovers and the Despot, but a reluctance to frame it in an insightful way cripples it.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘The Anthropologist’

Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.

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United Shades of America: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Behind the Walls”

What's so funny about prison? Turns out, not a lot. W. Kamau Bell goes behind bars.

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‘Guapa’ Is Much More Than Simply a ‘Gay’ Novel

Haddad makes a single day swell to encompass the powerful struggle to define one's own self and to come to terms with the consequences of autonomy.

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United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell: Season 1, Episode 1

W. Kamau Bell travels as an outsider in his native America.

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VICE: Season 4, Episode 5 - “Meathooked and End of Water”

Vice covers the dual disasters of our modern meat and water industries, and how we're slowly running out of both resources.

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Time and Place and ‘Counting’

In Counting, observation is transformed into a set of questions, ethical and aesthetic, political and practical.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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