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Monday, September 15 2014

‘Last Days of Vietnam’ Reveals the Lessons Still Unlearned

In Last Days in Vietnam, archival footage is both thrilling and heartbreaking, at once emblematic of the broader saga of so many mistakes set against so many heroic efforts.


Monday, September 8 2014

‘A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY’: Tales of How to Stay Alive

Knowledge of what might happen, a sense of limits and possibilities, make New York firefighters' lives simultaneously extraordinary and essential.


Friday, September 5 2014

‘Gringo Trails’ Explores the Complicated Business of Tourism

Gringo Trails doesn't explore the construction of travelers' desire for an "authentic" experience, but instead focuses on its effects: the global tourism industry.


Friday, August 29 2014

‘After Tiller’: Difficult Decisions for Patients and Doctors

The work of Dr. Susan Robinson forms the focus of Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's intelligent, conscientious documentary, After Tiller, premiering on PBS' POV series on September 1.


Wednesday, July 30 2014

Have Our ‘Hearts and Minds’ Really Changed?

There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them.


Thursday, July 17 2014

‘A Constantly Driving Feeling’: Interview with Orlando Von Einsiedel

"The rangers risk their lives every day because of their hope for the park, and the hope that this amazing place promises for Eastern Congo."


Wednesday, July 2 2014

‘Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China’ Is both Trivial and Expansive

There is nothing hidden about the world of these stories, and Yu Hua’s writing is defined by its plainspoken voice and depiction of quotidian lives.


Tuesday, June 17 2014

‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Is Touching, Not Exploitative

This is an excellent, engrossing amalgamation of the history of Bettie Page.


Wednesday, May 21 2014

‘God Loves Uganda’ Is a Timely Exposé, but It’s Also Unimpressive Cinema

God Loves Uganda exists to educate and enrage; it paints a clear portrait of good versus evil.


Thursday, December 19 2013

The Passionate Objectivity of ‘Le joli mai’

The rare documentary that captures its subjects honestly while revealing the filmmakers' intentions with candor and humor, Le joli mai continues to charm and enlighten a half-century on.


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Beijing Coma by Ma Jian (Reviews) [22.Oct.09]
After the Storm (Reviews) [8.Oct.09]
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