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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.


Friday, September 13 2013

‘Salinger’ and the Hard Sell

The documentary Salinger does a decent job of filling in the blanks of the writer's already examined life. What it doesn't do is answer the most important question surrounding the scribe's life. Why?


Monday, June 3 2013

‘Doin’ It In the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC’: Trash Talk and Poetry

The film captures the sheer joy and the sincere commitment players bring to the battle, their mutual appreciation and their deep understanding of history.


Friday, April 12 2013

‘This Ain’t California’: Skateboarding, Filmmaking, and Finding Freedom

In Alexanderplatz, the skate punks find the perfect place to stretch out and fly, to resist and have fun, they find "corners, edges, and smooth surfaces everywhere: it was fantastic."


Sunday, August 5 2012

Standing at the Edge of a Cliff: China in Two Books

Like the scene in romantic movies where two lovers see each other from across a crowded room and begin running towards one another, culturally the US seems to be rushing towards China as fast as China is rushing towards the US.


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