Thursday, October 30 2014
Showrunners misses the opportunity to explore why creating fictional worlds continues to be gendered as masculine in our cultural imagination.
Monday, September 15 2014
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.
Wednesday, September 10 2014
Never once do Night Moves's three lead characters genuinely consider the ramifications of what they're doing. Naturally, they can't foresee their downfall.
Monday, September 8 2014
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 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
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
There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them.
Thursday, July 17 2014
"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."
Tuesday, June 17 2014
This is an excellent, engrossing amalgamation of the history of Bettie Page.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
Aimed at younger viewers, this BFI period collection about runaways and tearaways manages a good mix of entertainment, education and social commentary.