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Monday, March 30 2009

The Things They Carried


Monday, March 16 2009

Death on a Factory Farm

In exposing animal cruelty, Death on a Factory Farm inspires your outrage, a first step toward changing weak laws.


Monday, March 2 2009

John Cassavetes’ Faces: The Authenticity of Discomfort

The camera always gets too close in Cassavetes’ films. These aren’t close-ups; they are invasions of private space.


Sunday, March 1 2009

Woolf at the Door

Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.


Wednesday, January 28 2009

‘Art’: A Diminished Magnificence

Has any other art, even literature or music, ever exceeded the visual arts in its ambition, its richness, and its sheer beauty?


Thursday, November 6 2008

Keith Haring: Warhol, Jr.

The Universe of Keith Haring digs under the artist's pop veneer and goes all the way to the surface, finding some kind of meaning in simplicity.


Friday, September 12 2008

1967 — a very good year for the antihero


Tuesday, August 5 2008

POV: Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

With his life and career in one of their several turnarounds, Cash is here an ideal documentary subject, self-aware, passionate, and glad to take the crew along on a tour of places and people that matter to him,


Tuesday, July 29 2008

POV: Campaign (Senkyo)

Kazuhiro Soda's excellent Campaign (Senkyo) is an "observational documentary," quiet and acute.


Full Battle Rattle (Reviews) [9.Jul.08]
Where the Wind Blew by Bob Sommer (Reviews) [22.Jun.08]
In the Heat of the Night (Reviews) [20.Jan.08]
War/Dance (Reviews) [11.Dec.07]
Oswalds Ghost (Reviews) [30.Nov.07]
My Kid Could Paint That (Reviews) [10.Oct.07]
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (Reviews) [25.Aug.07]
Summercamp! (Reviews) [14.Aug.07]
Sicko (2007) (Reviews) [29.Jun.07]
Short Cuts - In Theaters: SiCKO (Short Ends and Leader) [26.Jun.07]
The Front Page: SiCKO-fantastic (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Jun.07]
51 Birch Street (Reviews) [10.May.07]
Mag Review: Paper (Sources Say) [27.Apr.07]
The Trials of Darryl Hunt (Reviews) [26.Apr.07]
America at a Crossroads (Reviews) [16.Apr.07]
The Road to Guantánamo (2006) (Reviews) [10.Jan.07]
Iraq in Fragments (2006) (Reviews) [30.Nov.06]
Shut Up & Sing (Reviews) [19.Nov.06]
The Dreams of Sparrows (2004) (Reviews) [28.Jul.05]
Power Trip (2003) (Reviews) [8.Jan.04]
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