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Wednesday, August 13 2008

Life Into Art: Strange Culture and the Measure of Documentary Film

Strange Culture is a critical entry point into the current discussion of what makes a documentary a documentary, most notably because it announces its own subjectivity in a clear and provocative way.


Wednesday, January 9 2008

All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.


Monday, October 8 2007

Strange Culture

Strange Culture presents Kurtz's bizarre legal and political predicament within layers of context, having to do with fears of terrorism and art, the Patriot Act and U.S. prosecutorial zealousness.


Friday, May 18 2007

Fay Grim (2006)

Fay Grim is less concerned with the details of contemporary spy-craft and global deception than with broader moral questions.


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