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Sunday, January 2 2011

The Best Independent / International Films of 2010

PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.


Reviews

Wednesday, November 19 2014

DOC NYC 2014: 'Citizenfour'

Citizenfour is exquisitely filmed and carefully reported, but its greatest effects have to do with what you don't see, such as the plans and ambitions that underlie surveillance.


Tuesday, October 26 2010

'The Oath': American Intelligence Gets it Wrong

With The Oath, director Laura Poitras highlights the contradictions and failures of America's "war on terror".


Monday, September 20 2010

'POV: The Oath': We Need Every Last Muslim

Laura Poitras' superb documentary, The Oath, follows Abu Jandal, but doesn't quite figure him out.


Thursday, May 20 2010

'The Oath' Is a Stellar Documentary and a Perfect 10

Abu Jandal's multiple lives seem as difficult to juggle as others'. Gauging responses and reading contexts, he is, as The Oath presents him, in process.


Monday, December 4 2006

My Country, My Country (2006)

Though the elections were over in January 2005, My Country exposes tensions that remain raw, if ever shifting.


News

Thursday, October 16 2014

In ‘Citizenfour', Laura Poitras Feels Heat of Telling Edward Snowden’s Story

Laura Poitras was a key person Edward Snowden reached out to when he decided to go public with documents detailing massive U.S. and British surveillance operations.


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