Articles tagged with film

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Ellen Wayland-Smith

Ron Howard’s Netflix adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ continues a long tradition of seeing hillbillies as a symbol of pristine American whiteness. It’s the same nostalgia Trump has mobilized on the far right.

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Jessa Crispin

Current contempt for age gap relationships serves to strip both men and women of their agency. 

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Mark Bould

In films such as Contagion, virology is often confused with the invisible workings of capital.

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Tao Leigh Goffe

Jordan Peele's ‘Us’ depicts the terrors faced by black mothers in a way that owes as much to Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ as it does to classic Hollywood horror. 

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Joy James

A timely new documentary celebrates Morrison’s novels, but downplays the enduring power of her work as an editor and essayist.

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Ed Pavlić

‘Amazing Grace,’ the long-lost film of Franklin’s gospel album, offers a lesson in the deep connections between gospel and soul music.

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Mark Bould

Trump’s Space Force is a bad reboot of the old imperial fantasy of control from above.

Robin D. G. Kelley

Boots Riley's new film roasts racial capitalism and issues an unapologetic call for revolution.

Errol Morris Deborah Chasman

Morris on his new film and what he thinks of the man who likened himself to Darth Vader and Satan.