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Tag: Film

Andy Battle

In the 1974 cult-classic teleplay Penda’s Fen, the past holds the key to escaping the catastrophic present. We too can learn from wilder pasts in our confrontations with capitalism today.

Stuart Schrader

Its illegitimacy goes far beyond the war on drugs.

Nojang Khatami

From street demonstrations to song, dance, film, and poetry, women are advancing a long legacy of struggle against authoritarianism in Iran.

Éric Morales-Franceschini
A “woke” remake that peddles in symbolic representation is not the film Puerto Ricans deserve.
Judith Levine
Patriotism, as brilliant as the gold tridents pounded into a SEAL’s coffin lid, outshines all flaws.
Adam Katzman
Lav Diaz's singular approach to history is liberated from the shackles of business-oriented film.
John Crowley
Amazon’s Tales from the Loop has introduced a new audience to the speculative worlds of the Swedish artist, whose books depict worlds in which humanity has, in one way or another, run afoul of technology.
Francey Russell
The release of a restored Basic Instinct alongside director Paul Verhoeven’s newest erotic epic, Benedetta, offers an occasion to think not only about the ethics and politics of watching bodies on screen, but about the uncanny relationship between film and reality.
Joseph J. Fischel
Porn performers have a unique vision for labor justice and erotic fulfillment, but they face draconian regulation and exploitative work conditions.
Jonathan Kirshner
The director made landmark contributions to three distinct art forms. His life reflected the American experience in the latter half of the twentieth century—both its failures and its feats.