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A new Netflix documentary about the famed activist lawyer is released just as the #MeToo wave ‘becomes a tsunami’ more

Feb 9, 2018 4:40 PM Dispatches

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Haneke’s not the first to target the haute bourgeoisie’s hollowness and cruel culpability, but in this season of squalid power, he may be the best. more

Jan 16, 2018 1:41 PM Dispatches



The film, chronicling the Pentagon Papers, is extremely of the moment as another tyrannical president seeks to undermine the free press as he and his administration are under investigation. more

Dec 23, 2017 10:09 AM Dispatches



Tackling a mysterious Cold War-era death and CIA wrongdoing in groundbreaking style, 'Wormwood' is arguably among the greatest films of all time. more

Dec 15, 2017 11:28 AM Dispatches

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This Thanksgiving, we gringos could gain a lot from contemplating the very Mexican themes of beauty and even fun that can be found in the midst of struggle, pain, and even tragedy. more

Nov 24, 2017 10:00 AM Dispatches 1 Comments



From October of 1947 to roughly 1960, more than 300 artists were banned from working in the movies by HUAC unless they recanted their lefty politics. Seventy years later, this event is reenacted. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:21 PM Dispatches

Hall’s harrowing, hard-hitting drama could be titled “The Worst Years of Their Lives.” more

Oct 27, 2017 10:14 AM Dispatches



Tinseltown’s formula for dramatizing actual political controversies is to combine an entertaining, plot-driven storyline with history, compelling characters, and star power. more

Sep 27, 2017 3:14 PM Dispatches


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Despite its gloomy subject matter, the film offers some hope. more

Sep 22, 2017 2:23 PM Dispatches

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An ideal film to open over Labor Day weekend, Dolores is a stand-up-and-cheer biopic about one of the American left’s iconic heroes, Dolores Huerta. more

Sep 1, 2017 4:10 PM Dispatches

"I hear this “Pow!” and look over and people are fleeing and I see Erin limping away, clearly in pain. I thought, Oh, my God! Why did they shoot Erin?" more

May 11, 2017 1:42 PM Dispatches