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Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson is a writer, poet and film critic. His latest book is the novel Hemingway Cutthroat.

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The legacy of colonialism gets sliced for sandwiches in this new Argentine film centered on a lonely, xenophobic “lost one,” poisoned by the white man’s burden. more

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A carefully etched portrayal of an absurd society eating itself alive. more

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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

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In Theo Anthony’s “Rat Film,” rodent history intertwines with a human geography of urban injustice. more

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The film is one of those prize indies that spools out and grows in your head for days afterwards. more

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