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In the new film “XY Chelsea,” director Tim Travers Hawkins keeps the whistleblower’s vulnerability front and center: “I hope she can flourish as a free woman.” Read more

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“If we make fleeing violence easy, they’ll just flee violence more.” Read more

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In his new film, director Manuel Correa casts a cool eye on the oddly surreal social landscape of the country after years of civil war. Read more

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Werner Herzog

“More democracy—that was first and foremost our goal. I also wanted more socialism.” A review of the film, “Meeting Mikhail Gorbachev.” Read more

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Werner Herzog

While many people—especially Germans, whose reunification was empowered by Gorbachev’s policies—view him as a Lincoln, others consider him a “traitor” for, they believe, triggering the Soviet Union’s liquidation. Read more

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Through the eyes of four candidates, a new Netflix documentary shows us the power within women’s reach. Read more

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Nick Wall

At the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain’s nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR. Read more

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Seven actors meet at the intersection of Hollywood and activism. Read more

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Courtesy Holly Near

In a new documentary, PBS explores the legacy of singer and activist Holly Near. Read more

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Richard F. Outcault

Film Review of “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People.” Read more

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Ed Rampell

The 2019 “Spirit Awards” honor progressive, diverse, inclusive films. Are such categories becoming irrelevant? Read more

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Ready at the drop of a hat, they turn myth into fact for the liar-in-chief. Read more

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“On the Basis of Sex,” a flashy biopic, contributes to the pop-deification of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more

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In its machine-gun way, Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ strikes a fine balance, between seriocomic pop history and furious activism. Read more

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From If Beale Street Could Talk

Finally, James Baldwin’s big screen U.S. debut. Read more

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No film this year has so potently evoked the spirit of our slippery, maddening modern moment. Read more

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How to survive family Thanksgiving and a dictatorial state. Read more

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In 1917, striking copper miners were rounded up at gunpoint and dumped in the middle of a New Mexico desert on the orders of their employer. A new genre-bending film tells their story, and its ripple effects. Read more

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The cinematic son of America’s industrial proletariat launches a blistering broadside. Read more

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