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


“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


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


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


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


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The movie is Lee’s best and most radical film in decades, and a lot of fun as well. Read more


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Indiana State University Library

A review of “American Socialist, The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs.” Read more

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The thirty-seven-year-old Iowa-raised Foster often plays outsiders and marginalized characters. His most recent film, he says, reminds us there are good people, even in scary times. Read more


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Passion River Films

Disguised as a sports documentary, the film takes a critical look at the complex world of migrant laborers chasing a dream. Plus, an exclusive clip. Read more


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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. Read more

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Tim Robbins discusses real world issues within the context of modern film and stage productions. Read more


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“I wanted young blacks to see their own history on the big screen. Today, it’s still a big problem, telling black stories in cinema.” Read more


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Marvel Entertainment

The mythical African nation in ‘Black Panther’ is allowed to thrive on its own terms—offering a fascinating and rooted alternative to existing Western notions of nation-building. Read more


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


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