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  • Small Axe: Mangrove

    - Sep 26, 2020
    Though it precedes “Small Axe: Lovers Rock” in Steve McQueen’s series, “Mangrove” follows it in this year’s New York Film Festival Main Slate premieres. This is quite a different affair; the racist actions and rules that...
  • The Comey Rule

    - Sep 25, 2020
    No matter how far in the future, we already know the first two lines of James Comey’s obituary. One will be about his decision as Director of the FBI to announce, just days before the 2016...
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    - Sep 25, 2020
    “The whole world is watching!” This iconic chant from the protest movement of the ‘60s is featured multiple times in Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The timing of the film’s release as laws against...
  • On the Rocks

    - Sep 25, 2020
    First things first: this movie needed another half hour. There’s no other way to explain the peculiar absence with which it leaves you. More time would make this soufflé of a movie even richer. But, if you...
  • Realizing You’re Just a Fantasy in I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

    - Sep 24, 2020
    “Jake needs to see me as someone who sees him. He needs to be seen, and he needs to be seen with approval. Like that’s my purpose in all this, in life.” — The Young Woman...
  • Miranda July on Kajillionaire, Instagram Filmmaking, Creativity and More

    - Sep 24, 2020
    Miranda July’s latest, fittingly, is hard to describe. Even for someone who has now seen it twice, its story is about so many things: it’s about family, con artists, parenting, and capitalism at the center of...
  • Agents of Chaos

    - Sep 24, 2020
    There’s very little that’s surprising in Alex Gibney’s compulsively watchable election hack documentary “Agents of Chaos,” and that’s a feature, not a bug. The sense of foreign meddling in American affairs doesn’t need to be all...
  • Bubba Wallace Makes NASCAR History By Toppling Confederate Symbols, Joining Michael Jordan’s First Black Majority-Owned Racecar Team

    - Sep 23, 2020
    After Bubba Wallace, the only full-time African American driver in NASCAR, made history by persuading the auto-racing company to outlaw the display of the confederate flag, he makes history again by becoming the first driver for NBA...
  • A Look Back at David Cronenberg’s Debut Shivers, 45 Years Later

    - Sep 23, 2020
    After making two experimental shorts (1969’s “Stereo” and 1970’s “Crimes of the Future”), Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg decided back in the early ’70s to boost his profile with a more overtly commercial project. Like many filmmakers, both before and since,...
  • Michael Chapman: 1935-2020

    - Sep 23, 2020
    Most tributes are best expressed in words, but Michael Chapman’s magnificent contribution to the world was so visual that it feels like photos could get the job done better than anything I could possibly say. And...