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Sarah Polley and Michael Polley in Stories We Tell

In Stories We Tell, actor turned director Sarah Polley interrogates her past, revealing that our stories are our dearest form of property.

Harrison Ford

In Showtime’s powerful new documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, will the West’s rapacious consumption habits be let off the hook?

The new film turns decades of organized struggle into the inspiring tale of one man.

Clarke Peters as Albert Lambreaux playing the tambourine in Treme

Treme is an understated and deeply melancholic patchwork of American stubbornness.

Saul helped ignite a political awareness and a passion for history in me.


What did the critics have to say in 1979? 

February 6, 2014

A feminist-humanist movie, now Saudi Arabia's entry for the Foreign Language Academy Awards

October 13, 2013

The smartest thing about the new film The Butler is its depiction of Ronald Reagan’s inadequacies on civil rights—which is something conservatives can’t stand.

September 17, 2013

The 27-year-old director of the film adaptation of Oscar Grant’s shooting talked to me about the obstacles facing young black men in America today.

July 18, 2013

Sofia Coppola’s new movie doesn’t move its audience to question these celebrity-obsessed thieves—and it should.

June 25, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing is great! Does it matter that its appeal depends on being a Whedon nerd?

June 14, 2013

Linklater’s latest installment in his trilogy of GenX romance shows that hope isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

June 7, 2013

Doesn't anyone dream of the stars in culture or in politics anymore?

May 23, 2013

Some things haven’t changed that much since the Jazz Age.

May 17, 2013