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If you've never watched Nelson Mandela dance, then you should know that
he does a modified Locomotion, pumping his elbows like pistons to the
immense, loving amusement of his people.

Since few of us at The Nation speak Thai, I'm going to refer to
my favorite filmmaker of the month as Joe, which is the name actually
used in this country by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

If Elia Suleiman's face were a cartoon, then the single short, white
brush stroke dabbed into his black hair would perhaps be the beginning
of a thought balloon, perpetually forming above the l

The summer before 14-year-old Trent Lott entered all-white Pascagoula
High School in Mississippi, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago named
Emmett Till convinced his mother to let him go down

Looking backward in the January chill, I feel my eyes shoot past the
films of 2002 toward a movie made some thirty years ago: a picture by
Martin Scorsese about violent, driven people in downto

I can think of no picture of recent years, other than Roman Polanski's
The Pianist, that has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and yet
stirred neither controversy nor excitement.

Even without the aid of Smell-o-Vision, Charlie Kaufman's bedroom comes
across as dank.

November has been melodrama month at the movies. First Todd Haynes
brought us Far From Heaven, which he ought to have called
Imitation of Imitation.

Like a kid at an ice-cream counter, urging his friends to try the chocolate--like a writer of travel guides, warning tourists not to miss the Eiffel Tower--I come before you to praise Grand Il

It's rude of me to speak of Todd Haynes's new picture as if it were a
symptom; but then, he's the one who's always consulting doctors.

Blogs

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

The debate surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is nothing new.

May 18, 2013

 Another unusual fact about MGM's planned 1947 film on Truman and the bomb.

May 5, 2013

In the wake of 9/11 and Boston, is it even possible to imagine a movie that makes civil liberties an integral part of its dramatic arc?

April 23, 2013

Julian Assange himself has criticized the film, but the director says Assange should watch it first.

April 3, 2013

The Chilean Oscar nominee for best foreign language film has just been released in the US.

March 14, 2013

The filmmaker called out the website for its suggestion that the Palestinian director’s detention was a “publicity stunt.“

February 26, 2013

Sixto Rodriguez, subject of the best documentary choice, wrote hard-hitting folk songs, including several that became anthems for the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

February 25, 2013