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In his Letters from Fontainhas trilogy, Pedro Costa treats the balance of form and content as a moral imperative.

Christopher Nolan's Inception; Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime; Samuel Maoz's Lebanon

Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead.

A film series organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and ArteEast tries to make sense of Lebanon's Civil War.

The superficial sincerity of Noah Baumbach's Greenberg is not to be trusted.

Once he has swallowed the disappointment of discovering that Lolita in the movie is pushing hard on the age of consent, the libidinous critic must decide what if anything he can salvage from the

In Jacques Audiard's <i>A Prophet</i>, clairvoyance has its limits.

The Red Riding trilogy; Martin Campbell's Edge of Darkness.

James Cameron's Avatar, Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and more.

Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, Jason Reitman's Up in the Air and Pedro Almodovar's Broken Embraces.

Blogs

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

In this week’s Altercation Eric honors artists and writers whose careers have stood the test of time.

May 5, 2015

The best TV shows, albums and concerts: it's all inside today's Altercation.

March 12, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

For people who truly care about this issue, there's more to do than glory in Ms. Arquette's acceptance speech.

February 23, 2015

The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights.

January 12, 2015

Pushing this country forward takes more than a sympathetic president.

January 8, 2015

It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.

January 8, 2015

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014