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Jean-Luc Godard at Cinéma L’Eden in Le Havre, France, 2004

Jean-Luc Godard is still brooding on the end of cinema while imaging its future incarnation.

Bradley Cooper (left) and Sam Jaeger in American Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s shoot ’em up is remorseless, racist fantasy.

Reda Kateb (left) and Viggo Mortensen in Loin des hommes

Today, Albert Camus is still alive but changed, thanks to the art of David Oelhoffen and Kamel Daoud.

Ricardo Darín (left) as Simón in Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales

Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales is a carnival of melancholy, melodrama and the polymorphously perverse.

Owen Wilson (center) in Inherent Vice

Joaquin Phoenix and Owen Wilson star in Inherent Vice, a delirious romp through all of man’s perversions.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing as a creature of secrets in The Imitation Game.

Steve Carell (left) and Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher

Swagger and survival in Foxcatcher and Red Army

GCHQ satellites in Bude, England, from Citizenfour

Awakening a sense of wonder and flooding a cinema with crucial realities.

Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne in Gone Girl

The flesh-eating creature of Gone Girl is a rampaging composite of dollar signs.

Mosab Hassan Yousef (left) and Sheikh Hassan Yousef in The Green Prince

Nadav Schirman’s The Green Prince is a fact-free documentary about collaboration.

Blogs

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

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014