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Silent screen star Norma Desmond gets one more close-up.

...are made to be broken, as Arthur Agee and William Gates learned the hard way over the five years their lives on and off the court were filmed.

Ten years before Joe McCarthy, Ernst Lubitisch makes an anti-Communist comedy, the difference being that Ninotchka was funny.

Stanley Kubrick's exploration of nearly every popular sci-fi theme has since become firmly rooted in our cultural landscape

Stanley Kubrick's chilling black comedy satirized fanatical cold war militarism.

Six people sit down for dinner and never get around to actually eating.

Claude Lanzman's nine-hour documentary on the Holocaust with interviews from both the survivors and the perpetrators.

"Next thing you know, Mr. Deeds' a millionaire, kin folks said...."

Vittoria De Sica's exploration of what an ordinary person must do to survive modern society is one of the landmark examples of neorealist cinema.

With William Wyler directing, Ben Hecht and John Huston writing and Laurence Olivier starring--could there have been any chance that it wouldn't be among the best movies ever made?

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