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Film news and analysis from The Nation
April 27, 2017
The Corporatization of the Web Has Thinned Out Our Culture and Undermined American Democracy
In his new book
Move Fast and Break Things
, Jonathan Taplin argues that, among its many downsides, the digital revolution has diminished our very humanity.
April 26, 2017
The Decade Before the LA Riots
Let It Fall
is a comprehensive history of how Los Angeles tore itself apart from 1982 to 1992, as well as the story of a dozen or more personal tragedies.
April 21, 2017
New Cinema: ‘Norman’ and ‘Obit’
At a time when big names are everywhere,
are movies lovingly dedicated to the virtues of the small and the anonymous.
April 7, 2017
Who Needs the NEA and NEH?
What is really lost when we cut public funds for the arts and humanities.
April 7, 2017
If NEA Funding Gets Cut, Say Goodbye to These Vital Community Cultural Projects
From prison art therapy to tribal landmarks, art districts to agriculture-area artists, these programs make America richer.
March 28, 2017
Terence Davies’s Counter-Séance
A Quiet Passion
doesn’t pretend to recall the skeptical spirit of Emily Dickinson to the land of the living but rather projects you into her departed world.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
March 6, 2017
Oliver Stone on the Importance of Criticizing Both the Republicans and Democrats Who Make War
It’s fashionable now to take shots at Republicans, but both parties are responsible for creating chaos around the world.
February 16, 2017
Is ‘The Salesman’ the Best Foreign-Language Film of 2016?
Stuart Klawans on Asghar Farhadi’s new feature.
January 23, 2017
In the Wings of Reality
Claude Arnaud’s biography of Jean Cocteau shows how the artist lived a life nourished by infinity.