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Film news and analysis from The Nation
June 9, 2017
If you’re looking for a heroine at the movies this summer, you should look beyond the latest superhero story.
June 1, 2017
Letters From the June 19-26, 2017, Issue
McCarthyism: past or present?… Implausible deniability… Lessons from Carrier… An admiring bog… Electing the future (
May 12, 2017
Acts of Insolence
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
is earnest in a way that’s ill-suited to a movie that pretends to razz the whole superhero business.
May 8, 2017
The Prisoner Firefighters Battling California’s Wildfires
Three clips from a new film exploring the seemingly ordinary landscapes touched by our prison system.
May 5, 2017
Laura Poitras on Julian Assange: ‘Admirable, Brilliant, and Flawed’
The filmmaker’s latest,
, documents the many sides of the WikiLeaks founder.
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May 4, 2017
Laura Poitras: The Many Contradictions of Julian Assange
Plus Stephen F. Cohen on the new Cold War, and Eric Foner on Trump and history.
Start Making Sense
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
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.