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Film news and analysis from The Nation
October 27, 2017
Documentaries, Satires, and Epics: The New York Film Festival
What makes a film festival count for more than a tally of masterpieces?
October 24, 2017
Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’ Eloquently Calls the West to Account for the Refugee Crisis
The walls, fences, and brute force currently used to control this tide are shown to be not only barbaric but futile.
October 19, 2017
Actresses—and Millions of Other Workers—Have No Federal Sexual-Harassment Protections
This is another reason Harvey Weinstein’s accusers may have kept quiet until now.
October 16, 2017
What Would Women Be Doing if We Weren’t Constantly Dealing With Male Abuse?
The torrent of #MeToo stories reveals just how much time we spend dealing with this shit.
October 15, 2017
Harvey Weinstein’s Greatest Enabler Was Hollywood Itself
The entire film industry is built on pervasive and entrenched sexism. That’s what needs to change.
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October 7, 2017
As the Threat of Nuclear War Grows, ‘the bomb’ Breaks the Silence
Like the Nobel Peace Prize–winning group ICAN, Eric Schlosser’s multimedia creation raises awareness about a looming catastrophe.
September 21, 2017
Trump’s Campaign Chief Paul Manafort Faces Indictment
Bob Dreyfuss, plus Sarah Leonard on Hillary’s book and Todd Gitlin on Ken Burns’s Vietnam.
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September 19, 2017
Frederick Wiseman’s World of Institutions
In his 42nd film, the documentarian examines the New York Public Library from both his Olympian and activist perspectives.
September 18, 2017
Speaking of the ‘Female Gaze’
In today’s confused, commercial, and not-quite-intellectual environment, the phrase “female gaze” functions in varied ways, according to its users’ needs.
August 18, 2017
A Pitiless Heist Movie
The one thing you can’t do is look away from Benny and Josh Safdie’s acidly titled