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Film news and analysis from The Nation
October 7, 2021
The Grotesque and Sublime Transformations of “Titane”
Julia Ducournau’s surreal horror film is a harrowing exploration of the body and technology.
August 24, 2021
Adam Curtis’s Modern Discontents
In his new eight-hour epic, the British filmmaker offers a globe-trotting chronicle of our times.
August 5, 2021
“Zola” and the Limits of the Internet Movie
An adaptation of a viral Twitter thread only scratches the surface of how film storytelling might intersect with life online.
August 4, 2021
How to tell the story of Anthony Bourdain?
July 29, 2021
What the Harlem Cultural Festival Represented
Questlove’s debut as a director, the documentary
Summer of Soul
, revisits a musical event that encapsulated the energies of Harlem in the 1960s.
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July 27, 2021
Barry Jenkins’s American Saga
The Underground Railroad,
Jenkins focuses how people survived slavery rather than on its brutality.
July 16, 2021
Which Is the More Prescient Dystopia? ‘Gattaca’ or ‘Parable of the Sower’
Is it the 1997 film starring Ethan Hawke or is it Octavia E. Butler’s 1993 novel?
David M. Perry
July 14, 2021
The Collective Trauma in ‘Mare of Easttown’
Unlike a standard true crime show, the HBO series focuses less on the mystery at its center and more on the community that must bear its consequences.
June 23, 2021
Work in Progress
Making a film together, alone, on two continents, in two languages, in a pandemic.
June 14, 2021
Raoul Peck’s World
Exterminate All the Brutes,
Peck offers a bold new history of colonialism and violence.