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News and Analysis from The Nation on Film
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.
December 21, 2016
Light and Love From Year-End Movies
Retrieve what you like, during these darkest weeks of a very dark year.
December 20, 2016
Ellen Cantor’s Perpetual Revisions
The artist’s final film tested her belief that love could be stronger than the will to power.
November 17, 2016
Those Wondrous Powers
offers is so valuable that you might almost choose to pretend that someone knew we were going to need this picture after Trump’s election.
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November 16, 2016
Criticism in the Twilight
What role can the critic play in today’s uncertain times?
November 12, 2016
The Disillusionment of ‘Snowden’
Oliver Stone has told the story of a man’s painful awakening from ignorance over and over again.
November 10, 2016
Spotting Bigfoot at Lincoln Center
was no doubt the most talked-about picture in a strong New York Film Festival, but
was the point of balance.
October 25, 2016
History on Trial, On-Screen
Challenging Holocaust deniers was messier in real life than in the new film
October 18, 2016
Four Standouts From the New York Film Festival
I Am Not Your Negro
I Called Him Morgan