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Film news and analysis from The Nation
May 17, 2018
The History of Lynching and the Present of Policing
A new documentary on Michael Brown comes just in time.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
May 10, 2018
The Nazis Among Us
In the Fade.
May 4, 2018
All About Pace
For all its commercial mass,
Avengers: Infinity War
floats along as if it were any other item on a day’s menu of diversions.
April 23, 2018
Drifting With the Current
In the Last Days of the City
is a richly sensuous film that strives to accommodate the thick, shifting layers of sight and sound that overwhelm verbal descriptions of Cairo.
April 23, 2018
80 Days That Changed America
Fifty years later, Bobby Kennedy’s passionate, inspiring, and tragic presidential campaign still fascinates. Two new projects explain why.
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March 30, 2018
Flirtations With Anarchy
Two new films take different approaches to Joseph Stalin and Karl Marx, two major figures of modern political history.
March 29, 2018
Don’t Play It for Laughs: A Q&A With Armando Iannucci
The filmmaker on his latest film
The Death of Stalin
, his own politics, and how satirists ought to respond to President Trump.
March 19, 2018
A New Picture of Karl Marx
Any movie about Marx raises questions about its means of production. But maybe it’s time for a good, relatively mainstream film about anticapitalists.
Annie Julia Wyman
March 9, 2018
Encountering Ghosts in Family Photos, Historical Dolls, and ‘Black Panther’
Mythmaking can connect the past to the present, and reveal a promised future.
Patricia J. Williams
February 22, 2018
‘Black Panther,’ Beyond Expectations
The big-budget pop movie surprises with themes and emotions that might escape the attention of action fans but are present all the same.