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Film news and analysis from The Nation
February 6, 2018
Abbas Kiarostami’s Posthumous Poem
In the Iranian filmmaker's last film, he has figured out a new way to stretch time.
February 2, 2018
One Person’s Terrorist? Reflections on Zohra Drif’s Memoir of the Algerian Revolution
Is the civilian population of a colonial-settler regime ever a legitimate military target?
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December 21, 2017
What Films to See Over the Holidays
The spectacle of Alexander Payne’s
, the anti-Trump propaganda of Steven Spielberg’s
, an inexplicable period melodrama by Paul Thomas Anderson, and more.
December 20, 2017
The 2017 Progressive Honor Roll
Resistance was the watchword this year. These honorees not only refused to go backward; they challenged old orthodoxies.
December 8, 2017
Palestine’s First Intifada Is Still a Model for Grassroots Resistance
A new film reminds us of the power of united, nonviolent action.
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December 1, 2017
Sally Hawkins’s Voiceless Desire
Of all the big year-end films, Guillermo del Toro’s
The Shape of Water
is the most deeply moving.
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.