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Film news and analysis from The Nation
December 21, 2022
Conservative Jews Made a Terrible Bargain With Trump and the Right Over Israel
American Jewish leaders have spent so long genuflecting before the Christian right that even the most blatant anti-Semitism finds them unable to stand up or speak out.
December 20, 2022
Michael Cimino, a Chaotic Auteur
A new biography examines the work of a flamboyant director who placed himself at the center of his own private Hollywood cosmology.
December 13, 2022
Were We All Wrong About “Tár”?
What made the movie both striking and dubious was somewhat overlooked in the initial critical fervor.
December 9, 2022
The “Sight and Sound” Wokeness Furor Signifies Little
The backlash to a film’s elevation into the list’s number-one spot highlights the fierce immobility of critical consensus in the film industry.
December 8, 2022
The Melancholy Return of “Black Panther”
After the death of Chadwick Boseman, the makers of the superhero movie had to reimagine the series. The result makes for a sobering and affecting sequel.
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November 7, 2022
The Problem With “Jihad, Rehab” Isn’t Filmmaker Meg Smaker’s Color or Religion
The idea that a white woman cannot make a film about non-white men is absurd. But as “Meg,” the film’s narrator, her voice is the voice of the cop.
November 7, 2022
Martine Syms’s Portrait of Art School Alienation
With her feature film
The African Desperate
, the visual artist delves into the social and intellectual pitfalls of the MFA experience.
November 3, 2022
Mike Leigh’s High Hopes
, the British director is often concerned with the aftermath of crushed ideals. Yet his films also reveal an underlying and stubborn faith that change is not entirely out of reach.
October 19, 2022
The Ghosts of “Irma Vep”
Olivier Assayas’s clever and beguiling HBO miniseries responds to the state of cinema in the age of streaming.
October 17, 2022
The Dangers of Ignoring the Latino Vote This November
Pretending we only exist in election years is a losing strategy for the left.