Diana Clarke is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly>.
1 month ago | Film and TV
Try to watch Matthew Miele and Justin Bare's new documentary, Harry Benson: Shoot First, as Benson would want you to: with no commentary, consideration, or delay. It's the same risky, presumptuous way he takes his photos. When Robert Kennedy was s...
2 months ago | Film and TV
In the sub-subgenre of documentaries about Palestinians and Israelis meeting to discuss the future, Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza are nearly always the ones crossing borders into Jewish or American or sometimes German spaces. But Distur...
Do Not Resist is an order to the viewer: watch. Videos in newsfeeds depicting the murder of black men by police open automatically without warning on our screens all the time, forcing another wave of trauma for some black folks and other people of...
Among the Believers is shocking for its kindness. This documentary, which depicts ISIS supporter Abdul Aziz Ghazi’s efforts to bring Sharia law into public practice in Pakistan, refuses stereotypes, easy conclusions and pandering to Western viewer...
In her 2002 book The Future of Nostalgia, Svetlana Boym argues that nostalgia comes in two main forms: restorative, which focuses on the rebuilding of a lost home, whether literal, figurative or both; and reflective, which dwells in the experience...
5 months ago | Film Reviews
In the decades since he became famous as a bearded countercultural icon, Ram Dass has cut his hair and grown older. These days the author of Be Here Now looks just like anybody else laughing in family photos, mouth open and smile tinged yellow. Bu...