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>.
14 days ago | Film and TV
In this hushed, prickling drama, Laura Bispuri creates and erases binaries with every swivel of the camera, drawing out whole stories from soft glances, silences, shadows, and the loom of the northern Albanian mountains, the hard faces of men. Mar...
The Old Ways Face Today's Gentrifying Reality in the Appetizing Doc 'Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream'14 days ago | Film and TV
This gripping documentary about unleavened bread and the people who need it asks us to consider what we in the world owe one another — and demands that we do better. The Yiddish Theater tunes that open it might make you expect Streit's: Matzo and ...
2 months ago | Film and TV
In the opening titles, Colliding Dreams calls itself "the story of Zionism as told by inhabitants of the land." Note the careful phrasing â€” "inhabitants," "land" â€” which doesn't specify which ones but assumes that you, the engaged viewer, alre...
3 months ago | Film and TV
In 1995, Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was shot after attending a public rally. Rushed to the hospital, he died hours later. His assassin, Israeli ultranationalist Yigal Amir, is in prison for life, having achieved his goal: Without Rabin, ...
5 months ago | Film and TV
The title of The Tainted Veil anticipates an argument. Yes, we know, the filmmakers seem to say, you disapprove. Amazing, as one woman interviewed in the documentary puts it, that a three-foot-wide square of cloth could elicit so much argument, di...
6 months ago | Film and TV
Censored Voices starts off like many documentaries about Israeli military history: with recorded voiceovers, black-and-white photographs, and illustrated maps with moving shapes that represent forces advancing and receding across the Sinai desert,...