Michelle Orange 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 and Dallas Observer.
2 months ago | Film and TV
Women are at the forefront of this year's Human Rights Watch Festival, an annual showcase of documentaries that tell stories of injustice, oppression, and threats to civil liberty around the world. Women directed more than half of the festival's e...
4 months ago | Film and TV
Hannah Arendt is unlikely to be a social-media star. Newly relevant forty years after her death, the German-born philosopher's work is distinctly ill-suited to contemporary tools of relevance. Twitter's context of no context values aphorism, parod...
5 months ago | Film and TV
In Zootopia, animals do a lot of the things that animals in Disney movies usually do: They speak, to begin with; they walk upright and wear funny clothes; they exhibit attitudes that align or ironically misalign with their species' appearance and ...
The Dardenne brothers, Luc and Jean-Pierre, are known to explore characters trapped by social and economic circumstance, challenging with curiosity and compassion the assumptions attached to the lives of less fortunate others. With Two Days,...
2 years ago
In the opening moments of Two Days, One Night, a working-class Belgian woman named Sandra (Marion Cotillard) wakes from a midday nap, takes a phone call, removes a tart from the oven, pops a pill, and begs herself not to cry. With a sense of havin...
Scientists Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, the former a square-ish American ultramarathon runner, the latter a British decadent in the cult-leader mold, both believe aging and death to be a kind of humanitarian crisis in urgent need of...