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  • Recent European films like Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac and Alain Guiraudie's Stranger by the Lake have drawn on the visual vocabulary of porn to make sex look like a chore only the compulsive would bother engaging in. While...

  • 6 months ago

    Recent European films like Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac and Alain Guiraudie's Stranger by the Lake have drawn on the visual vocabulary of porn to make sex look like a chore only the compulsive would bother engaging in. While keeping things softco...

  • Films about the Middle East generally aren't known for their wit; indeed, the likes of Omar and Bethlehem offer a pretty bleak look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And injecting humor into documentaries is always a risky task —...

  • Well-known both for its political activities and for its long-running film festival, Human Rights Watch becomes the subject of a documentary itself in E-Team. Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman's film isn't a broad portrait of the...

  • 11 months ago

    Well-known both for its political activities and for its long-running film festival, Human Rights Watch becomes the subject of a documentary itself in E-Team. Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman's film isn't a broad portrait of the organization. Inste...

  • As critic Kent Jones noted, the progression of digital technology has made it much easier and cheaper to shoot two people in a room talking but no simpler to direct a period piece. That makes the success of Fort McCoy, a low-budget film...

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