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Screening Room: 'Best of Enemies'

In 1968, the third-place network ABC wasn’t sure how to make a splash with its presidential convention coverage. Since they didn’t have much money, they went for a gimmick. 140 more words

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Screening Room: 'Amy'

It’s too early to start really talking Oscars, but if we were, then Asif Kapadia’s moving and unromantic Amy would be a strong contender.

Amy… 95 more words

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1971 - Review by Christian Robshaw (Spoiler Free)

Christian Robshaw takes a look at this intriguing and compelling documentary…

In 1971, eight activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and stole every file, earning them the name Media Eight (though they preferred to go by the less punchy Citizens’ Committee to Investigate the FBI), and it wasn’t until 2014 that any of their identities were revealed, sparking the production of this film, in which present-day interviews with the members of the Eight are interspersed with reconstruction footage in a docudrama style. 462 more words

Film Reviews

Now Playing: 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck"

Even though it was produced in association with Kurt Cobain’s family, the new documentary about his tragically short life has a bracing honesty that makes it required viewing. 149 more words

Indie Film

Film school, Italian style

Guest post by Joseph Luzzi

On November 3, 1993, a throng of fifteen thousand poured into St. Mary of the Angels Basilica in Rome and the adjoining piazza to bid farewell to the recently deceased Federico Fellini, while millions more watched a live telecast of the ceremony. 887 more words

Cultural Studies

The After Death - preview

“It’s going to be Sandi’s wedding in a matter of days and here lies her driver still in cold after receiving a police bullet. I could see his masculine fist trembling as I continue to wrap him, ‘stay with me Basil, don’t die on me,’ I pleaded. 16 more words

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New in Theaters: 'The Salt of the Earth'

Given a brief Academy Awards run late last year, Wim Wenders’ magisterial documentary about photographer Sebastio Salgado is finally getting a proper theatrical release this week. 120 more words

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