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May 14, 2024

‘Evil Does Not Exist’ Gets Back to Nature

In a Japanese mountain community not far from Tokyo, a quiet, unassuming handyperson named Takumi (played by Omika Hitoshi) lives with his eight-year-old daughter, Hana (Nishikawa Ryô). While Hana attends the village school, her father engages in a number of back-country odd jobs, including gathering fresh water and wild...
Film Review: 'Cabrini' as Lady Liberty
Mar 5, 2024

Film Review: ‘Cabrini’ as Lady Liberty

Aside from specialty items by religious film producers, it’s unusual for general audiences to find major releases that concern...
Oscars 2024: What Will Win for Best Picture?
Mar 5, 2024

Oscars 2024: What Will Win for Best Picture?

Here’s something I don’t even consider the tiniest of hot takes: I don’t care about the Oscars. Okay, I...
Film Review: 'Drive-Away Dolls' Goes Nowhere
Feb 28, 2024

Film Review: ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Goes Nowhere

A few questions pop up about Ethan Coen’s Drive-Away Dolls. The film has writing problems. As cobbled together by veteran...
Ava DuVernay's New Film Makes the Caste Connection
Feb 13, 2024

Ava DuVernay’s New Film Makes the Caste Connection

What does the act of a racist vigilante have to do with the caste system in India that works...
Jan 30, 2024

Shorts Are Big at Yountville Int’l Short Film Fest

At 24 frames per second, filmmakers can get a lot of storytelling done in a short amount of time. That’s...
'The Zone of Interest' is a Docudrama of Pure Malignance
Jan 9, 2024

‘The Zone of Interest’ is a Docudrama of Pure Malignance

"The Zone of Interest," a film adaptation of Martin Amis' novel, explores the life of Rudolf Höss, the commandant of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp complex, through metaphor and oblique references to the horrors of the Holocaust.
The Impact of LGBTQ+ Storytellers on Recognizing Bayard Rustin
Jan 9, 2024

The Impact of LGBTQ+ Storytellers on Recognizing Bayard Rustin

The documentary "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," directed by Nancy Kates, helped to inspire the new Netflix film, "Rustin," which aims to recognize the civil rights leader.
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