Jul 23, 2013
Fruitvale Station's intimate portrait of Oscar Grant promises better days ahead for black film.
Apr 16, 2019
Now largely owned by private equity firms, the big talent agencies have turned to producing films and shows—both representing and employing writers. That, say the writers, doesn’t work.
Apr 05, 2019
After Breitbart, Brexit, and Trump, next up: smashing the European Union.
Sep 29, 2017
In his latest film, the legendary documentarian journeys through the splendors of the New York Public Library and deconstructs the meaning of books, reading, and learning in the age of Trump.
Sep 15, 2017
America’s foremost documentary filmmakers lift the curtain on the country’s psychic wounds in this stunning new history of our most divisive conflict since the Civil War.
Aug 25, 2017
Fifty years may separate the riots in the two cities, but the root causes and the remedies remain the same.
Jul 21, 2017
Everyone looked at Hedy Lamarr; no one saw a tech genius. After all, she was beautiful. A new film tells her story.
Jan 06, 2017
New film captures playwright’s iconic family drama about race, community, and baseball
Nov 11, 2016
A new movie about the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage resonates today in the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges.
Dec 28, 2015
This year's most powerful movies all draw on actual events and tackle big public issues and ethical dilemmas.
Apr 01, 2015
When L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetcs enterprise collapsed, he told his wife that the only way to make money was to found a religion, according to the HBO documentary, Going Clear.
Feb 24, 2015
A century after D.W. Griffith's artful abomination, Selma succeeds by telling the true story of everyday people who come together to achieve the improbable.
Oct 28, 2014
Then again, any time would have been right. Systemic white privilege and the language of racism is an American tradition as old as the republic.
How Did Racist Right-Wing Fantasy Presented as Truth Come to Top the New York Times Bestseller List?Aug 22, 2014
Calling African Americans "culturally backward" and arguing against the public accommodations section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Dinesh D'Souza soars to the top of the chart.
Aug 13, 2014
An assault on the character of a progressive intellectual invites an assessment of the attacker's character—not to mention his client list.
Aug 12, 2014
It's a wonder more celebrities aren't driven to despair by it.
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