Posts Tagged: film review
In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and "furriners" are the targets: an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they're practically subhuman.
"American Sniper" is well acted, slickly produced, and occasionally gripping. It's also war propaganda.
A new documentary offers a James Bond-like look at the trials and tribulations of globetrotting human rights investigators.
In focusing more on his travails than his revelations, a new film on Edward Snowden does just what Snowden himself had hoped to avoid.
A new film offers a look at the human beings lost in the debate over "border security."
Iara Lee's "The Suffering Grasses" beautifully captures Syrians explaining their struggle in their own words, giving a place of privilege to those nonviolent activists whose voices have long been buried beneath the rubble.
Jeremy Scahill's 'Dirty Wars' conveys the sinister, unaccountable, and deadly power concentrated in the halls of Washington that now threatens the planet.
God Loves Uganda takes an extraordinary look at the influence of conservative American evangelicals on Ugandan society.
While well-intentioned, "Argo" falls into the common Hollywood trap of making Muslims into a monolithic Green Menace.