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The shame of a nation

The year was 1978, and China’s future did not look promising. The country had survived wars, depression and famine, plus a cultural revolution was...

Just Mercy

Monroeville, Alabama, 1987: A man is condemned to death for a crime he did not commit. Do you need to know the color of...

Now we are 63

In 1964, Britain’s Granada Television charged researcher Michael Apted to select 14 7-year-olds from disparate backgrounds for the documentary program, Seven Up! Their aim: to...

Ford v Ferrari

There’s a scene halfway through Ford v Ferrari where Carrol Shelby (Matt Damon) takes Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) for a spin on the...

‘This is how I win.’

Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment His...

The Great Buster: A Celebration

Before he was a filmmaker, Peter Bogdanovich was a critic and historian par excellence. Coming of age as the first wave of...

Something to do with death

No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the...

The center will not hold

When Star Wars debuted in 1977, it was an immediate revolution of cinema and culture. Audiences voted with their wallets: This is how we...

A Hidden Life

Franz Jägerstätter’s arm would not rise. It couldn’t, not for Der Führer or any man, for that matter. His life belonged to...

The age of innocence

Jo March is elated. A few moments earlier, she was in excruciating pain: Another pie-eyed scribbler stranded on the non-editorial side...

Guerrilla Film School: ‘Monsieur Hire’

If you’ve been missing CWA’s annual Ebert Interruptus and the pleasure of a good film conversation, then head down to Denver’s Smiley Branch Library...

Descend into the particular

Truth is one, but the sages speak of it by many names. —The Rig Veda The Two Popes, one...
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