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Staining our national honor

You can’t control the world, but you can control your reaction. Reactions define the individual, and in Scott Z. Burns’ The Report, the tragic...

Honey Boy

Written, produced and co-starring Shai LaBeouf, Honey Boy is filmmaking by way of catharsis. Written during a stint in rehab, Honey Boy...

We will not grow old together

It all started so well. There was love, and there was kindness. There was understanding, and there was support. And then one day, there...

The Iron Giant

Before the 1990s, animated family films were in the gutter. Deemed too expensive, too labor-intensive, their demise was certain. But then came The Little Mermaid,...

Descend into the particular

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

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...

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 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...

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 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...

‘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...
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