Ava DuVernay's blistering documentary takes a hard look at America's culture of incarceration through the lens of the 13th Amendment's provision that outlawed slavery with an exception for disciplinary purposes. Mass incarceration, DuVernay argues, is the new slavery, based in racial fear and new Jim Crow laws disguised as "law and order" and the "war on drugs."
In 13TH, as with her previous films, DuVernay does not allow style to get in the way of the root of her film,…
Dinesh D'Souza is like the conservative answer to Michael Moore, without any of the talent or wit. Like Moore, D'Souza has a somewhat dubious relationship with the facts, except instead of playing wish-fulfillment connect the dots as Moore often does, he's playing connect the dots with dots that don't even exist.
HILLARY'S AMERICA purports to be a secret history of the Democratic party, attempting to paint Democrats as racists by examining the well known atrocities of Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson,…
Clint Eastwood is perhaps one of the most quintessentially American directors, so it is no surprise that he chose to tackle such a quintessential story of American heroism, in the form of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL credited with being the deadliest sniper in US history. In the process, Eastwood delivers his finest film since GRAN TORINO, and one of the very best films yet to deal with the Iraq war. He presents us with a man who represents the…
Blind teenager Leo and Giovana are the best of friends and constant companions. But when handsome stranger Gabriel moves to town, his presence threatens to come between them, as Leo finds himself more and more romantically drawn to Gabriel in ways he never thought possible. A tender and beautiful coming of age tale that perfectly captures teenage romantic angst and sexual awakening in a very real and honest way. Sensual without feeling exploitative, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a wonderful film, a truly touching love story that captures growing up in all of its messy, awkward, sometimes painful beauty.