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  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • His Girl Friday

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  • Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    ★★★★

  • American Pain

    ★★★★

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★

  • The Janes

    ★★★★

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  • Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    Who Killed Vincent Chin?

    Though its footage was shot during the Reagan presidency, Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Pena’s Oscar-nominated 1987 documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin? shows a Detroit that looks entirely familiar. The urban core’s even then somewhat threadbare, dark, and windswept streets are contrasted with images of an earlier and more prosperous era to show how far the Motor City had fallen, much as filmmakers more than three decades later continue to do...

    My full review is at PopMatters.

  • American Pain

    American Pain

    If there had not been a body count, this story would have made for a fantastically trashy TLC reality show.

    My review from the Tribeca Film Festival is at The Playlist.

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