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Porn performers and artists possess a unique vision for what labor justice and erotic fulfillment could look like, but they’re fighting uphill against draconian regulation and exploitative work conditions.
Joseph J. Fischel
The director made landmark contributions to three distinct art forms. His life reflected the American experience in the latter half of the twentieth century—both its failures and its feats.
In the 1974 cult-classic teleplay Penda’s Fen, the past holds the key to escaping the catastrophic present.
The Netflix series Dead to Me suggests that we might get closer to justice by forgiving each other and ourselves for the sometimes literally fatal flaw of being human.
The award-winning documentary ‘Honeyland’ sets out to offer a timeless environmental parable, but in the process it also explores misconceptions about the region’s culture and history.
Ron Howard’s Netflix adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ continues a long tradition of seeing hillbillies as a symbol of pristine American whiteness. It’s the same nostalgia Trump has mobilized on the far right.
Current contempt for age gap relationships serves to strip both men and women of their agency.
In films such as Contagion, virology is often confused with the invisible workings of capital.
Jordan Peele's ‘Us’ depicts the terrors faced by black mothers in a way that owes as much to Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ as it does to classic Hollywood horror.
Tao Leigh Goffe
A timely new documentary celebrates Morrison’s novels, but downplays the enduring power of her work as an editor and essayist.
‘Amazing Grace,’ the long-lost film of Franklin’s gospel album, offers a lesson in the deep connections between gospel and soul music.
Lars von Trier. Stanley Kubrick. Michael Haneke.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
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