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  • The Balcony

    The Balcony

    Not for me. This leaned heavier into the surrealism than the political satire. And was way too male-gaze-y. But I guess if you want to watch Ruby Dee make an old white dude lick her shoe, or a shirtless young Leonard Nimoy in an awkward make out session, or Peter Falk slip in and out of various accents, including one that sounds like a Brando impression, you might get something out of this....

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Very well-acted. But what is the point of adapting a play to film if you aren’t really going to use the medium?

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  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Is it terrible that I just want to quit my job, drop out of school and spend my days tracking down and reading everything Joan Didion ever wrote?

  • Edge of the Knife

    Edge of the Knife

    We are so damn privileged when First Nations storytellers opt to share their stories outside of their communities. These are the stories we tried to kill, to silence. But they are as resilient as their tellers. In the intro to the film, directors Edenshaw and Haig-Brown explained that the wildman story was often told at the beginning of a potlatch. Someone transgresses, doesn’t follow protocol. A traumatic event ensues and the man literally goes wild with guilt and grief. His…