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Back to their Roots

Back to their Roots

Anocha Suwichakornpong’s By the Time It Gets Dark (Dao Khanong) is not an easy film to describe – but then, it’s not an easy film to watch, starting as it…
Don’t Hardly Know Them

Don’t Hardly Know Them

It’s been a year and I’m still ear-wormed by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ 1981 cover of Crimson and Clover that plays "over and over" in Jennifer Reeder’s dreamy and…
No Sister Flower

No Sister Flower

Twenty-five years ago, my school friends and I became obsessed with a poem: “Love’s Philosophy,” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Or rather with its second stanza, as sent to the young…
 At Sea

At Sea

Black rhinos are critically endangered; middle-class straight white men are not – and yet, here they are on a yacht, in Athina Rachel Tsangari’s third film Chevalier, acting like they’re…
A Girl’s Own Adventure

A Girl’s Own Adventure

A mustang is a free-roaming horse of the American west, a descendant of Colonial Spanish horses that is officially referred to as feral. The word comes from the Spanish mesteño,…
#VanillaISIS: The Movie

#VanillaISIS: The Movie

It seems inevitable that the militia led by Ammon Bundy will soon be transformed into a big-screen story. These heavily-armed white men are currently occupying the federal Fish and Wildlife…