Culture

Liberal Idealism, With a Healthy Dash of Satire

It may not be getting the same buzz as Girls, but Enlightened is growing nicely into its second season.

Did Jodie Foster Just Come Out?

Who knows? Who cares?

The Past, Reclaimed from Right-Wing Myth

Now can we get to work saving the future?

To Stop Rape Culture, Ring the Bell

The campaign to end assault against women must also include men.

An Inescapable Truth

In the Oscar-nominated The Gatekeepers, Israel's domestic spymasters make the price of occupation clear.

Fracking versus the Boondocks

Promised Land bills itself as an environmental movie, but it’s far more concerned with preserving Dan Barry-esque small-town America mythology.

Making Liberal Hearts Bleed in Anytown, U.S.A.

What is the purpose of didactic movies like Promised Land?

Making Liberal Hearts Bleed in Anytown, U.S.A.

What is the purpose of didactic movies like Promised Land?

Condemned Love

Amour, Michael Haneke's latest film, is a horror story with a foregone conclusion.

Don't Put Flowers on Hollywood's Grave Yet

Film could be headed for a renaissance instead of its long-predicted journey into the blockbuster night.

Zero Dark Thirty: Homeland's Prequel?

In both cultural depictions, September 11 is a wound that never heals.

Afghanistan Sketches

Illustrator Victor Juhasz spent three weeks in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Here, a sampling of his work.

The Situation Goes West

No matter where you live, there's probably a reality show that makes the people near you look like a bunch of self-absorbed half-wits.

Zero Dark Thirty's Morality Brigade

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden movie doesn't endorse torture. 

Dial M for Meh

Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock fails to capture the artistry of the famed director.

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