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Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
French director Gilles Bourdos fills Renoir with the honeyed sunlight and sensuous curves of a Pierre-Auguste Renoir canvas, yet the film is only half about the great Impressionist. The painter’s son, future film director Jean Renoir (Grand Illusion), is convalescing from World War I in his father’s
Sunday, July 14, 2013
 Matthew Lewis’ novel The Monk (1796), a milestone in gothic fiction, is brought to life in French director Dominik Moll’s elegantly filmed adaptation. Capucin Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) is the most acclaimed preacher in
Thursday, June 20, 2013
This is a tale of two presidents—the one we hope we have and the one we actually have. It is also a tale of two kinds of violence—the surgical
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Documentaries for Troubled Times

By David Luhrssen
The Right has criticized Barack Obama for taking his time deciding what to do about Afghanistan. Of course, intelligent reflection and thought itself is anathema to the dittoheads of talk radio. Especially in light of the unfree and unfair election just held by the Afghan regime, all parties should carefully consider the next step. A wrong move will be costly in money and lives. One littl...
09.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
John McCain may once have been a straight talker, but the mainstream media has often overlooked the crooked path he took during the 2008 campaign. Political activist Robert Greenwald made an effort to go around the gatekeepers and reach the public with a series of little YouTube clips revealing the candidate's growing deficit in honesty. These warbled videos have been collected along with a runnin...
08.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Among its many grievous offenses, the Fox News Channel is engaged in an ongoing assault against truth in advertising. With a straight face, the bellowing Bill O�Reilly and lesser pipsqueaks proclaim themselves innocent of any ideology or agenda, even though their support of the most reactionary Republican policies is barely disguised. O�Reilly presides over a self-proclaimed �No Spin Zone� whose...