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Ball of Confusion

Ball of Confusion

BlacKkKlansman by Hope Madden Welcome back, Spike Lee! It’s not like he’s really been gone. He’s made a dozen or more TV episodes, documentaries, short films and basement-budget indies since…read more →

Hot Hand

Hot Hand

Molly’s Game by Hope Madden As screenwriters go, few have as noticeable a presence as Aaron Sorkin. A Sorkin screenplay = smart people saying smart things really quickly, over top…read more →

A Grateful Nation

A Grateful Nation

Thank You for Your Service by Hope Madden American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall moves behind the camera for his thematically similar big screen adaptation, Thank You for Your Service. Where…read more →

Welcome

Welcome

Jungle by Hope Madden It is hard to go wrong with a story as viscerally affecting as that of Yossi Ghinsberg, an Israeli who took a year off from his…read more →

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

A United Kingdom by Hope Madden Last year, Jeff Nichols’s Loving quietly observed the bond between Mildred and Richard Loving, a married couple whose union eventually brought down miscegenation laws…read more →

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Lion by Hope Madden Inspirational, true-life tales – however tailor-made they seem to be for a big screen presentation – can be tough to deliver with integrity. In fact, the…read more →

Unfair and Unbalanced

Unfair and Unbalanced

Christine by Hope Madden There’s a moment in Christine – Antonio Campos’s clinical character study of ‘70s on-air reporter Christine Chubbuck – when a violently depressed Christine chastises her mother’s…read more →

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

Loving by Hope Madden Like Barry Jenkins’s miraculous Moonlight, the new film from Jeff Nichols offers a needed, optimistic reminder that progress is not dead and the ugliness of hatred…read more →