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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 →

Dream Baby Dream

Dream Baby Dream

Woodshock by Hope Madden Do you know the Suicide song Dream Baby Dream? For some, it’s a profound and moving meditation. For others, it is the longest, most unendurably boring…read more →

Written by Victors

Written by Victors

Viceroy’s House by Rachel Willis History is written by the victors. So begins Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House, a film that focuses on the transition of power from England to India…read more →

Many Mansions

Many Mansions

mother! by Hope Madden Darren Aronofsky is grappling with some things. For those of you who know the writer/director primarily for his streamlined, intimate films like The Wrestler, mother! may…read more →

Tart

Tart

Lemon by Hope Madden Lemon announces itself immediately. As a documentary on the horrors of war plays on a TV, the camera pans a drab living room, finding a man…read more →

Vanishing America

Vanishing America

Wind River by Hope Madden In many beautiful and horrific ways, the scripts of Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) felt like a reemergence of Cormac McCarthy. His lean…read more →

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

The Farthest by Rachel Willis Forty years ago, the first of two vessels was launched into space to begin the unmanned Voyager mission. To commemorate NASA’s monumental achievement, Emer Reynolds…read more →