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Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

“I’m so fuckin’ mad I can’t see straight. And they’re just daring me to kill again.” I could watch documentaries for days on end, and Netflix seems to have taken to the real crime drama with its selections, likely following … Continue reading

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Sherman’s March (1986)

“This isn’t art. This is life.” I was really on board with Sherman’s March from its premise. The first I read of the film was that it was a man’s attempt to make a Civil War documentary, but he ended up getting … Continue reading

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Häxan (1922)

 “Centuries have passed and the Almighty of medieval times no longer sits in his tenth sphere. We no longer sit in church staring terrified at the frescoes of the devils. The witch no longer flies away on her broom over the rooftops. But … Continue reading

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F For Fake (1973)

“What we professional liars hope to serve is truth. I’m afraid the pompous word for that is ‘art.’” I first learned about F For Fake in a short video essay by Every Frame a Painting. Video essays are a film buff’s ticket … Continue reading

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The Thin Blue Line (1988)

“Any prosecutor can convict a guilty man. It takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent man.” Wrongful conviction has always been a fascinating topic for me. If you’ve got injustice in the system, even if it’s just reasonable doubt, … Continue reading

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High School (1968)

“This school is miserable. It’s cloistered, secluded -it’s completely sheltered from everything that’s going on in the world, and I think it’s wrong. It has to be changed.” I was fortunate enough to attend a progressive, high-performing high school with … Continue reading

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Nanook of the North (1922)

“More men than there are stones around the shore of Nanook’s home have looked upon Nanook, the kindly, brave, simple Eskimo.” Nanook of the North is an interesting case, one in which the story behind the film is more fascinating … Continue reading

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