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Night and Fog (1956)

“Who among us keeps watch over this strange watchtower to warn the arrival of our new executioners? Are their faces really different from our own?” I first heard about Night and Fog from another film I watched recently, Hotel Terminus. It was described as … Continue reading

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Hôtel Terminus (1988)

“Why condemn a man who’s set to die any day now? … We’ve got better things to worry about than these old problems.” I never expected to know so much about Klaus Barbie. Before this movie, I only vaguely knew … Continue reading

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Tongues Untied (1989)

“In this great, gay Mecca, I was an invisible man. I had no shadow, no substance, no place, no history, no reflection. I was an alien unseen and seen unwanted.” There’s a power surging through Tongues Untied. It demands the attention of … Continue reading

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Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

“It’s not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It’s because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we … Continue reading

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Hoop Dreams (1994)

“My mother, God bless her, she’s always said in America you can make something of your life.” There’s nothing like a fine documentary, and Hoop Dreams is one of the finest. The premise hooked me right away. I often wonder about all … Continue reading

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Roger & Me (1989)

“Some people just don’t like to celebrate human tragedy while on vacation.” I think a lot of Michael Moore’s charm has faded over the years, even among those who agree with his views. His gonzo style can be off putting, … Continue reading

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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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