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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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Citizenfour (2014)

“We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” Whatever your thoughts on Edward Snowden, he is certainly one of the most influential figures in recent American history and perhaps the biggest name of the whistleblower … Continue reading

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Méditerranée (1963)

“An uncharted memory flees stubbornly towards an increasingly distant era. The sensation of antiquity increases.” Today we start up a new segment that I like to call: Films That Should Be Replaced on the 1001 List by The Big Lebowski. That’s … Continue reading

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Bowling for Columbine (2002)

“What if the kids at Columbine were here today? What would you say to them? I wouldn’t say anything. I’d listen to them, which is what nobody else did.” Michael Moore is an interesting one. While often hailed as the … Continue reading

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