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One of the most remarkable aspects of Leontine Sagan’s Madchen in Uniform is its time period, appearing in Germany in 1931, at the beginning of the rise of the Nazis
To understand a society, watch its films. Germany during the rise of the Nazis still had a film industry, controlled by a central propaganda machine that decreed what films could
Josephine Decker’s gorgeous new film Shirley opens with Rose (Odessa Young) reading Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” on a train to Bennington, Vermont. As the story concludes, a small,
In 2016, not long before Trump’s election, film criticism had a proto-MeToo era reckoning of their own. Devin Faraci, one of the founding online critics and the editor-in-chief of Birth.
To hear many male critics tell it, lesbians were invented sometime in the 1970s, alongside women’s rights and the clitoris. The aggressively ahistorical nature of this attitude (and we all