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Author: Myriam Mouflih

how ‘i am not your negro’ crafts an evocative and empowering portrait of black america

There is no doubt in my mind that James Baldwin was one of the most significant writers of the 20th century, and I Am Not Your Negro serves as both a history lesson and an introduction to one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Raoul Peck uses an unfinished, 30 page draft of Baldwin’s …

why pablo larraín’s ‘neruda’ is sheer fantasy

To say that Pablo Larraín has a talent for biographical filmmaking would be an understatement. What he does with the genre is much more interesting than a strict documentation of a person or a period in their life. In Neruda, Larraín’s film about the Chilean poet and politician Pablo Neruda, he takes the skeleton of …

the world deserves more movies like ‘mustang’

I have spent a lot of time considering my childhood as a girl. In fact, thinking about it has been an integral part of working out my own identity, as well as where I fit in the world. Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s portrait of Turkish girlhood, is both culturally specific while remaining reminiscent of the …