Chris Marker

Film Review: Not Enough Joy in Director Chris Marker’s “Le Joli Mai”

December 6, 2013
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“Le Joli Mai” is serious and sober, a bit of a downer, climaxing in a lengthy interview with a dullard union official about why he supports the French Communist Party.

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Film Review: “Far From Vietnam” — A Remarkable Anti-War Film

September 25, 2013
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Far From Vietnam dared say what no American documentary, even the most radical, would insinuate for fear of being accused of treason: in Vietnam, the Americans were the new Germans.

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Film Commentary: Time Traveling With and Without Woody Allen

June 26, 2011
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Time travel in movies, whether treated as farce or serious sci-fi mind-bending, sometimes excites us by challenging the idea that we’re trapped in a linear chronology from which we cannot escape, racking up regrets, mistakes, and old-age as we go

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