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The ‘Lost World’ of Vittorio De Seta

J. Hoberman New York Review of Books
Filmed in the 1950s, Vittorio De Seta's luminous shorts depicting the hardscrabble lives of fishermen, shepherds, peasants, and miners in rural Italy turn documentary into art film.

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Stealing Chaplin: Film Review

Ed Rampell Hollywood Progressive
In 1978 body snatchers really did dig up and try to ransom the corpse of the legendary actor Charlie Chaplin shortly after his death. 'Stealing Chaplin' uses this fact-based bit of skullduggery as a mere launching pad for its fact-free comedy.

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Gymnasts Worldwide Push Back on Their Sport’s Culture of Abuse

Juliet Macur New York Times
On Instagram and other social networks, gymnasts have tagged posts with #GymnastAlliance to share their own experiences in the wake of a Netflix's new documentary 'Athlete' A that highlights verbal and physical abuse by coaches.

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'John Lewis: Good Trouble’ A Portrait of an American Hero

David Fear Rolling Stone
John Lewis declares that, during the 1960s, he was arrested “a few times.” Then the elder statesman and éminence grise of the civil rights movement pauses before correcting himself in front of the large Dallas crowd he’s addressing: “40 times…"
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