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The Stunning Achievement of Kasi Lemmons’s “Harriet”

Richard Brody The New Yorker
"It’s a freedom movie; it’s not a slavery movie. It exists in a very perilous and conflicted time in our country, but it’s really about freedom and what you’re willing to do for it—not just for you, but for others." - Kasi Lemmons

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'The Irishman": The Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa Won’t Go Away

Steve Early Jacobin
Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman continues Hollywood’s obsession with the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. We’re more concerned with what happened to Teamster working conditions under his son, James P. Hoffa.

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Covering for Roy Cohn

David Klion The New Republic
'Where is My Roy Cohn?' the new documentary about Cohn's life and circle is a study in complicity.

Friday Nite Videos | September 20, 2019

Portside
Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot | Short Film on the Climate Crisis. Billie Eilish - All the Good Girls Go to Hell. Where's My Roy Cohn? | Documentary. Trump Whistleblower Complaint Centers on Ukraine. Legal Immigration | John Oliver
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