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My Roy Cohn, and Ours

J. Hoberman Tablet
Two recent documentaries, both now streaming, try to unpack the McCarthyite Trump-whisperer—progenitor of the postmodern political world we now inhabit.

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Fight for Rights, Will to Power: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Greg Tate British Film Institute
Greg Tate explores the shifting struggles for black equality – and identity – presented in the Swedish television archives (filmed from 1967 - 1975) originally released as a film in 2011 and currently streaming on Amazon Prime and YouTube.

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Spike Lee and the Battlefield of American History

Regie Ugwu The New York Times
Spike Lee has spent nearly four decades and more than 30 films reckoning with the jagged and brutal course of history. Now, in the middle of a global calamity, and with a new film, “Da 5 Bloods", he revisits the Vietnam War.

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always - Profoundly Moving Abortion Drama

Mark Kermode The Guardian
Elliza Hittman’s coming-of-age story about a teenager seeking an abortion is heartbreaking and painfully authentic. Hittman has described her film as “a narrative about a girl carrying around a lot of pain and burden, and the lonliness of it all".

Friday Nite Videos | May 8, 2020

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Trump and His Allies Have a Plan for Protecting Themselves, Not You. Stay Home | Baba Brinkman. Spike Lee's New Short Film | New York New York. Mourning in America. Filmmaker Josh Fox Responds to Michael Moore on Bombshell Climate Film.
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