Tag: Americana

Someone Else’s War: A Reckoning with Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’

“Movies aren’t proverbs — their morals are questionable, their questions are impossible to answer. This is the case for good films, at least.”

Murray Lerner’s ‘Festival’: A Prototype for the Music Documentary

“‘Festival’ challenges our preconceptions about the past – in this case, that of folk music and of music documentaries themselves.”

The Subversive Power of ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’

“Thirty years after its release, the gender play, sexual politics and physical comedy shine as brightly as the 100-watt headlight on its star’s beloved bike.”