Ed Rampell: PAFF focuses on Black-themed films, ranging from studio pictures to indie productions, with works from Hollywood, the USA, Mother Africa, the Caribbean, Melanesia, Australia and beyond.
Eric Mann: Parasite, in the brilliant web Bong weaves, shows capitalism as a system that implicates the members of every class and, in the absence of a revolutionary, counter-hegemonic movement, is loved or at least emulated by all.
Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: Clemency, the compelling new film by writer-director Chinonye Chukwu, focuses on the oft-overlooked effect the death penalty has on the people involved in carrying it out.
Pat Elder: The truth is that our drinking water is loaded with carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals while the legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years.
ocumentary filmmaker Alex Gibney’s latest entry takes on the transition from the USSR to shock capitalism, the bargain basement selloff of the Soviet people’s hard-earned material infrastructure to insider cronies who in short time became billionaires, and the way those nouveaux riches became firmly entrenched in an authoritarian oligarchy led by Vladimir Putin. One of […]