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‘Sand Castle’ Shows Fraught Relationship Between Occupier and Occupied

‘Sand Castle’ Shows Fraught Relationship Between Occupier and Occupied

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

"Sand Castle" is one of the few films about the Iraqi War that gives voice and screen time to Iraqis civilians — not just American soldiers — in an exploration of one of the war's frequently complex interactions between the two sides.

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‘The Settlers’ Discusses Israel

‘The Settlers’ Discusses Israel

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

NYU professor Shimon Dotan's new documentary "The Settlers" brings the virulent controversy of settlements along the West Bank between Israel and Palestine to light, finding hope and moderation in a world often cast as radical and irreconcilable.

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“I Don’t Feel At Home” Makes a Name Among the Greats

“I Don’t Feel At Home” Makes a Name Among the Greats

Ali Hassan, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film

In his directorial debut, Macon Blair fills the large shoes of his predecessors while taking steps that are uniquely his own in "I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore."

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“A Good American” Fails to Skewer the NSA

“A Good American” Fails to Skewer the NSA

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

Though a fascinatingly in-depth look at one of the most contentious issues since, well, Edward Snowden, "A Good American" is still disappointingly biased.

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Mifune Doc Details Legendary Career

Mifune Doc Details Legendary Career

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer
November 21, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

One of the greatest acting legends to have come out of Japan finally gets his time to shine in "Mifune: The Last Samurai."

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Culture in the Context of Chinese Communism

Culture in the Context of Chinese Communism

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer
October 13, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

In the wake of the end of the Cultural Revolution's end in China, visual artist Cai-Guo Qiang began to grow his career, culminating in his most impressive work that led to Kevin MacDonald's documentary of the same title, "Sky Ladder."

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