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Review: Crime + Punishment, 2018, dir. Stephen Maing

Review: Crime + Punishment, 2018, dir. Stephen Maing


My remote Sundance rampage continues! (Sundancepage?) From soul-crushing Greek arts farts to a documentary about police corruption in America, specifically police corruption in the NYPD, the largest police in the country. Crime + Punishment is tangentially about brutality, because how could it not be, but it’s primarily about quotas: How arrest quotas are still in play among … Continue reading

“The Best Documentaries of 2018 (So Far)”

“The Best Documentaries of 2018 (So Far)”


Oh, hey, shocker, I happily wrote capsule blurbs for Hale County This Morning, This Evening and Crime + Punishment for Paste Magazine‘s “best docs of ’18 to date” list, man, bet you’re all real fucking surprised about that.  I don’t know what else you want me to say. They’re great movies. Hale County This Morning, This Evening in particular … Continue reading

Review: Outrage, 2011, dir. Takeshi Kitano

Review: Outrage, 2011, dir. Takeshi Kitano


For the last decade, Japanese maestro Takeshi Kitano has taken a break from the Yakuza films that have come to strongly identify his entire body of work, turning to projects ranging from Zatoichi to his surreal and allegedly autobiographical trilogy of pictures starting with Takeshis and ending with 2008’s Achilles and the Tortoise. But ten … Continue reading