Stories

drive-ins and combatting prejudice

Matthew Modine

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

That was Gregory Peck, portraying Atticus Finch, in the lm adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Climbing into another person’s skin is what a good lm does. e collective experience of sitting in a darkened space and having our... Read More


PORN, ECSTATIC TRUTH AND PASSION

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s intense curiosity about the world has landed him in some unorthodox places. He has been slung in jail in... Read More

LIBERAL BUBBLE, TRUMP’S ASCENDANCY AND RUSSIA

ADAM CURTIS

No one makes films like Adam Curtis. With his magpie eye for idiosyncratic... Read More

BATTLE WITH A CLIMATE CHANGE-DENYING PRESIDENT

FISHER STEVENS

When I got a phone call from Leonardo DiCaprio asking me if I would... Read More