The artist’s solo US museum debut at the Baltimore Museum of Art is a contemptuous, at times satirical, take on oppression that gives way to a new history.
We’re Screwed, But It’s Okay
Rachel Lears’s new film To the End is optimistic, perhaps to a fault.
Seven Recommended Films From the Dominican Republic
Whether documentary, experimental, or somewhere in between, there is no shortage of intriguing Dominican films through which to consider life on the island.
Freedom in Body and Water
Sama Alshaibi’s Four Series draws on historical sources, contexts, and techniques to articulate the definitions and exploitations of freedom.
It’s Pete Buttigieg’s Turn to Get a Fawning, Uncritical Documentary
Mayor Pete tries to make the case for the bland presidential candidate whom few voted for as some kind of gamechanger.
How the Myth of Barack Obama Overtook the Man (and the Politician)
A new HBO film introduces a level of nuance to its depiction of the president that’s been sorely lacking in most portrayals.
Election Films to Stream to Take Your Mind Off the Upcoming Vote
Here are some movies that put the “fun” in “definitely functioning democracy!”
How a City Government Works, According to Frederick Wiseman
The venerable documentarian’s latest, City Hall, is an epic look at the workings of local civics in Boston, Massachusetts.
Remembering the Great Political Art of Siah Armajani
Armajani passed away in his home on August 27. His last artworks focused on immigration and the threats to American liberty.
Donald Trump Is a Bad President. Let’s Leave Mental Illness Out of It.
The documentary #Unfit is the latest attempt to explain Trump’s destructive policies via psychology. This only ever causes more harm than good, especially for people with confirmed mental illnesses.
Melania Trump’s Revamped Rose Garden Is Rough Around the Hedges
While Jackie O rose to the occasion, Melania’s redesign reinforced her reputation for severity in her style choices.
What Happens When a Thousand Teenage Boys Form Their Own Government
For the new documentary Boys State, directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine use a long-running youth program to examine US democracy. The result is is both comedy and horror.