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  • The city of Palermo has long suffered under the rule of a criminal empire: the Sicilian Mafia, better known as the Cosa Nostra. Anti-mob group Addiopizzo reported in 2008 that the Mafia extorts more than $200 million annually from local...

  • 4 months ago | Film and TV

    As the year in movie-going draws to a close — and as critics busy themselves drawing up lists and handing out awards — it seems time at last to look ahead. Here are the ten films to get excited about in the year to come. 1. Jauja (dire...

  • In 1985, philanthropist Stan Brock founded Remote Area Medical, a charity intended, according to the title card that opens Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman's exceptional documentary, "to bring free medical care to inaccessible regions of the...

  • Style is a question many documentarians are implicitly cautioned to avoid. Documentary favors the unforeseen and the accidental, and style suggests the inverse: It gives the impression of control, or of the shopworn criticism, "manipulation."...

  • Perhaps Ruben Östlund's most sophisticated thought experiment yet, the provocative and wise Force Majeure is a penetrating study of that most ludicrous of social pretenses — masculinity, toxic and ubiquitous. Östlund takes...

  • 6 months ago | Film and TV

    Perhaps Ruben Östlund's most sophisticated thought experiment yet, the provocative and wise Force Majeure is a penetrating study of that most ludicrous of social pretenses: masculinity, toxic and ubiquitous. Östlund takes as his subject ...