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After studying Mandarin in post-Mao China, Jordan got into the film business as a camera assistant working with directors like Steven Soderbergh and...

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Fresh, Nutty and Triumphant, ‘Endless Poetry’ Evokes Boundary-Pushing Films of the Past

Director Alejandro Jodorowsky creates an unpretentious surrealism, the kind that came naturally to Federico Fellini and Seijun Suzuki.

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John Paul DeJoria: Separating the 1 Percent From the 99 Percent Is a ‘Bunch of Bullshit’

A new documentary called “Good Fortune” provides the once-homeless hair care billionaire’s primer on how the superrich can contribute to society and still be superrich.

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Syria’s ‘Hell on Earth,’ Up Close and Personal

Footage of real-life bloodshed justifies the infernal title of Sebastian Junger’s documentary film, co-directed by Nick Quested.

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Arts and Culture : Film Review


‘The Commune’: Not Quite Here Nor There

Good performances can’t rescue the half-baked screenplay in Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg’s re-creation of the freewheeling ’70s.

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‘The Designated Mourner’: A Play on Authoritarianism, Restaged for the Trump Era

Twenty years after its debut, playwright Wallace Shawn’s drama has taken on new meaning for American theatergoers. (Shawn is pictured at left.)

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‘Seed’ Documentary Explores the David-and-Goliath Battle With Food Corporations

Farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers are fighting to protect the world’s natural food supply from extinction.

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A Search for Justice in ‘Finding Oscar’

The documentary traces the story of a 1982 massacre of a Guatemalan village to a trial three decades later, with human rights advocates as the heroes.

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Jordan Riefe
Jordan Riefe

After studying Mandarin in post-Mao China, Jordan got into the film business as a camera assistant working with directors like Steven Soderbergh and Tom Hanks. He has been covering the film business since the late 90s for outlets like Reuters, THR.com, and the Wrap, wrote a movie that was produced in China in 2007. Currently serves as West Coast theatre critic for The Hollywood Reporter, while also covering art and culture for The Guardian and Cultured Magazine.

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