Noah Gittell

Noah Gittell

Movies > Politics

Film Critic. Essayist. Freelancer for hire. I blog at reelchange.net and can be reached at noahgittell@gmail.com. Non-partisan by nature.

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Esquire

Why Moviegoers Are Tired of Romance on the Silver Screen - Love Is Dead at the Movies

Why Moviegoers Are Tired of Romance on the Silver S...

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The Economist

The Academy's Best Picture dilemma

THE function of the Academy Awards has always been self-promotion. They were created in 1929 to defend the industry against bad press...

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The Guardian

The La La Land backlash: why have critics turned on the Oscar ...

The La La Land backlash: why have critics turned on...

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The Guardian

Why we need to stop saying 'this is the movie we need right now'

A devastating election result has led film critics to stress the importance of cinema as a political force but is it an overly optimistic notion?

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The Guardian

Sex, Booze, and Stupidity: Fratboys on Film, From Animal House to Goat

The frathouse comedy is almost as much of an all-American institution as fraternities themselves. In 1978, National Lampoon’s Animal House became one...

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rogerebert.com

The Political Idealism of Gary Ross

Who is America’s most successful political filmmaker? While most would argue divisive names like Spike Lee or Michael Moore, I’m going to nominate Gary Ross. You know his films...

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vox.com

Gilmore Girls’ subtle liberalism and universal empathy - Vox

Gilmore Girls wasn’t necessarily a political show, but it was a liberal one in a conservative climate...

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Movie Mezzanine

Tom Hanks and the Power of Fear | Movie Mezzanine

There’s a new Tom Hanks movie out, which can only mean one thing: another doomed vessel. Sully, in which he plays the...

washingtoncitypaper.com

The Oscar-Nominated Shorts, Reviewed

The Oscar-Nominated Shorts, Reviewed

washingtoncitypaper.com

I Am Not Your Negro, Reviewed

I Am Not Your Negro, Reviewed

washingtoncitypaper.com

Toni Erdmann, Reviewed

Toni Erdmann, Reviewed

washingtoncitypaper.com

Paterson, Reviewed

Paterson, Reviewed

rogerebert.com

The Ten Best Films of 2016 | Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert

The Ten Best Films of 2016 | Balder and Dash | Roge...

washingtoncitypaper.com

Manchester By The Sea, Reviewed

Manchester By The Sea, Reviewed