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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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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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The Guardian

Why is Lyndon B. Johnson suddenly prevalent in pop culture?

Most historical films reveal more about the time they were made than the eras they depict, so when a single historical figure has a sudden cultural renaissance...

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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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LA LA LAND Is a Glorious Return to Old-Fashioned Musicals (TIFF ...

LA LA LAND Is a Glorious Return to Old-Fashioned Mu...

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The Overlooked Women of TIFF 2016

When we talk about creating better roles for women in film – as, thankfully, we often do these days – we often define equality solely in terms of physical strength. Cultural critics swooned when...

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The Best of TIFF 2016: Some love stories can change the world

The Best of TIFF 2016: Some love stories can change...

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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...

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Goat Captures the Dangerous Horrors of Excessive Masculinity in College Fraternities | Washington City Paper

Goat Captures the Dangerous Horrors of Excessive Ma...

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The Best of TIFF 2016: Bringing a little humanity back to our democracy

With two months to go in this long, enthusiasm-sapping election season, you might think the last thing audiences would want to see is a political movie. Of course, the ...

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Author: The JT Leroy Story Reveals A More Complete Picture Of a Very Complicated Woman | Washington City Paper

Author: The JT Leroy Story Reveals A More Complete ...

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MOONLIGHT Will Brighten Your Soul (TIFF Review) | Nerdist

MOONLIGHT Will Brighten Your Soul (TIFF Review) | N...

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With MASCOTS, Christopher Guest's Formula Begins to Strike out ...

With MASCOTS, Christopher Guest's Formula Begins to...

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A MONSTER CALLS Is a Good Kid's Story, and Not Much Else ...

A MONSTER CALLS Is a Good Kid's Story, and Not Much...

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ARRIVAL Is the Smartest Potential Blockbuster Since THE DARK ...

ARRIVAL Is the Smartest Potential Blockbuster Since...

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Is a Witless Western with a Superhero ...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Is a Witless Western with a S...