“Wildlife” Emerges as One of the Year’s Best

A 1960s Montana family burns to the ground in Paul Dano’s masterful directorial debut. Dano is best known as an actor (“There Will Be Blood”, “Little Miss Sunshine”) with an innocent face that juxtaposes against his rather sad and weary eyes, which

“La Haine” and Racialized Nation-building

  Two weeks ago, I watched the French film “La Haine” directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, which was released in the fall of 1995. The title translates to “Hate” in English. Kassovitz won Best Director at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival for the

September’s Guide to October’s Favorites

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. Alright, what

Omar Mullick and These Birds Walk

The Monday evening after Spring Break, I walked into Sci 101 to see a loose crowd quietly waiting for the documentary screening event of These Birds Walk. The event is part of a new speaker series called “Reflections from the Field.” The