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The phantom worlds of Nina Menkes

Uninvited
A woman croupier drifts like a ghost through languidly lit hotel spaces, or submits to jackhammer missionary intercourse while an I'm-not-here expression hardens her turned-away face.  
By: CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  February 22, 2011

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Bigger than legend

The real Nicholas Ray at the HFA
Whatever truth may still come through the legend of Nicholas Ray — America's cinema poet of outlaws, outsiders, and adolescents, a self-destructive artist ruined by alcohol, drugs, and being too good for Hollywood — it's no longer a truth that Ray needs.
By: CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  July 06, 2010

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Review: Petition

A modern tragedy based on unchanging conflict
This distressing documentary explores a netherworld of individuals who have come to Beijing from all over China hoping that their grievances against their local governments will be heard.
By: CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  January 26, 2010

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Paul Schrader at the HFA

American contradictions
"I'm not sure what happened to me," says Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, one of the least reliable of the director's succession of unreliable narrators, in the film named for her.
By: CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  January 29, 2009

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Separate ways

Ritwik Ghatak at the Harvard Film Archive
Separation is the myth and the reality of Ritwik Ghatak’s cinema.
By: CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  February 20, 2008

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Before and after images

José Luis Guerín at the HFA
With José Luis Guerín, the cinema returns to its origin in photography.
By: CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  February 06, 2008



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Twenty-first-century syndromes

The “New Crowned Hope” series at the MFA
Simon Field and Keith Griffiths, who commissioned the series, found four directors who responded to the call with brilliant films.
By: CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  August 28, 2007

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Missing in action

History escapes Herzog in Rescue Dawn
In his 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs To Fly , Werner Herzog told the story of Dieter Dengler.
By: CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  July 10, 2007
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