Best of 2021 staff picks
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Knife & Fork
Summer Camp Guide
A documentary about the life and work of Frank Zappa is so obvious that it seems like there should already have been...
Every chapter of American history, every aspect of American culture, and every American industry has been shaped by...
Films to rally around at the 2020 VAFF
Many of us have found safe, socially distant ways to do the things we considered normal before the pandemic, such as...
Worth the struggle
Like the movement it depicts, The Glorias cares so deeply for its subject that it persists through all obstacles and...
About halfway through Get Duked!, there comes a moment when you realize this silly little comedy about a group of...
Returning to class
Kris Rey’s I Used To Go Here examines the many trials and tribulations familiar to any creative person who goes...
Honest to God
For those of us who were teenagers in the 1990s and early 2000s, the “walled garden” of America Online was how many...
As our country struggles with its foundational mythology, we are faced with the question of how the story would be...
This review contains mild spoilers, so if you prefer to avoid them, let your main takeaway be that Irresistible is an...
Spike Lee goes deep into the emotion of conflict in Da 5...
To say that Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods is ripped from the headlines is to give those headlines too much credit. Filming...
Look into it
Pick: Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Pick: Patrick Costello’s “Ceding Ground II”