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Netflix Fix: La Noire de… (Black Girl)

Netflix Fix: La Noire de… (Black Girl)

Say French Nouvelle Vague and immediately you think of Godard and his French colleagues who changed the form for a generation. The Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène may be better known as the father of African film, but his work deserves to be known outside of a regionalized category that says little about his style. His classic La(…)

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov’s Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is by no means a new movie, but I just discovered it and I simply cannot stop talking about it.  In it, Werner’s narrative voice works its usual magic, which is all I really should have to say, but I’ll go on. The documentary covers(…)