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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

    "A light-hearted romp that leads straight into darkness and back through the shadows on the wall."– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    "Movie nuts arise! A happy and felicitous debut."– Terese Svoboda

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The Wire

We’re done! Getting through all five seasons of The Wire in one massive binge took weeks & weeks out of our usual movie-viewing schedule, but it couldn’t have been more worth it. Instead of yet another paean to “the best show on television” (which, in fact, isn’t praise enough), here’s a quote by David Simon […]

Muckworld Roundup – Cheese Edition

My grandmother always said: “Don’t trust anybody who doesn’t like cheese.” It’s been a good week for movies — I saw The Bourne Ultimatum, The Simpsons Movie, Dans Paris, Sunset Blvd, The 11th Hour and the Inland Empire DVD — but it’s time to break up the rave reviews with a little artisanal gouda and […]


Sicko is Michael Moore’s most mature work to date and almost certainly his best film. As Hillary Clinton found out the hard way, health care isn’t a particularly sexy topic, but with his usual populist’s touch, Moore has crafted a film that’s intellectually and emotionally gripping from start to finish. Without oversimplifying the complex issues […]

Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir

For once, a life worthy of a memoir. Leni Riefenstahl tells the gripping story of her rise from dancer and star of silent mountain films during the Weimar Republic to Triumph of the Will, Olympia, and “Hitler’s filmmaker,” followed by her long fall after the war, the Nuba, scuba. Riddled with contradictions, dubious statements and […]

Our Brand is Crisis

Or, Carville goes South. What happens when a slick DC consulting firm is hired to run a campaign for President of Bolivia? Short answer: the wrong guy wins. Quite fascinating. Our Brand is Crisis. Rachel Boynton, 2005. *** Rotten Tomatoes: 92% [tags]politics, documentary, bolivia, james carville, consulting, campaigns, 3 stars[/tags]

Jesus Camp

In this very scary documentary, Christian fundamentalists brainwash their children (“they’re so usable!“) to create God’s army and bring about the end of days. Pastors Becky Fischer and former Presidential advisor Ted Haggard come off as complete creeps; the children are victims of what amounts to abuse. This is well put together, and Air America […]

Hacking Democracy

No doubt, HBO programmed this documentary about voting machine fraud near the elections to be “timely,” but it’s obvious it should have been made, say, four years ago. Hacking Democracy doesn’t really tell you much that you couldn’t have read for yourself on the Internet a long time ago, but it tries its damnest to […]

Asymmetrical Warfare

“I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us.”

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