Diana Clarke

 

Diana Clarke is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • Among the Believers is shocking for its kindness. This documentary, which depicts ISIS supporter Abdul Aziz Ghazi's efforts to bring Sharia law into public practice in Pakistan, refuses stereotypes, easy conclusions and pandering to...

  • In her 2002 book The Future of Nostalgia, Svetlana Boym argues that nostalgia comes in two main forms: restorative, which focuses on the rebuilding of a lost home, whether literal, figurative or both; and reflective, which dwells in the...

  • Early in Hooligan Sparrow, her tremendous documentary about Chinese activist Ye Haiyan (whose alias is the film's title), director Nanfu Wang turns the camera on herself. "Please," she beseeches the viewer. "Seek justice for me." The plea...

  • For a film about work, Ants on a Shrimp's labor is almost invisible -- as it should be. Like a well-executed fine-dining experience, this sleek documentary entertains, delights and makes viewers comfortable without evident sweat. Directed...

  • Tikkun opens in an empty room, filmed in black and white. There is dead air, then metal tools clang on white tile. Hooves clack as cows walk to slaughter, a blade sings in the air. The butcher is a bearded man, a Hasidic Jew. He and the...

  • For a film encompassing generations of fraught history, Germans & Jews is awfully short, but hardly superficial. Condensed rather than compact, it features dozens of voices both German and Jewish -- and sometimes both, though the fact that...

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