Andrew Schenker

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  • While well-worn charges of aestheticizing poverty could easily be leveled against Girl Rising, its eye-popping colors, stark black-and-white and inventive animation, which by turns help illustrate the stories of the unfortunate children...

  • The Trials of Muhammad Ali opens with two contrasting bits of archival footage: a 1968 television appearance by the eponymous boxer in which David Susskind calls him "[in]tolerable," and a later clip of the Parkinson's-riddled legend about...

  • There are, no doubt, any number of otherwise reasonable female pedagogues who have struck up affairs with underage male students, but why Hannah Fidell's A Teacher has to present this species of relationship as a case study in female...

  • Vehicle 19 is best when it's silent. Mukunda Michael Dewil's film has the makings of a taut little thriller, but the writer-director has the twin disadvantages of needing to include dialogue and to rely on the services of Paul Walker to...

  • It would be easy enough to write off Sirius as mere catnip for the UFO/conspiracy-theory crowd. From its countless images of “flying saucers” streaking the night sky, to its function as an uncritical mouthpiece for featured...

  • It would be easy enough to write off Sirius as mere catnip for the UFO/conspiracy-theory crowd. From its countless images of “flying saucers” streaking the night sky, to its function as an uncritical mouthpiece for featured...