The Truth Lies….: Cold Case Hammarskjöld

By Michael Sandlin. It’s now been eight years since Scandinavian prankster filmmaker Mads Brugger donned his pith helmet and jodhpurs in Angola to impersonate a blood diamond buyer – recording on film the whole farcical mess that ensues for his 2011 documentary feature The Ambassador. Now mad Mads is back in Africa in […]

City of Losers, Losing City: Pacino, New York, and the New Hollywood Cinema

By Heather Hendershot. The following is excerpted from When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited, edited by Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis (Cornell University Press, 2019), by permission of the press. In 1965, John Lindsay beat out Abraham Beame and William F. Buckley Jr. to be elected mayor of New […]