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  • Mediterranea

    Jonas Carpignano directed this international coproduction (2015) about two friends from Burkina Faso who are trying to emigrate to Italy. more...
  • Media Aesthetics, Media Meteorology

    Antonio Somaini, professor of film theory at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, lectures on meteorological metaphors in the criticism of Walter Benjamin, Marshall McLuhan, and Béla Balázs. more...
  • Monkey Hustle (PG)

    The original blaxploitation craze was petering out by the time American International Pictures released this anemic 1977 comedy, shot in Chicago and interesting now only for its south-side locations. more...
  • Manakamana
  • Manakamana

    For this novel exercise in art cinema and ethnography, directors Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez parked their camera in a cable car as it transported various tourists and natives back and forth across the hills of Nepal, to and from the Hindu shrine of Manakamana. more...
  • The Man Who Would Be King

    Another John Huston parable about greed, ambition, and the bitter fruits thereof (1975), acted this time by two adventurers (Sean Connery and Michael Caine), late of Her Majesty's Indian Army, who travel to a remote corner of Afghanistan to set themselves up as kings. more...
  • The Man Next Door

    This Argentinian feature is compelling for the way it responds to the ideas of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier: on the one hand, directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat create a rich mise-en-scene around a multi-tiered Corbusier home in Buenos Aires, but on the other, the story is a biting satire of his admirers. more...
  • Madea's Big Scholarly Roundtable

    An academic panel discussion on the career of writer-director Tyler Perry, exploring "his theatrical roots, his works' connections to 'the' African American church, the highbrow/lowbrow tensions his works stir up, and the ways that class, region, gender and sexuality signify in his screen and stage productions, as well as in the discourses surrounding Perry himself." more...
  • Morelos

    Antonio Serrano directed this 2012 historical drama about the last years in the life of José María Morelos y Pavón, leader of the Mexican War of Independence. more...
  • Making the Boys (NR)

    Crayton Robey's 2009 documentary chronicles the making of The Boys in the Band, Matt Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play about homosexuality. more...