American Fable is ambitious, maybe too much so sometimes, but there's an intense pleasure in the boldness of the film's style.
Alissa Wilkinson is a critic, journalist, and professor living in Brooklyn. Her work appears at Vulture, Rolling Stone, Pacific Standard, Books & Culture, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She is co-author, with Rob Joustra, of How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World (Eerdmans, 2016) and is at work on Orphaned Believers: Reframing Religion in the Age of Faith-Based Film (The Critical Press, 2017). Alissa is Christianity Today's critic at large and an assistant professor of English and humanities at The King's College in downtown Manhattan. She tweets @alissamarie.
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An interview with director Anne Fontaine about her new film "The Innocents."
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Interviews with actors Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst about Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special.
A report from the 2016 True/False documentary film festival in Columbia, Missouri.
An interview with director Jeff Nichols and star Michael Shannon of "Midnight Special" from Berlin.