Tag Archives: Sarah Burns

Villains the Front-Page Created: The Central Park Five

“Let the animals get themselves.” It isn’t pretty and it isn’t right, but it’s an adage that has been widely adopted by virtually all anomie-laden societies in Western culture. As a result, major cities are susceptible to bigoted battles of … Continue reading

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Politics, Social Critics, Women Behind the Lens

Having just seen back-to-back screenings of The Central Park Five and West of Memphis, only a week after seeing Middle of Nowhere, it struck me how loudly each film howls about the world we live in now. Besides certain contextual … Continue reading

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Burns’ Central Park Five Defines New New York

Let me preface by saying that I haven’t seen Central Park Five yet, so I have no clue whether it actually “defines” one of the major cities on the planet. It’s quite possible this film, like many great documentaries, sets … Continue reading

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