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Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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THE MIRROR OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

Some thoughts—from a white liberal, for white liberals—on Charlottesville, privilege, and the need to shift our fundamental understanding of our country.

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MY SUMMER OF SUMMER MOVIES

The Unaffiliated Critic—somewhat recklessly—announces his plan to see and review every single movie that opens between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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RESOLUTIONARY ROAD

Here at The Unaffiliated Critic, we appreciate the illusory, arbitrary promise of a fresh start as much as anyone. So here are my New Year's Resolutions for 2017.

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WOMEN WITH MOVIE CAMERAS

As I plan out my Independent Study in World Cinema, I could use some help in making sure I don't overlook great female directors.

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BACK TO (FILM) SCHOOL

A self-educated film nerd resumes his self-education, as my long-abandoned Independent Study in World Cinema series returns.

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WHAT I'M WATCHING — January 18–24, 2015

This week the Unaffiliated Critic kept it 100 with The Nightly Show, speed-watched The Flash, tried on The Hollow Crown, gleefully suffered Slings & Arrows, and endured about as much of Backstrom as he could stand.