Ernest Hardy

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  • A chilling, timely, often darkly and unexpectedly humorous look at one man's brutal experiences in the American prison system, the documentary The Mind of Mark DeFriest is the adage "truth is stranger than fiction" writ large. If it were a...

  • Yoga's journey from 5,000-year-old spiritual practice to means to achieving flat abs and tight glutes encapsulates the interlocked processes of cultural appropriation, ravenous capitalism, and the Western ability to reduce everything to a trend....

  • Trailers for The Good Lie make it appear that a Spunky Nice White Lady (Reese Witherspoon) takes under her wing a group of young Sudanese immigrants who arrive to the U.S. via a humanitarian program, only to have culture clash lead to...

  • Working in an emergency room, where patients might be all but stacked on top of one another, the ability to zero in on crucial patient information, to extract essentials in order to make prioritizing assessments for treatment, can literally mean...

  • The triptych of masculinities at the core of director Jim Mickle's Sundance hit Cold in July (he co-wrote the screenplay with Nick Damici) pull double duty; they lead the viewer down a nerve-wracking rabbit hole of violence, gore, and...

  • 9 months ago | Film and TV

    "Wherever you live in this world, basically . . . you are alone. Even if [we] have support systems, we're really alone." Those words, shorn of sentimentality, are offered—and received—as motherly balm in the documentary When I Walk. Fi...