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Edward Mendez

Edward Mendez is a PhD student in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine and is one of the editors of the film section for the Brooklyn Rail.

Bill Duke’s Deep Cover

The Criterion Collection's release of Deep Cover (1992) emphasizes the impact of hip-hop and the Black film boom of 1991 and warrants a close examination of how race and identity configure in the film's searing, yet ambivalent aesthetics. Available on DVD and Blu-ray July 13.

Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson’s delightful new film, The French Dispatch, is more than a love letter to American newspaper and magazine writers—it is a film committed to reveling in the craft of writing and storytelling.


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DEC 21-JAN 22

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