Documentarians have long struggled with how to depict the aftermaths of atrocities. Claude Lanzmann’s “Shoah” spreads its interviews out over more than nine hours, implicitly acknowledging the limitations of making a Holocaust film even as it serves as a record of survivors’ memories. Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” goes for the throat: The director shows the former members of Indonesian death squads re-enacting their crimes.
Ben Barenholtz has been a film distributor, exhibitor and producer, who has influenced the careers of David Lynch, John Sayles and Joel and Ethan Coen. He has even been credited with inventing the concept of the midnight movie at Chelsea’s long-gone Elgin Theater, which he ran. Alas, the self-financed “Alina,” his first fiction feature as a director, looks like the work of someone just starting out. This fish-out-of-water story goes to predictable places in unconvincing ways.
The Slovak-language movie is dark but has great fun with its main character — a new teacher, who, using the children’s grades as leverage, blackmails the parents into favors. “The Teacher” is a foray into Slovak-language filmmaking by the industrious Czech director Jan Hrebejk. For the occasion, he and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky have chosen a premise that sets up a dark satire about governance and human nature.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".