Bilge Ebiri


Bilge Ebiri is the principal film critic at the Village Voice. His work also appears in LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • 2 days ago | Film and TV

    Apocalyptic stories (as well as post-apocalyptic ones) have been with us forever; as a species, humans are uniquely fascinated with our own annihilation

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    As they leap through the years, West and Cohen give us a compelling account of Ginsburg’s key cases, starting from her days as a lawyer with the ACLU's Women’s Rights Project.

  • 13 days ago | Film Reviews

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