Ernest Hardy

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  • 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....

  • The documentary Lakay, directed by Chicago-based Haitian American filmmaker Tirf Alexius, is corrective filmmaking, intended not only to put human faces on the suffering in Haiti following 2010's devastating earthquake, but to showcase the...

  • 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...

  • Based on true events from Korean history, and smartly crafted by writer-director Kim Han-min into a thrilling action film, The Admiral has something of the feel of old Saturday-matinee serials. In a prologue that plays out under the...

  • 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...

  • Movies freighted with lots of franchise backstory often tag on a prologue, either clips from the previous source, or some exposition-heavy recapping, which serves as a refresher for those who are already on board with the world and story being...