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Manohla Dargis

Manohla Dargis is the film director for the L.A. Weekly.

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Traffic: Border Wars
At once a political epic and a radical gesture in personal filmmaking, Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic is an unexpected, unlikely triumph. It was a film that Hollywood didn’t want to make—every studio in town turned it down—that went on to secure…

By Manohla Dargis

Tokyo Drifter
To experience a film by Japanese B-movie visionary Seijun Suzuki is to experience Japanese cinema in all its frenzied, voluptuous excess. Born in Tokyo in 1923, Seijun Suzuki is best known for a cycle of extraordinary yakuza (gangster) movies he shot…

By Manohla Dargis