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Movies Monday: The Handmaiden’s Tale

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Handmaid’s Tale: Resistance is not futile By Ed Hightower on the World Socialist Web Site on August 1, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  The Handmaid’s Tale review – no television event has hit such a nerve: Over 10 extraordinary episodes – and set against traumatic real-world events – this adaptation has resonated as loudly as Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel by Sam Wollaston on the Guardian website on July 31, 2017.;ick Here to Read:

Click Here to Read: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Series Premiere Recap: Welcome to Gilead: The Handmaid’s Tale By Angelica Jade Bastien in The New York Times on Arpil 26, 2017. (more…)

Movies Monday: Dunkirk

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk: The outbreak of World War II without history or politics By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on July 26, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Dunkirk Reviewed by Matt Zoller Seitz on the Roger Ebert Reviews Website on July 21, 2017.

Click Her to Read:  Dunkirk Is a Great War Movie Marred by Christopher Nolan’s Usual Tricks By David Edelstein on the Vulture website on July 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Review: ‘Dunkirk’ Is a Tour de Force War Movie, Both Sweeping and Intimate By Manhola Dargis in The New York Times on Jly 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Review Christopher Nolan puts audiences in the middle of WWII in the intimate and epic ‘Dunkirk’ by Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles on July 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Dunkirk offers a lesson – but it isn’t what Nigel Farage thinks Brexiters imagine that war stories justify British self-reliance. In fact they teach us the value of fellowship by Zoe Williams on the Guardian website   on July 30, 2017.

Click Here to Read:   Dunkirk Is A Horror Movie by Dan Mclaughlin on the National Review website on July 30, 2017.

Movie Monday: The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith: A film about music, photography and the postwar world By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on June 27, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith’ By Glenn Kenny in The New York Times on September 22, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene SmithWNYC Documentar Official Trailer by FilmBuff on YouTube.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith’: DOC NYC Review by John DeFore on the Hollywood Reporter website on November 20, 2017.

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Movie Monday: My Cousin Rachel

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Click Here To Read:  My Cousin Rachel: Was she innocent or guilty—and what would it signify? By David Walsh on the World Socialist Website on June 17, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Review: In ‘My Cousin Rachel,’ It’s Kiss or Be Killed By Manhola Darsgis in The New York Times on June 8, 2017.

Click Here to Read: My Cousin Rachel Review by Glenn Kenny on the Roger Ebert.com website on June 9, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  My Cousin Rachel review – fateful attraction: Rachel Weisz is captivating as the enigmatic heroine in a Daphne du Maurier adaptation that adds modern psychology to the period drama by Mark Kermode on the Guardian website on June 11, 2017. (more…)

Movie Monday: The Films of Stan Brakhage

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Stan Brakhage on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Brakhage: When Light Meets Life by Max Nelson on the New York Review of Books Website on June 8, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Stan Brakhage: American filmmaker who brought a unique eye to his craft View more sharing options by
Ronald Bergan on the Guardian webssite on March 14, 2003.

Click Here to View: Stan Brakhage, “Mothlight” (1963) on YouTube .

Click Here to View: Stan Brakhage – Stellar [1993] on YouTube.

Click Here to View: Stan Brakhage – Murder Psalm (1980) on YouTube,

Click Here to View: Unconscious London Strata (1981) on YouTube.

Click Here to View: Stan Brakhage – Dog Star Man (1961-64) on YouTube.

Click Here to View: 23rd Psalm Branch : Part I on YouTube.

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Movies Monday: To Be or Not to Be

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Hollywood’s Other Great Anti-Nazi Movie: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘racy, risky black comedy of manners’ To Be or Not To Be is funnier and in many ways more fearless than its wartime cousin, Casablanca By Thomas Doherty on the Tablet Website on June 2, 2017.

Click Here to Read: The Screen: Review of To Be Or Not to Be By Bolsey Crowther in The New York Times on March 7, 1942.

Click Here to Read: To Be or Not to Be by Ed Gonzalez on the Slant Magazine website on February 23, 2005.

Click Here to Read: ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ Is Better Than Ever by Leonard Maltin on the Indie wire website on Aug 30, 2013.rd Maltin
Aug 30, 2013.

Click Here to Read: To Be or Not to Be Review by Brian Eggert on the Deep Focus website on February 19, 2013.

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Movies Monday: The Woman Who Left

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Review of The Woman Who Left Reviewed by Scout Tafoya on the RogerEbert Reviews website on May 19, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Review: ‘The Woman Who Left’ Is an Epic, Intimate Tale of Injustice By A. O. Scott in The New York Times on May 18, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Film Review: ‘The Woman Who Left’ Reviewed by Guy Lodge on The Variety Website on September 9, 2016.

Click Here to Read: The Woman Who Left by Chris Nshawaty on the Entertainment Weekly Website on May 17, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Woman Who Left’ (‘Ang Babaeng Humayo’) by Clarence Tsui on the Hollywood Reporter website on September 8, 2016.

Click Here to Read: The Woman Who Left (Ang Babaeng Humayo) by Steve Gravestock on the TIFF wesbite.

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Movies Monday: The Red Turtle

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Red Turtle Fans of animated movies—or any movies, for that matter—shouldn’t miss the latest from Studio Ghibli By Sam Adams on the Slate website on January 29, 2017.

Click Here to Read: The Red Turtle Reviewed by Simon Abrams on the Roger Ebert website on January 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Red Turtle,’ Life Marooned With an Ornery Reptile Reviewed By A. O. Scott in The New York Times on January 19, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Red Turtle,’ from Studio Ghibli, is a lyrical escape into silence and solitude By Ann Hornaday in the Washington Post on January 26, 2017,

Click Here to Read: The Red Turtle’ Review: Robinson Crusoe Meets Totoro in Colorful Animated Gem: Studio Ghibli’s stunning shipwreck-survivor story combines fantasy, fairy tales and philosophical questions with eye-popping visuals By David Fear in Rollingstone Magazine on January 23, 2017.

Click Here to View: ‘The Red Turtle’ movie review by Kenneth Turan Video by Jason H. Neubert on the LA Times website on May 15, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Elegant Simplicity of The Red Turtle: The first feature from the Oscar-winning animator Michaël Dudok de Wit is a beautifully sparse meditation on the cycles of life Reviewed by Christopher Orr in the Atlantic Monthly on January 25, 2017.

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Movies Monday: Agnes Varda

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Agnès Varda’s Playful Recycling of Her Art: In the last 15 years, Agnès Varda has embraced the label of visual artist rather than the more specific filmmaker by Tanner Tafelski on the HyperAllergic WEbsite on March 23, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Top q0 Best Agenes Varda Films on the New Wave Film.com website.

Click Here to Read:  The mother of French cinema says being a woman is no excuse for mediocrity by Anne Quito on the QZ website on March 05, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Interview with Agnes Varda by Sheila Heti on the Believer website.

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Movies Monday: Elle

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read: ELLE: Trauma and Perversion: What Does Triumph Have To Do With It? By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Click Here to Read: Elle review – startlingly strange rape-revenge black comedy: With her steely hauteur, Isabelle Huppert is utterly arresting in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative film. No other actor could have pulled it off by Peter Bradshaw on the Guardian website on March 9, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Review: In ‘Elle,’ Isabelle Huppert Subverts the Role of Rape Victim: ELLE NYT Critic’s Pick Directed by Paul Verhoeven Drama, Thriller R By A. O. Scott in The New York Times on November 10, 2016. (more…)

Movies Monday: The Zookeeper’s Wife

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Zookeeper’s Wife: Life and heroism in wartime Warsaw By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Website on April 5. 2017.

Click Here to Read:  The Zookeeper’s Wife Movie Review by Sheila O’Malley on the Roger Ebert Reviews website on March 29, 2017.

Click Here to Read: In ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ the Holocaust Seems Tame By Stephen Holden in The New York Times on March 29, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Film Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ by Peter Debruge in Variety on March 20, 2017. (more…)

Movies Monday: The Live by Night

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Nicholas Ray’s They Live by Night (1948): “They’re thieves, just like us” By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Website on March 20, 2017

Click Here to Read: They Live by Night on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Nicholas Ray began his career with a masterpiece, They Live By Night By Mike D’Angelo on the A.V. Club website on August 15, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Criticwire Classic of the Week: Nicholas Ray’s ‘They Live By Night’ by Vikram Murthi onthe CriticWire website on August 28, 2015.

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Movies Monday: No Home Movie

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Film Review: ‘No Home Movie’ Reviewed by Peter Debruge pon the Variety website on August 10, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Review: ‘No Home Movie,’ of Love and Melancholy Directed by Chantal Akerman Reviewed by Mahola Dargi in The New York Times on SMARCH 31, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  We Can’t Go Home Again: Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie Reviewed by Andrea Picard on the Cinema Scope website. (more…)

Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx By Peter Schwarz on the World Socialist Web Site on March
15, 2017.

The absence for the most part of the big wide world: German films at the Berlinale

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The absence for the most part of the big wide world: German films at the Berlinale By Bernd Reinhardt on the World Socialist Web Site on March 9, 2017.

Movie Monday: Django

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A film about the legendary guitarist: Django By Bernd Reinhardt on the World Socialist Website on March 4, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘Django’: Film Review | Berlin 2017 by Scott Roxborough in The Hollywood Reporter on February 9, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Berlin Film Review: ‘Django’ by Jordan Mintzer in Variety Magazine on February 9, 2017.

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Movies Monday: ‘Moonlight’ and the Oscars’ Middle Finger to Trumpism

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  ‘Moonlight’ and the Oscars’ Middle Finger to Trumpism: Don’t let the shock over the Best Picture snafu drown out the importance of ‘Moonlight’s’ win, and the power of a terrific, political, fiercely anti-Trump Oscars telecast by Kevin Fallon on the Daily Beast website on February 27, 2017.

Ten Films We’re Looking Forward To In 2017

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Ten Films We’re Looking Forward To In 2017: Including new work from Sofia Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, and Paul Thomas Anderson BY Tim Grierson and Will Leitch in The New Republic on January 11, 2017

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Movies Monday: Fences

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: August Wilson’s Fences—an African-American family in mid-20th century Pittsburgh By Fred Mazelis on the Guardian website on January 14, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Film Review: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in ‘Fences’ by Owen Gleiberman on the Variety website on November 22, 2017. (more…)

Movie Monday: Toni Erdmann

Monday, February 6th, 2017


Click Here to Read:
Maren Ade’s award-winning Toni Erdmann: Slaves to modern global business By Bernd Reinhardt on the World Socialist Website on January 9, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Maren Ade: ‘Toni Erdmann’s humour comes out of a big desperation’ The German writer-director on how her dad inspired her surprise hit comedy-drama, why the Golden Globes was bizarre and why she won’t do a US remake on the Guardian website on January 21, 2017. (more…)