Archive for the 'Movies' Category
Click Here to Read: Woman in Gold and an Old Toyota: Remembering Maria Altmann, the uncompromising Klimt owner behind Helen Mirren’s portrayal in ‘Woman in Gold’ By Frances Brent on The Tablet Website on May 18, 2015.
Detail of ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,’ 1907, by Gustav Klimt. (© 2015 Neue Galerie New York Photograph by Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York)
Click Here to Read: Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: Will artificial intelligence replace human efforts? By Dorota Niemitz on the World Socialist Web Site on May 29, 2015.
Click Here to Read: ANNOUNCEMENTS [ANNONCES] a Movie by Urith Aviv on the Couch and Screen.org website.
Click Here to Read: Kubrick’s Lost Holocaust Film: America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film By Abby Margulies on The Tablet website on March 28, 2013.
Stanley Kubrick on set during the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Warner Bros. Entertainment, courtesy LACMA)
Click Here to Read: The Forbidden Films of the Third Reich: Nazi propaganda: show it, or bury it? A new documentary takes on the question. By Thomas Doherty on the Tablet Website on May 12, 2015.
A scene from the 1941 Nazi propaganda film “Homecoming,” by Gustav Ucicky, as seen in “Forbidden Films,” a documentary by Felix Moeller. (Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films)
Click Here to Read: Exploring our hopes for a cure, with help from The King’s Speech By William Eaton on the Zeteo website on November 12, 2012,
Click Here to Read: My Narrative Art: Mr. Lucas, Are You There? by NSpira on his A Deeper Look blog on May 11, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Woman in Gold: The battle to recover art stolen by the Nazis By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site April 29. 2015.
Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Click Here to Read: What ‘Felix and Meira’ Gets Right About Leaving Hasidic Life By Shulem Deen on the New Republic Website on April 20, 2015
Click Here to Read: A revealing forum on “Politics and film criticism” at Mexican film festival on the World Socialist Web Site on April 6, 2015.
by Herbert H. Stein
In the spirit of full disclosure, I must tell you that I may have a particularly subjective view of the film, Birdman, as I set about commenting on it to you. Obviously, all examinations of film have some subjectivity assumed, but in this case I seem to be outside the mainstream. I say it because I was totally baffled to learn that the film is widely considered to be a comedy. It is described as such in reviews and, as if to codify the point, it was nominated for a Golden Globe award for comedy.
I did not experience it as a comedy at all. I found myself in rapt attention in a continual state of tension, anxiety, anticipation, even worry over what would happen next. When it was over, I texted that I had just seen it and didn’t know if I loved it or hated it. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Madness at the movies: Why Hollywood went crazy for Freud
on the Sydney Morning Herald website on April 3, 2015.
Jack Nicholson tries to buck the system in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
Click Here to Read: ‘The Devil Is a Woman’ on March 30, 2015 — April 5, 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art on the New York Review of Books website.
LEONARD NIMOY: 1931-2015
Leonard Nimoy had enjoyed reasonable success before taking on the role of Lieutenant Commander Spock, the Vulcan science officer of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise. Nimoy’s performance in the 1964 pilot was not particularly auspicious, chiefly because of inauspicious scripting.. He played a minor role, and few of Spock’s famous signatures were evident except for his oversized elfin ears. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Tackling life head on: The films of Uzbek-Soviet director Ali Khamraev By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on March 28, 2015.]
White, White Storks
Click Here to Read: A Photographer’s Eye For Tragedy And Hope In ‘Salt Of The Earth’ on the NPR website on March 27, 201
Click Here to Read: Leon Levin Psychoanalytic Film Series at the Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
Click Here to Read: Pedro Costa’s Horse Money, Jean-Marie Straub’s “leftism” and other problems By David Walsh on the World Socialist Website on March 25, 2015.