Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Machines: An unflinching look at an Indian textile mill

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Machines: An unflinching look at an Indian textile mill By Wasantha Rupasinghe on the World Socialist Web Site on May 15, 2018.

Russia’s Strange Obsession with Sobibór

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Russia’s Strange Obsession with Sobibór on the Russia file on the a Kennan Institute Blog website on May 9, 2018.

A psychiatrist’s defense of Tully, a controversial new movie about postpartum struggles

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   A psychiatrist’s defense of Tully, a controversial new movie about postpartum struggles Tully starts an important conversation about motherhood and mental healthy Lauren M. Osborne, MD on the Vox website on May 7, 2018,

Christian Petzold’s Transit

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Christian Petzold’s Transit: The condition of refugees as hell on earth By Stefan Sternberg on the World Socialist Web Site on May 9, 2018.

Freudian Noir

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Freudian Noir by Geoffrey O’Brien Review of Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling by David Bordwell in The New York Review of Books in the MAY 24, 2018 Issue.

Brothers (1929) and Comradeship (1931)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Brothers (1929) and Comradeship (1931): Two films dealing with the workers movement By Bernd Reinhardt on the World Socialist WEb Site on April 6, 2018.;

“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri” and One Emotional Ride

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

by Herbert H. Stein

 

We see a man and woman driving along a quiet country road. She, the older of the two,
is driving and she starts the conversation.
“Hey, Dixon?”
“Yeah?”
“I need to tell you something.”
There is a pause, then she continues.
“It was me who burned down the police station.”
“Well, who the hell else would it have been?”
They drive some more and she speaks again.
“Dixon?”
“Yep?”
“You sure about this?”
“About killing this guy?”
He waits a few moments and continues,
“Not really. You?”
“Not really.”
They drive some more and she says, “I guess we can decide along the way.”
He nods, she smiles, they keep driving …

And then the screen goes black and we see the closing credits.

In that moment in which I realized I was no longer living vicariously in the world of the
film, as I came back to my own world, sitting in a now dark movie theater, I had the thought that I had seen a very unusual film, perhaps unique. (more…)

Chappaquiddick examines 1969 tragedy and political cover-up

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Click Here to Read: Chappaquiddick examines 1969 tragedy and political cover-up By Patrick Martin on the World Socialist Web Site on April 21, 2018.

A Film Tries to Make a Pioneering Feminist Intellectual More Than Just a Muse

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  A Film Tries to Make a Pioneering Feminist Intellectual More Than Just a Muse: Lou Andreas-Salomé — a novelist, essayist, and psychoanalyst who won the hearts of Freud, Nietzsche, and Rilke — led an almost infinitely varied life by Angelica Frey on the HyperAllergic website on April 15, 2018.

Click Here to Read:  “Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to Be Free” Offers an Engaging Look at a Bold, Feminist Figure by Abbey Bender in the Village Voice April 17, 2018.

Click Here to Read: Lou Andreas-Salomé vs. The Patriarchy by Michael Hirsch on the Indypendent website on April 20. 2018

Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to be Free

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to be Free Review By Harvey Karten the ShockYa.com website on April 11, 2018.

Hitler’s Hollywood: A new German documentary makes an ‘audacious act of archival retrieval’ to bring to light the cinematic propaganda that fueled the rise of the Third Reich

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Hitler’s Hollywood: A new German documentary makes an ‘audacious act of archival retrieval’ to bring to light the cinematic propaganda that fueled the rise of the Third Reich By Thomas Doherty on the Tablet website on April 10, 2018

Japanese animation filmmaker Isao Takahata, director of Grave of the Fireflies, dies at 82

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Japanese animation filmmaker Isao Takahata, director of Grave of the Fireflies, dies at 82 By Elle Chapman and David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on April 7, 2018.

Fight The Power: Yale Strom takes on the socialist provocateur Eugene Deb

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Fight The Power: Yale Strom takes on the socialist provocateur Eugene Deb  by  George Robison on the Jewish Week website on February 21, 2018.

Click Here to Read: Remember the Wobblies: New film recalls brutalization of labor union in San Diego 100 years ago By Don Bauder in the San Diego Reader on January 20, 2018.

‘Chappaquiddick’: The Trial of Ted Kennedy

Sunday, April 1st, 2018


Click Here to Read: ‘Chappaquiddick’: The Trial of Ted Kennedy: A film revives a half-century-old tragedy that left a young woman dead, altered presidential history and created a very different legacy for America’s first family of politics By Peter Canellos on the Politico website on April 01, 2018.

Jetty of the Chappaquiddick Island ferry, Massachusetts, USA Date: July 26, 2009. Photo: Le grand Cricri

Vertigo: Sixty years since the release of Alfred Hitchcock’s disturbing classic

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Vertigo: Sixty years since the release of Alfred Hitchcock’s disturbing classic By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist website on
March 30, 2018.

The Waldheim Waltz: A timely film about the World War II role of former Austrian president

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Waldheim Waltz: A timely film about the World War II role of former Austrian president By Stefan Steinberg on the World Socialist Web Site on March 20, 2018.

The shattering of what’s left of the American Dream: Generation Wealth, Game Girls, Lemonade

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   The shattering of what’s left of the American Dream: Generation Wealth, Game Girls, Lemonade By Stefan Steinberg on the World Socialist Web Site on March 16, 2018.

Evan Rachel Wood on the Gaslighting of America

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Evan Rachel Wood on the Gaslighting of America: The award-winning actress discusses her spellbinding new turn in ‘Allure,’ in theaters March 16, and the harsh reality of life under President Trump by Marlow Stern on the Daily Beast website on March 14 2018.

90th Academy Awards: Banal, conformist and 10,000 miles from reality

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   90th Academy Awards: Banal, conformist and 10,000 miles from reality By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on March 6, 2018.

Greg in Hollywood (Greg Hernandez).  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

 What ‘The Post’ Misses About Kay Graham

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   What ‘The Post’ Misses About Kay Graham: The real publisher was far more complicated—and more interesting—than Steven Spielberg’s version lets on By Carol Felsenthal on the Political website on March 04, 2018.