Archive for the 'Movies' Category

What ‘Felix and Meira’ Gets Right About Leaving Hasidic Life

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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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

A revealing forum on “Politics and film criticism” at Mexican film festival

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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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.

“Birdman”: The Unexpected Virtue of Psychosis

Thursday, April 2nd, 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…)

Madness at the movies: Why Hollywood went crazy for Freud

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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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.

The Devil Is a Woman

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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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 by Harvey Roy Greenberg

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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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…)

Tackling life head on: The films of Uzbek-Soviet director Ali Khamraev

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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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.]

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A Photographer’s Eye For Tragedy And Hope In ‘Salt Of The Earth’

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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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

Leon Levin Psychoanalytic Film Series

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Leon Levin Psychoanalytic Film Series at the Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Pedro Costa’s Horse Money, Jean-Marie Straub’s “leftism” and other problems

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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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.

Screening “The Flat” with Director Arnon Goldfinger at WAWI

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Screening “The Flat” with Director Arnon Goldfinger on Apr 13, 2015 7:00 pm

The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology cordially invites you to: Special Film Event with Award-Winning Director Screen “The Flat” Followed by a Conversation with Director Arnon Goldfinger and Dr. Emily Kuriloff

Chappie: Is the sum greater than the parts?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Chappie: Is the sum greater than the parts? By Christine Schofelt on the World Socialist Website on March 21, 2015.

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The rule and the exceptions—three good films: Court, National Gallery and The Gold Bug

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The rule and the exceptions—three good films: Court, National Gallery and The Gold Bug By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on March 20, 2015.

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A remarkable film festival in Mexico City

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  A remarkable film festival in Mexico City By David Walsh on The World Socialist Website on March 18, 2015.

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Film Noir Thrillers, Volume Two: Surprises from Fritz Lang and William Castle

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

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Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, Volume Two: Surprises from Fritz Lang and William Castle By Charles Bogle on the World Socialist Web Site on March 12, 2015.

Benjamin Balint’s Running Commentary

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Review of Benjamin Balint’s Running Commentary  Reviewed by Morris Dickstein in the Times Literary Supplement, August 20-27, 2010 and posted here on Morris Dickstein’s Website.

Click Here to Read: The Moment of the Novel and the Rise of Film Culture by Morris Dickstein.

Two stories of German resistance

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Two stories of German resistance: The Resistors “their spirit prevails …” and 13 Minutes By Bernd Reinhardt on The World Socialist Web Site on March 3, 2015.

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Every Thing Will Be Fine from Win Wenders, Taxi from Jafar Panahi, and other films

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Click Here to ReaEvery+Thing+Will+Be+Fined:  Every Thing Will Be Fine from Win Wenders, Taxi from Jafar Panahi, and other films By Hiram Lee on the World Socialist Website on February 27, 2015.

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Haiti and Romania: Drama and social life in Murder in Pacot and Why me?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Haiti and Romania: Drama and social life in Murder in Pacot and Why me? By Stefan Steinberg On the World Socialist Web Site on  February 25, 2015.

87th Academy Awards: A more intriguing event than in recent years

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: 87th Academy Awards: A more intriguing event than in recent years By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on February 24, 2015.

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