Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta: A mother and daughter … and what else?

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta: A mother and daughter … and what else? By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on February 16, 2017.

Here’s Looking at You, Kid

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Here’s Looking at You, Kid: As the Hollywood studio classic turns 75, a ‘delightful’ new history, ‘We’ll Always Have Casablanca,’ tells all about how a bunch of Jewish refugees made a great movie about Jewish refugees escaping the Nazis By David Mikics on the Tablet website on February 14, 2017.

Steve Bannon Wanted Mel Gibson for His Movie About Nazis, Abortion, ‘Mutants’

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Steve Bannon Wanted Mel Gibson for His Movie About Nazis, Abortion, ‘Mutants’: In 11 pages, the cautionary tale about arrogant scientists tampering with divine design covers Eden, Hitler, mutants, immortality, and the ‘most radical ideology in history.’by Asawin Suebsaeng on The Daily Beast website on February 9. 2017.

Lion: A former homeless child searches for his town

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Lion: A former homeless child searches for his town By George Morley on the World Socialist Web Site on February 3, 2017.

Sunny Pawar in Lion

Austen Riggs Center February 2017 News and Events

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

February 2017 News & Events
Upcoming Events

Special Screening
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
February 4, 6:00 p.m.

The Erikson Institute is co-sponsoring a special advanced screening of the film An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story. The film portrays Niebuhr as the most celebrated theologian of the twentieth century and features interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Andrew Young, David Brooks, Cornell West, Susannah Heschel, and more. Following the film, there will be a (more…)

Martin Scorsese’s Silence and Ben Affleck’s Live by Night: Punishment and crime

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Martin Scorsese’s Silence and Ben Affleck’s Live by Night: Punishment and crime
By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist website on January 20, 2017.

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The Forgotten Holocaust: The Films of Boris Maftsir

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Forgotten Holocaust: The Films of Boris Maftsir: An Israeli filmmaker works to revive the neglected, terrible history of Shoah victims in the Soviet Union By Izabella Tabarovsky on the Tablet Website on January 27, 2016.

The Holocaust for Communists

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Holocaust for Communists: The East German-Bulgarian Holocaust movie ‘Sterne,’ screening this weekend at the New York Jewish Film Festival, is one of a group of visceral films made in Communist countries by or with people who survived the war By J. Hoberman on the Tablet website on January 18, 2017.

Method actor, philanderer, oddball: who was the real Marlon Brando

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Method actor, philanderer, oddball: who was the real Marlon Brando? by Alan Yentob on the Telegraph website on JANUARY 13, 2017.

Marlon Brando in The Wild One (1953) CREDIT: COLUMBIA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

A Psychoanalysis of Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

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Click Here to Read: A Psychoanalysis of Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby) by Jared DeFife, Ph.D. on YouTube.

The Limits of Forgiveness

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Limits of Forgiveness by Francine Prose in The New York Review of Books on December 15, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Manchester by the Sea: The suffering of an ordinary man By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on December 10, 2016.

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Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler in Kenneth Longren’s Manchester by the Sea, 2016

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Psychoanalyzing filmmaking duo’s ‘Seduction Theory’

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalyzing filmmaking duo’s ‘Seduction Theory’ by By Loren King in the Boston Globe on November 24, 2016.

Christian Goodwin stars in Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan’s “Seduction Theory.”

Trauma and Resilience in “Creed”

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

by Herbert H. Stein

For the spring issue of the PANY Bulletin, I wrote about the new Star Wars movie, emphasizing the very obvious attempt at nostalgic appeal. As it happens, the newest installment of the Rocky series of movies, Creed, appeared about a month earlier. (more…)

A Day in the Life of Zen Monk Leonard Cohen

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read and View: A Day in the Life of Zen Monk Leonard Cohen: A 1996 Documentary in Life, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Religion on the Open Culture.con website on July 3rd, 2015.

The Cinematic Traumas of Kenneth Lonergan

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Cinematic Traumas of Kenneth Lonergan By Rebecca Mead in the New Yorker in the November 7, 2016 issue.

Lonergan’s new film challenges the notion that personal growth can be wrested from even the most terrible suffering.ILLUSTRATION BY JEFF ÖSTBERG

‘None Shall Escape,’ Hollywood’s First Holocaust Film

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: ‘None Shall Escape,’ Hollywood’s First Holocaust Film, Was All But Unknown for 70 Years. Now It’s Been Rediscovered. The 99-year-old actress who played the tragic heroine recalls the bravery and foresight of the screenwriters and producers of an unflinching, prescient B-movie Nazi noir, now deservedly back in circulation in a new 35mm print By Thomas Doherty on the Tablet Website on November 1, 2016.

American Pastoral: A film version of Philip Roth’s novel

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: American Pastoral: A film version of Philip Roth’s novel By David Walsh onthe World Socialist Web Site on October 29, 2016.

Ewan McGregor and Dakota Fanning in American Pastoral

Certain Women: A certain anger at America’s coldness, loneliness . . . And Christopher Guest’s Mascots

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Certain Women: A certain anger at America’s coldness, loneliness . . . And Christopher Guest’s Mascots By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on October 28, 2016.

Lily Gladstone in Certain Women

The Magnificent Seven: Hollywood remakes and the problem of diminishing returns

Monday, October 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Magnificent Seven: Hollywood remakes and the problem of diminishing returns By Carlos Delgado on the World Socialist Web Site on October 24, 2016.

Marija, Past Life, Ember: Facing life, in different ways

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Marija, Past Life, Ember: Facing life, in different ways By David Walsh on The World Socialist Web Site on October 12, 2016.