Archive for the 'Movies' Category

John Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in NJ

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: John Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in NJ by Bruce Shipkowski on the Aol news website on May 24th 2015.

Click Here to Read: John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86 By Erica Goode in The New York Times on May 24, 2015.

Woman in Gold and an Old Toyota

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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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)

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: Will artificial intelligence replace human efforts?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS [ANNONCES] a Movie by Urith Aviv

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  ANNOUNCEMENTS [ANNONCES] a Movie by Urith Aviv on the Couch and Screen.org website.

Kubrick’s Lost Holocaust Film

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

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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)

The Forbidden Films of the Third Reich: Nazi propaganda: show it, or bury it?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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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)

Exploring our hopes for a cure, with help from The King’s Speech

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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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,

My Narrative Art: Mr. Lucas, Are You There?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: My Narrative Art: Mr. Lucas, Are You There? by NSpira on his A Deeper Look blog on May 11, 2015.

Woman in Gold: The battle to recover art stolen by the Nazis

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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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

Villa Aurora: A Film

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Writing Villa Aurora by Tamar Simon Hoffs.

Click Here to Read:  Villa Aurora: The Making of a Movie by Tamar Simon Hoffs and Carolyn Pfeiffer.

Click Here to Read:  Villa Aurora Look Book.

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.