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
Archive for the 'Movies' Category
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.
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
Click Here to Read: Chappie: Is the sum greater than the parts? By Christine Schofelt on the World Socialist Website on March 21, 2015.
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.
Click Here to Read: A remarkable film festival in Mexico City By David Walsh on The World Socialist Website on March 18, 2015.
The Trotsky Museum in Coyoacan
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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.
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.
The Resistors “their spirit prevails …”
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.
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.