Archive for the 'Movies' Category

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.

Ma’ Rosa from the Philippines: Small-time drug dealers set upon by the police

Monday, October 10th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Ma’ Rosa from the Philippines: Small-time drug dealers set upon by the police
By Dylan Lubao on the World Socialist Web Site on October 5, 2016.

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Loving, The Birth of a Nation: Distinct approaches to historical events

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Loving, The Birth of a Nation: Distinct approaches to historical events
By Joanne Laurier On nthe World Socialist Web Site on October 1, 2016.

The Chosen, on Trotsky, and other political subjects

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Chosen, on Trotsky, and other political subjects by David Walsh on the World Socialist Web site on September 29, 2016.

Clint Eastwood’s Sully: The “Miracle on the Hudson” dramatized

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Clint Eastwood’s Sully: The “Miracle on the Hudson” dramatized By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on September 28, 2016.

Aaron Eckhart and Tom Hanks in Sully

The class essence of the Confederacy in the American Civil War

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The class essence of the Confederacy in the American Civil War: A further comment on Free State of Jones By Douglas Lyons on the World Socialist Web Site on August 30, 2016.

Click Here to Purchase: On the Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of  American Slavery: By Volney Gay

The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society Dream Films 1926-1972

Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society Dream Films 1926-1972 on the Zoe Beloff website.

From Alice Guy-Blaché to Barbara Kopple: the Pioneering Women of Documentary Film

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: From Alice Guy-Blaché to Barbara Kopple: the Pioneering Women of Documentary Film by Maryann Johanson on the PBS 13 Independent Lens website on July 11, 2016.

A Graphic Novel Chronicles Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Years

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A Graphic Novel Chronicles Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Years by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on August 23, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Woody Guthrie’s lyrics about Donald Trump’s ‘racist’ father discovered by Will Kaufman ZAPIT website on Jannuary 22, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Donald Trump and Hugo Chavez: Demagogues who come to Destroy by Daniel Benveniste, Ph.D. on August 16, 2016.

Chris Costner Sizemore, the Real Patient Behind ‘The Three Faces of Eve,’ Dies at 89

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Chris Costner Sizemore, the Real Patient Behind ‘The Three Faces of Eve,’ Dies at 89 By Bruce Weber in The New York Times on August 5, 2016.

“The Witch” and Her Co-Conspirators

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

by Herbert H. Stein

“Thus the super-ego is always close to the id and can act as its representative vis-à-vis the ego.” (Freud, 1923 p. 48)

“The ego which, on the one hand, knows that it is innocent is obliged, on the other hand, to be aware of a sense of guilt and to carry a responsibility which it cannot account for.” (Freud, 1926 p. 117)

Robert Eggers’ film, The Witch, is described in its full title as “A New England Folk Tale.” It is presented as a 17th century horror story, based on the commonly held beliefs at the time, of a family destroyed by demonic forces in the woods around their home. (more…)

The Past and Future of Mental Illness on Screen

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Past and Future of Mental Illness on Screen: The various ways mental health is used as a foil for plot by Colton Ledford on the Film School Rejects website on July 29, 2016.