Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Under the Skin (or aliens from another social class) and Mood Indigo (more inventiveness from Michel Gondry)

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Under-the-Skin_01Click Here to Read: Under the Skin (or aliens from another social class) and Mood Indigo (more inventiveness from Michel Gondry) By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on December 16, 2014.

Under the Skin

Movie Monday: Man with a Movie Camera

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Man with a Movie Camera on Wikipdia.

Click Here to Read:  Man with a Movie Camera Reviewed by Roger Ebert on the RogerEbert.com website.

Click Here to Read: Images-Man with a Movie Camera, video review by Grant Tracey on the Images Journal.com website.

Click Here to Read:  Dziga Vertov on Wikipedia.

Edith Wharton—The Sense of Harmony: A documentary about the American novelist

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Edith Wharton—The Sense of Harmony: A documentary about the American novelist By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on December 12, 2014.

A Shrink Explains the ‘Primal’ Appeal of ‘Serial’

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: A Shrink Explains the ‘Primal’ Appeal of ‘Serial’ in by Anne Skomorowsky in The Wall Street Journal on December 4, 2014.

Whiplash: Heaping scorn on mediocrity

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Ciick Here to Read:  Whiplash: Heaping scorn on mediocrity By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Website on December 4, 2014,

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The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking’s life, or parts of it, on film

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking’s life, or parts of it, on film By Walter Gilberti on the World Socialist Web Site on December 2, 2014.

The Theory of Everything

Defense and Hypomania at “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

by Herbert H. Stein

 

The first time I saw the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, I left the theater with a particularly good, buoyant feeling. (more…)

Night Will Fall: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Night Will Fall: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities By Paul Mitchell on the World Socialist Web Site on November 26, 2014.

“Stranger by the Lake”

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

by Herbert H. Stein

If it had been originally in English, the title of the film, Stranger By the Lake, could easily be seen as a double entendre. Anyone who has seen the film would agree that it is, indeed, “stranger” by the lake, an all-male gathering place at which nudity, public sexuality and murder are accepted as commonplace. The other aspect of the double entendre is, of course, a reference to the stranger who is met by the lake, a place in which couples pair off, make love and fall in love with relative anonymity.

But that is if it had been originally in English. In fact, this is a French film, and the translators, presumably with the agreement of the film makers, applied that title to a film with the original title, L’Inconnu du Lac. I know from reading Camus in freshman French that The Stranger is L’Etranger in the original French. L’Inconnu translates literally as “the unknown.” Rather than remove the double entendre, this appears to add further layers of suggestion.

Behind the Urbane Wit, a Crackling Fervor for His Art Ben Brantley on Mike Nichols

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Behind the Urbane Wit, a Crackling Fervor for His Art Ben Brantley on Mike Nichols By Ben Brantley in The New York Times on November. 20, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Mike Nichols, Urbane Director Loved by Crowds and Critics, Dies at 83 By Bruce Weber in The New York Times on November 20, 2014.

Distortion and dishonesty: Ukrainian films at the Cottbus Film Festival

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Distortion and dishonesty: Ukrainian films at the Cottbus Film Festival By Stefan Steinberg on the World Socialist Web Site on November 20, 2014.

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Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Review of: Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work: A biography of the remarkable actor by Susan L. Mizruch,  Reviewed By Charles Bogle on the World Socialist Web Site on November 19, 2014.

New film exhibit gives moving glimpse of pre-WWII Jewish Poland

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  New film exhibit gives moving glimpse of pre-WWII Jewish Poland ‘Letters to Afar,’ on show at the Museum of the City of New York, uses films by Jewish immigrants who traveled from NY back to Poland in the 1920s and 1930s BY Cathryn J. Prince in The Times of Israel on November 18, 2014.

No Banality in This Evil: A new documentary and a new book look at Himmler and Eichmann through newly discovered letters

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  No Banality in This Evil: A new documentary and a new book look at Himmler and Eichmann through newly discovered letters By Saul Austerlitz on The Tablet website on November 13, 2014.

Heinrich Himmler with Gundrun around 1941. (Kino Lorber, Inc)

Essential Movies for a Student of Philosophy

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Essential Movies for a Student of Philosophy by Matt Whitlock on the MUBI website.

I went to the movies and saw my grandmother get stabbed to death

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: I went to the movies and saw my grandmother get stabbed to death Posted By Ben Sachs on The Reader website on November 3, 2014.

Odysseus in Modern Cinema by Adele Tutter IPA

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Odysseus in Modern Cinema Adele Tutter (American Psychoanalytic Association) A study on “the ageless story of a young man’s solo quest”. This essay reviews: Grizzly Man, directed by Werner Herzog, 2005 | Into the Wild, directed by Sean Penn, 2007 | Man on Wire, directed by James Marsh, 2008 | 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle, 2010.

Bion’s A Memoir of the Future – the unfinished movie

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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Click Here to View: Bion’s A Memoir of the Future – the unfinished movie on YouTube.

New film suggests a bright future for Polish Jews

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  New film suggests a bright future for Polish Jews: A talk with the director of ‘The Return,’ which opens Saturday in New York, on how he presents a positive look at a growing, hip Jewish community in an unexpected place BY Jordon Hoffman in The Times of Israel on October 24, 2014.

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality by Maria Popova on the Brain Pickings website.