Archive for the 'Movies' Category

What’s It Really About – Reynolds & Alma’s Perverse Feeding Game?

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Click Here to Read:   What’s It Really About – Reynolds & Alma’s Perverse Feeding Game? by Dr. Sandra E. Cohen on her Characters on the Couch Blog on March 1, 2018.

The Return of an “Indecent” Fritz Lang Film About a Painter and a Gold-Digger:

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Click Here to Read: The Return of an “Indecent” Fritz Lang Film About a Painter and a Gold-Digger: Artist Amy Sillman will introduce Lang’s previously censored film Scarlet Street (1945) at Metrograph by Elisa Wouk Almino on the HyperAllergic website on February 27, 2018.

Movie Reviews: Get Out

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Click Here to Read: Trauma, #Never Again, And “Getting Out” by Dr. Sandra E. Cohen on her Characters on the Couch blog on February 26, 2018,

The Hollywood Directors Who Filmed the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   The Hollywood Directors Who Filmed the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps: George Stevens, John Ford, and Samuel Fuller, best known for their work in Hollywood, all documented the Allied liberation at the end of the war by Dan Schindel1 on the HyperAllergic.com website on February 22, 2018.

Young and old survivors in Dachau cheer approaching U.S. troops. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photograph #45075 Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Searching for the Roots of Empathy in Rituals of Care

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  Searching for the Roots of Empathy in Rituals of Care: In Kerry Tribe’s video we see both actors playing patients and medical students acting as though they were doctors, but the aim is for something real: empathy by Emily Wilson on the HyperAllergic website on February 8, 2018.

Photo: Pepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The Dynamic Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and ’30

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Click Here to Read:  The Dynamic Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and ’30s: Susan Pack’s Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde celebrates the experimental film posters from the pre-Stalin Soviet Union by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on Janaary 2, 2018.

Short films considered for Academy Award nominations

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Click Here to Read: Short films considered for Academy Award nominations: Emmett Till, a Jack London story and an isolated child
By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on January 3, 2018.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi—The further business of the Disney franchise

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Star Wars: The Last Jedi—The further business of the Disney franchise By Matthew MacEgan on the World Socialist Web Site on December 19, 2017.

Movies Monday: The 20 Best Japanese Animated Movies of the 21st Century

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The 20 Best Japanese Animated Movies of the 21st Century by Melinda Gemesi on the Taste of Cinema website on February 22, 2015.

In The Shape of Water, Small Acts of Rebellion Make a Splash

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   In The Shape of Water, Small Acts of Rebellion Make a Splash: Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, about a mute cleaning woman who liberates and falls in love with a humanoid amphibian monster, is intimate in scale but tells a potent story of empowerment by Mengna Da on the HyperAllergic website on December 13, 2017.

From Brooklyn to Beirut Film at CJH

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Thursday, December 14
7 pm
From Brooklyn to Beirut
Presented by American Jewish Historical Society
Film Premiere & Discussion
A World Premiere screening of Rola Khayyat’s “From Brooklyn to Beirut,” a landmark documentary exploring the landscape of belonging for the community of Lebanese Jews in New York – along with the fragilities and complexities associated with a politicized identity
Tickets: $10 general; $5 AJHS members, seniors, students; $12 at the door
To Register, Click Here

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Man Who Invented Christmas: Charles Dickens and the writing of A Christmas Carol By Joanne Laurier on The World Socialist Web Site on December 8, 2017.

By a Thread – A Daughter’s Search for Her Mother’s Hidden Identity at CJH

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Sunday, December 10
1:30pm
By a Thread – A Daughter’s Search for Her Mother’s Hidden Identity
Presented by Jewish Genealogical Society & Center for Jewish History
Lecture
New York journalist Marisa Fox knew her mother as Tamar Fromer Fox, a self-proclaimed freedom fighter and hero of the Israeli War of Independence. But Tamar’s Polish roots were more elusive, as she avoided any conversation of how she escaped the fate that claimed her own mother and large family who were murdered at Auschwitz. Nearly 20 years after Tamar died, Marisa discovers her mother had a hidden identity and goes in search of it. After a 7-year investigation from Manhattan to Melbourne, Toronto, Tel Aviv, Detroit, Haifa, Berlin, and Malmo, Sweden, finding survivors and relatives who knew her mother, Fox has directed a documentary about her search called “By a Thread.” Connecting the dots between her mother’s alias and her true genealogical roots and secret past, Fox asks: Is identity something that’s genetically determined or are we creatures of self-invention and reinvention?
Tickets: JGS members free; guests are welcome, $5 at the door.
Link: http://programs.cjh.org/event/by-a-thread-2017-12-10

Violence, Grief and a Harsh Conscience in “Wind River”

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

by Herbert H. Stein

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Psychoanalysis meets film at dedicated festival in Bucharest

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalysis meets film at dedicated festival in Bucharest by Ro Insider on the Romania Insider website on December 5, 2017.

LBJ and Marshall: Film biographies deal with mid-20th century US struggle for racial equality

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: LBJ and Marshall: Film biographies deal with mid-20th century US struggle for racial equality By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Website on November 25, 2017.

The Philosophical Salon for October 2017

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Philosophical Salon for October 2017 on the Philosophical.com website.

Moe Berg, A film by Aviva Kempner

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Moe Berg, A film by Aviva Kempner on the Moe Berg Film website.

75 years since the release of Hollywood classic Casablanca

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read: 75 years since the release of Hollywood classic Casablanca By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on
November 22, 2017.

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049: A dreary future By Carlos Delgado on The World Socialist Web Site on November 20, 2017.