Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Slavery in Recent American Films: “Lincoln”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Slavery in Recent American Films: “Lincoln” by Volney Gay on the Huffington Post website on April 5, 2016.

Orchestra of Exiles

Friday, April 1st, 2016

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Click Here to View: Excerpt from feature documentary:  Orchestra of Exiles, Written, Produced and Directed by Josh Aronson on Vimeo.

“Star Wars VII”: Nostalgia and Repetition A Long Time Ago …

Friday, April 1st, 2016

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by Herbert H. Stein

Let’s talk about the new Star Wars movie. After all, for a while everyone else was.

In a now mildly famous controversy, the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, told Charlie Rose “They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. Every movie I work very hard to make them completely different, with different plan- ets, with different spaceships, make it new.” In a later TV interview on CBS, he apologized, saying, “The issue was ultimately, they looked at the stories and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans.’ People don’t actually realize it’s actually a soap opera and it’s all about family problems-it’s not about space- ships. So they decided they didn’t want to use those stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing so I decided, ‘Fine … I’ll go my way and I let them go their way.’” (more…)

All Holocaust Movies Doomed to Fail?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: All Holocaust Movies Doomed to Fail? Defying fictionalization, the Shoah “builds a border around itself,” Claude Lanzmann said. Is he right? by Dan Kagan-Kans on the Mosaic website on March 28, 2016.

Click Here to Purchase and Read About:  Never Again: Echoes of the Holocaust as Understood Through Films by Sylvia Ginsparg on IPBooks.net

From Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, 1985.

Slavery in Recent American Films: Django Unchained

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Slavery in Recent American Films: Django Unchained by Volney Gay in the Huffington Post on March 18, 2016.

Psychoanalysis Movie

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: PSYCHOANALYSIS By Joseph Friar on the Victoria Advocate website on March 15, 2016.

Flight and persecution—yesterday and today (The Diary of Anne Frank and Meteorstraße)

Monday, March 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Flight and persecution—yesterday and today (The Diary of Anne Frank and Meteorstraße) By Bernd Reinhardt on The World Socialist Website on March 14, 2016.

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Being Brando

Monday, March 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Being Brando by Manuel Betancourt in The Los Angeles Review of Books on March 13th, 2016

Amy Reviewed by Sandra Cohen

Monday, March 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: AMY: How A Psychoanalyst Looks At Amy’s Bulimia And “Freudian Fate” By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Psychoanalysis in El Barrio: Film Screening

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Psychoanalysis in El Barrio: Film Screening Friday, April 1, 2015 6:30PM – 9:00PM
New School University at Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY.

Sholem Aleichem’s last appearance: Philadelphia, 100 years ago

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Sholem Aleichem’s last appearance: Philadelphia, 100 years ago by Andrew Cassel on the Philly.com website on March 3, 2016.

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Sholem Aleichem – whose Yiddish stories were literary and cultural guideposts for the many thousands scattered by the Great War – gave his last public reading 100 years ago in Philadelphia.

Click Here to Read: Sholem Aleichem and the some and other posts on Sholem Aleichem on this website. (more…)

‘Son of Saul,’ Kierkegaard and the Holocaust

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Gathering of Opinion From Around the Web: ‘Son of Saul,’ Kierkegaard and the Holocaust
By Katalin Balog in The New York Times on February 28, 2016.

Christian Harting, left, and Geza Rohrig in a scene from “Son of Saul.”Credit Sony Pictures Classics, via Associated Press

The Martian: Trauma Of Abandonment: Fierce Self-Sufficiency Or Human Connection?

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Martian: Trauma Of Abandonment: Fierce Self-Sufficiency Or Human Connection? By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

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A critique of Europe’s refugee policy: On the Berlinale’s Golden Bear for Fire at Sea

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: A critique of Europe’s refugee policy: On the Berlinale’s Golden Bear for Fire at Sea
By Bernd Reinhardt on The World Socialist Web Site on February 27, 2016.

Bridge of Spies: A Standing Man: How Integrity Triumphs Over Fear

Friday, February 26th, 2016

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Click here to Read: Bridge of Spies: A Standing Man: How Integrity Triumphs Over Fear By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Reviews of 2016 Academy Award Nominated Movies

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Mad Max: Fury Road: Depression’s Wasteland: Tyrants That Take Over The Mind By Sandra E.Cohen, Ph.D. (Image from the Coming Soon website).

Click Here to Read: STEVE JOBS: What Happens To A Baby When No One Says Hello? By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Click Here to Read: Room: How Does Therapy Find Words For Wordless Trauma? Reviewed By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Click Here to Read:  Review of the Movie The Big Short: The Dangers Of Living In Bubbles & Fooling Ourselves By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Click Here to Read: SPOTLIGHT: Breaking The Cult Of Secrecy Surrounding Sexual Abuse: Someone To Finally Listen Reviewed by Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Click Here to Read:  The Martian: Trauma Of Abandonment: Fierce Self-Sufficiency Or Human Connection? By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Click Here to Read:  Review of the movie Brooklyn by Selma Duckler.

Click Here to Read: Review of the Movie Anomalisa by Selma Duckler.

Click here to Read: Bridge of Spies: A Standing Man: How Integrity Triumphs Over Fear By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Click Here to Read: Staking A Claim On ‘Son Of Saul’ in the Jewish Week on February 10, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Son of Saul: The director and lead actor of the award-winning Holocaust film are two Jews who are passionate about their people and historyby Judy Gruen on the AISH. com website.

Click Here to Read: One Man’s Testimony: Review of the Movie Son of Saul, reviewed by Bennett Roth.

Click Here to Read: The Revenant: Are we all savages? (And Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth) By Joanne Laurier January 16, 2016.

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Mad Max: Fury Road: Depression’s Wasteland: Tyrants That Take Over The Mind

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Mad Max: Fury Road: Depression’s Wasteland: Tyrants That Take Over The Mind By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D. (Image from the Coming Soon website)

Slavery in Recent American Films: 12 Years a Slave

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Slavery in Recent American Films: 12 Years a Slave by Volney Gay on the Huffington Post website on February 22, 2016.

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STEVE JOBS: What Happens To A Baby When No One Says Hello?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: STEVE JOBS: What Happens To A Baby When No One Says Hello? By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

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Room: How Does Therapy Find Words For Wordless Trauma?

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Room: How Does Therapy Find Words For Wordless Trauma? Reviewed By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.