Archive for the 'Movies' Category

The Danish Girl: Barren Trees & A Divided Self

Friday, January 8th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Danish Girl: Barren Trees & A Divided Self By Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Frank Capra: The Early Collection

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Frank Capra: The Early Collection—The American filmmaker’s most ambitious and honest work
By Charles Bogle on the World Socialist Web Site on January 6, 2016.

Frank Capra in the 1930s

The failure of David O. Russell’s Joy, or, what any “sensible” person should know about modern society

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The failure of David O. Russell’s Joy, or, what any “sensible” person should know about modern society By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on January 5, 2016.

What Happened, Miss Simone? No Rest For A Love-Starved Girl

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What Happened, Miss Simone? No Rest For A Love-Starved Girl by Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Trumbo and the Dynamics of Fear

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  TRUMBO and the Dynamics of Fear: It’s Ravages, It’s Ruins, & It’s Undoing by Sandra Cohen.

One Man’s Testimony: Son of Saul, reviewed by Bennett Roth

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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

 

 

The Force Awakens: No real awakening

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Star Wars: The Force Awakens: No real awakening By Matthew MacEgan and David Walsh on the World Socialist Website on December 22, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Oedipal and Latency Dynamics in the Original Star Wars Trilogy on rhis website.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) on Jakku

12 Movies You Didn’t Notice Were About Mental Illness

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  12 Movies You Didn’t Notice Were About Mental Illness: Disturbed cartoon characters, neurotic comedy leads and sad superheroes by Helen Armitage on the What Culture website.

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20 Great Anarchist Movies That Are Worth Your Time

Friday, December 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: 20 Great Anarchist Movies That Are Worth Your Time by Brian Bergen-Aurand on the Taste of Cinema website on April 18, 2015.

Eros + Massacre (Japan, 1969)

 

Legend and Room

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Legend and Room: Once again, celebrating the underworld—and a peculiar film about captives
By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site December 17, 2015.

Roman Polanski, 10 other Hollywood Jews open up about surviving Holocaust

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Roman Polanski, 10 other Hollywood Jews open up about surviving Holocaust By Gabe Friedman on the JTA website on December 16, 2015.

French-Polish film director Roman Polanski attending a press conference at the Bonarowski Palace Hotel in Krakow, Poland, Oct. 30, 2015. (Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images

Review of Brooklyn by Selma Duckler

Monday, December 14th, 2015

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

What The Danish Girl Reminds Us About Transgender People Throughout History

Friday, November 27th, 2015

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Click Here To Read:  What The Danish Girl Reminds Us About Transgender People Throughout History by Lily Rothman on the Time Magazine website on November 27, 2015.

Focus Features. Eddie Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, in Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl

Iraqi Odyssey opens in the US

Friday, November 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Iraqi Odyssey opens in the US By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on November 27, 2015.

Force of Destiny—a thoughtful film about surviving cancer

Friday, November 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Veteran filmmaker Paul Cox discusses his latest feature By Richard Phillips on the World Socialist Web Site on November 16, 2015.

“Blind”: Looking Inward

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Strictly speaking, it would be virtually impossible to make a successful feature film in which the audience sees the world through the eyes of a blind person. However, the Norwegian director, Eskil Vogt, has accomplished something far better, creating a film, Blind, in which the audience sees the world through the mind of a blind woman.

In the process, he provides a special treat for psychoanalysts and those who are interested in the inner workings of the mind. In fact, the film uses blindness not simply as a tragic occurrence, but also much the way we use the analytic couch, as a vehicle to encourage the inner workings of the mind by reducing the “distraction” of immediate perception. (more…)

‘What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy’

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Film Review: ‘What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy’ A troubling study of denial, wartime responsibility and the challenge of dealing with a monster in the family by Justin Chang on November 10, 2015.

The Wrecking Crew: The “secret star-making machine” of 1960s pop music

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Wrecking Crew: The “secret star-making machine” of 1960s pop music By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Website on November 14, 2015.

Black Psychoanalysts Speak

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

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Click Here to View:  Black Psychoanalysts Speak on the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing website.

Potemkin Revised

Monday, November 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Potemkin Revised by Morris Dickstein.