Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Dan’s Review: “Venus in Fur” explores the psychology of domination

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Dan’s Review: “Venus in Fur” explores the psychology of domination by Dan Metcalf, Jr. on the Davis Clipper website on July 18, 2014.

“Ida”: A Film Masterpiece

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   “Ida”: A Film Masterpiece by David Denby in The New Yorker on iMay 27, 2014.

HBO’s Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr. and Ida

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  HBO’s Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr. and Ida By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on July 10, 2014.

Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.

A student’s perspective on the testing culture in America’s schools

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  A student’s perspective on the testing culture in America’s schools Movie Review: LISTEN — the Film, by Ankur Singh By Phyllis Scherrer on the World Socialist Web Site on July 4, 2014.

A testing scene from Listen: The Movie

The Internet’s Own Boy: Documentary about “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Internet’s Own Boy: Documentary about “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz By Nick Barrickman on the World Socialist Web Site on July 1, 2014,

The Pin – Naomi Jaye’s Holocaust Story is North America’s Only Yiddish Language Film in 70 Years

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Pin – Naomi Jaye’s Holocaust Story is North America’s Only Yiddish Language Film in 70 Years Monsters and Critics – Movie Interview  by Anne  Brodie on the Monsters and Critics website on  June 28, 2014.

Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Clck Here to Read:  Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television By Fred Mazelis June 27, 2014.

Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys: The story of The Four Seasons on screen

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys: The story of The Four Seasons on screen By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on June 27, 2014.

Entre Nos (Between US) and Red Father: Aspects of US life and history

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Entre Nos (Between US) and Red Father: Aspects of US life and history By Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on June 23, 2014.

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Czech Winter

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Czech Winter, Review of the Film Burning Bush by  Agnieszka Holland Reviewed by Francine Prose in the New York Review of Books in the June 12, 2014.

Lukáš Černoch as Czech student Jan Palach dousing himself in gasoline in Agnieszka Holland’s Burning Bush

Ruby Dee, American actress and activist, dead at 91

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Ruby Dee, American actress and activist, dead at 91 By David Walsh on the World Socialist WEb Site on June 14, 2014.

Ruby Dee in 1972

Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and View:  Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.  Anxiety 2014 is a new London-wide arts festival, curated by the Mental Health Foundation. Taking place at multiple venues throughout June 2014.

The Lodz Ghetto, Review by Selma Duckler

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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“I’d tried to straighten him out, but there’s only so much you can do for a person who thinks Auschwitz is a brand of beer.”
― David Sedaris

It is 69 years since the summer of 1945 when WW11 ended,and the year in which the concentration camps were liberated. Very few of those concentration camp survivors remain, and in not too long a time, there will be no more eye witnesses to that history.

For those of us who see this as a grave fragility, it becomes very important that we take our responsibility to continue to dispense information about the holocaust with great seriousness. Ignorance harbors danger.

There is excellent Holocaust literature and movies. (more…)

So Bright is the View: A serious film from Romania

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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Click Here Read:   So Bright is the View: A serious film from Romania By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on June 4, 2014.

Sun Kil Moon’s Benji: Life and death (mostly death) in small-town Ohio

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Manos Sucias, Freedom Summer and others: Bitter social conflict present and past

Monday, May 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  San Francisco International Film Festival 2014—Part four. Manos Sucias, Freedom Summer and others: Bitter social conflict present and past By Joanne Laurier  on the World Socialist Web Site on May 26, 2014.

Orson Welles: An “unfinished artist” in an unfinished century

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Orson Welles: An “unfinished artist” in an unfinished century. Event marks 80 years since theater festival in Woodstock, Illinois
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier   on the World Socialist Website on May 23, 2014.

Click Here to Read:  Interviews with critics and film historians about Click Orson Welles By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier  on the World Socialist Website on May 23, 2014.

Orson Welles in 1937

My Great Uncle was Freud’s Butcher

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  My Great Uncle was Freud’s Butcher by  Edie Jarolim On the Reel Life with Jane website on  May 22, 2014.

Robert Duvall as Watson, Alan Arkin as Freud, and Nicol Williamson as Holmes in “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution”

Bad Hair, School of Babel, South is Nothing: Struggling in a harsh reality

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: San Francisco International Film Festival 2014—Part three Bad Hair, School of Babel, South is Nothing: Struggling in a harsh reality By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on May 221, 2014.

Bad Hair

Tamako in Moratorium, Standing Aside, Watching, Three Letters from China: Greater urgency from Japan, Greece and China

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   San Francisco International Film Festival 2014—Part two Tamako in Moratorium, Standing Aside, Watching, Three Letters from China: Greater urgency from Japan, Greece and China By Joanne Laurier on The World Socialist Web Site  May 16, 2014.

Tamako in Moratorium