Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Péter Forgács’ Memory Art Brings Phantoms of Eastern Europe to Light

Monday, January 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Péter Forgács’ Memory Art Brings Phantoms of Eastern Europe to Light  ‘Letters to Afar’ is the latest of an emergent and haunting new form, Jewish material-memory film By J. Hoberman on the Tablet Website on November 20, 2014.

Still from a Polish home movie, c. 1920s-1930s. (Photo courtesy of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York.)

Villa Aurora: The Making of a Movie

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Villa Aurora: The Making of a Movie by Tamar Simon Hoffs and Carolyn Pfeiffer.

Click Here to Read:  Villa Aurora Look Book.

The Imitation Game: “Am I a machine? Am I a war hero? Am I a criminal?”

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Imitation Game: “Am I a machine? Am I a war hero? Am I a criminal?” By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on December 31, 2014.

The Imitation Game

Best films of 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Best films of 2014 By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier on the World Socialist Web Site on December 30, 2014.

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The latest blockbuster from CIA Pictures: The Interview

Monday, December 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The latest blockbuster from CIA Pictures: The Interview By Andre Damon and David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on December 29, 2014.

The Interview

Movie Monday: Metropolis

Monday, December 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Metropolis (1927 film) on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Fritz Lang’s Metropolis Official Website.

Click Here to Read:  Metropolis on Rotten Tomatoes.

Click Here to Read: Metropolis (An Analysis) by Stefan Borbély, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania on the Center for Imagination Website.

Click Here to Read: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: Cinematic Visions of Technology and Fear edited by Michael Minden, Holger Bachmann on the Google Books Website. (more…)

Movie Monday: The Searchers

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Searchers on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  The Searchers (1956) on the Filmsite Movie Review website.

Click Here To Read:  The Searchers (1956) Screen: The Searchers’ Find Act on; Entertaining Western Opens at Criterion ‘Animal World’ Shown At Little Carnegie By Bosley Crowther in The New York Times on May 31, 1956.

Click Here To Read:  The Searchers on the Rotten Tomatoes Website.

Click Here to Read: The Racial Frontier in John Ford’s The Searchers: La Frontera Racial en The Searchers de John Ford by Arlene Hui at University College London.

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.

Once Upon a Time in Ukraine

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.