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The revolution introduced me to art, and art, in its own turn, brought me to the revolution.

Sergei Eisenstein

Roma
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 12 January 2019 10:22

Roma

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Alejandro Hernandez digs out two important and interlinked political backstories from the Netflix movie Roma, about state-sponsored violence against progressive social movements, and how unequal class and gender power relations are expressed in the daily violence against domestic workers' conditions. Recently, Alfonso Cuarón was awarded best foreign language film and…
The Student
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 03 January 2019 18:27

The Student

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Jenny Farrell reviews The Student, a modern Russian film which is now available on DVD. Russian cinema today explores capitalism against the backdrop of a past socialist experience. Open-minded visitors to former socialist states, and particularly to Russia, will come across this living memory and frequently an acknowledgement of the…
3 Days in Quiberon
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 17 December 2018 11:13

3 Days in Quiberon

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Rita Di Santo reviews 3 Days in Quiberon, a feminist rebuke which implicates the audience as well as the industry. In May 1982, actress Romy Schneider was found dead in her Paris apartment. She had been in the middle of writing a letter to cancel an interview with a woman’s…
Peterloo
Friday, 02 November 2018 21:25

Peterloo

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Mike Wayne reviews Mike Leigh's new film, a complex, powerful reconstruction of a key historical moment in the ongoing class struggle of the British working class. Most of Mike Leigh’s films have been small scale, intimate and personal stories rather than the explicitly political territory Ken Loach is well known…
Nae Pasaran: They Did Not Pass
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 17:01

Nae Pasaran: They Did Not Pass

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John Green reviews a new film about the solidarity and courage of some Scots engineering workers who took action against the Chilean military coup of 1973. Nae Pasaran tells the incredible but true story of the Scots workers who, from the other side of the world, managed to ground half…
Black 47
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:21

Black 47

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Luke Callinan reviews Black 47, a film which reminds us of the brutal and inhuman nature of colonisation. Lance Daly’s Black 47, which was released in September 2018, is the first feature-length film dealing directly with the catastrophic events of 1845-1849 in Ireland that became known subsequently as “The Famine”. It…
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