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

Sergei Eisenstein

Cannes 2018 vs. Cannes 1968: What a Falling Off Is This!
Monday, 21 May 2018 18:53

Cannes 2018 vs. Cannes 1968: What a Falling Off Is This!

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Dennis Broe's final report on the hyperspectacle which is Cannes 2018. I would like to begin this Cannes Festival wrap up with the opening of At War, a film about the immolation of the French working class, which is an apt quote from Bertolt Brecht for these media-induced apathetic times: “It’s…
Art versus Commerce at Cannes 2018
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 13:27

Art versus Commerce at Cannes 2018

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Dennis Broe reports back from Cannes 2018. There are three big stories at the festival and in each the work of the artists, the film directors featured at Cannes, is countering or deepening the official story. The first is the MeToo anti-harassing and women’s rights campaign which two extraordinary films,…
Marx and the cinema: labour on screen
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 23 April 2018 12:36

Marx and the cinema: labour on screen

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Dennis Broe traces the history of the representation of labour on screen, and finds inspiration for celebrating May Day and continuing Marx’s struggle against capitalism. This is Bro on the World Film Beat Breaking Glass on the subject of Marx and the cinema, as we approach May Day, a worldwide…
Marx at the Movies
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:19

Marx at the Movies

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To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx this year, John Green gives a brief outline of some of the influences of Marxist thought on moviemakers. What influence has Marx had on film and the cinema? A rather odd if not idiotic question the reader might think. After…
Marx at the Movies
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 15 April 2018 12:53

Marx at the Movies

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To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx this year, John Green gives a brief outline of some of the influences of Marxist thought on moviemakers. What influence has Marx had on film and the cinema? A rather odd if not idiotic question the reader might think.…
200 years young
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 06 February 2018 12:49

200 years young

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Scott McLemee reviews The Young Karl Marx, which, on the eve of 200th anniversary of Marx's birth, contains themes of economic crises and inequalities that remain relevant today. Released last year but receiving as yet very little English-language press coverage, Der Junge Karl Marx is a nuanced and surprisingly accurate…
200 years young
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:50

200 years young

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Scott McLemee reviews The Young Karl Marx, which, on the eve of 200th anniversary of Marx's birth, contains themes of economic crises and inequalities that remain relevant today. Released last year but receiving as yet very little English-language press coverage, Der Junge Karl Marx is a nuanced and surprisingly accurate…
The Death of Stalin
Saturday, 28 October 2017 16:39

The Death of Stalin

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Gerry Rowe is disappointed by The Death of Stalin. In Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin’s ‘Drop the Dead Donkey’, the object of satire is a thoroughly British media company owned by equally feared and reviled tycoon Royston Merchant, never himself seen on screen. Who in their right, lefty mind wouldn’t…
Dunkirk: Keep Calm and Carry On?
Friday, 25 August 2017 07:37

Dunkirk: Keep Calm and Carry On?

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Daniel Clarkson Fisher reviews Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, and discusses the moral obligations of the artist, the WW2 combat genre, and the potential for a 'truly radical flowering' of progressive film culture. In keeping with his penchant for enormity, Christopher Nolan’s new film Dunkirk arrives at the intersection of two large…
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