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

Sergei Eisenstein

'Zone of Interest' and Glazergate: The director’s challenge and the Zionist reaction
Friday, 29 March 2024 13:07

'Zone of Interest' and Glazergate: The director’s challenge and the Zionist reaction

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Jonathan Glazer is the Academy Award and BAFTA winning director of Zone of Interest, a film that highlights the “dehumanization” going on outside the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, where the carnage only appears on the off-screen soundtrack. He has come under attack not for anything in the film but…
The Trust Fall: Julian Assange
Saturday, 16 March 2024 12:06

The Trust Fall: Julian Assange

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Brett Gregory interviews the director of The Trust Fall: Julian Assange, and reviews the film Kym Staton appears on screen, tired. In the little Zoom box in front of me he is sitting at a table in a little box room in a hotel with his head a little bowed.…
'Americonned' film review: how we're conned by capitalism in the US and Britain
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 05 March 2024 17:52

'Americonned' film review: how we're conned by capitalism in the US and Britain

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Hi, my name is Brett Gregory, Associate Editor for the UK arts, culture and politics website, Culture Matters, and this is my review of Sean Claffey’s 2023 documentary, Americonned. Throughout the 20th century Hollywood often hypnotised us with its mirages of the United States which were altogether beautiful, beguiling and…
My Favourite Cake
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 19 February 2024 15:22

My Favourite Cake

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My Favourite Cake, the story of an elderly divorcée looking for love, could be seen as just a bittersweet crowd-pleasing romantic comedy. What happens in this movie is quite normal for these kinds of films, but it also happens to be set in Tehran, and My Favourite Cake has become…
Small Things Like These
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 18 February 2024 15:27

Small Things Like These

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Wonderfully adapted from the Claire Keegan’s novel, ‘Small Things Like These’, directed by Tim Mielant, is a strong film, emotional, radical and deep. It explores the infamous Magdalene Laundries, the institution where pregnant or “promiscuous” women could effectively be incarcerated for life. The story is told through the kind eyes…
Saturday, 10 February 2024 10:28

Zombies and capitalism: George A. Romero's anti-capitalist critique, and his democratic, collaborative film-making

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Interview Transcript BG: Victor Halperin's movie ‘White Zombie’ from 1932, Jacques Tourneur’s ‘I Walked with a Zombie’ from 1943, Gordon Douglas' ‘Zombies on Broadway’ from 1945 … all early warning signs which were ignored by the great and the good alike until … [‘Night of the Living Dead’ audio clip]…
‘Folk Horror on Film: Return of the British Repressed’
Thursday, 01 February 2024 09:33

‘Folk Horror on Film: Return of the British Repressed’

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Brett Gregory interviews Dr. Louis Bayman, Associate Professor Film Studies at the University of Southampton BG: Even before the suicidal insanity of Brexit, the UK has always been regarded by the wider world as a very posh, very violent and very strange country: out of place and out of time,…
“When I make a movie, all I think about is the profit”: Alec Baldwin's Magic Bullet
Wednesday, 31 January 2024 11:00

“When I make a movie, all I think about is the profit”: Alec Baldwin's Magic Bullet

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Dennis Broe explains how profit-making has cut corners in movie-making, especially since the pandemic. Image above: Grizzled outlaw Alec Baldwin One of the more hilarious moments of the Warren Commission’s likely cover-up of the Kennedy assassination occurred when Commission member and Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter presented what became known as…
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