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

Sergei Eisenstein

Friday, 20 October 2023 10:37

The Gangsters in the U.S. Government: Killers of the Harvest Moon

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Torivio Fodder reviews Scorsese's new film, arguing that although gangsters are the villains in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ the biggest thief of Native American wealth was the US government Director Martin Scorsese’s new movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” tells the true story of a string of murders on…
The Old Oak - and the legacy of great films by Ken Loach
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 28 September 2023 18:56

The Old Oak - and the legacy of great films by Ken Loach

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Ken Loach's latest film The Old Oak, opening in cinemas this weekend, may also be his last. At 87, if it really is time for Ken to hang up the clapperboard and exit across the cutting room floor, there is little doubt that apart from his bitterest critics this is…
Queer Horror, Marxism and Hollywood
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 14 September 2023 13:42

Queer Horror, Marxism and Hollywood

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Brett Gregory interviews Dr. Darren Elliott-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Film & Gender Studies at the University of Stirling (UK), for Arts Express Brett Gregory: Hi, this is the UK desk for Arts Express, and my name's Brett Gregory. Over recent weeks, we've been exploring cinema, not only as a playground…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 13 September 2023 08:51

A Driven Man: Review of ‘Kubrick and Control: Authority, Order and Independence in the Films and Working Life of Stanley Kubrick’ by Jeremy Carr

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Like many eager teenagers who found themselves sleepless and cinephilic during the Gilded Age of VHS in the 1980s, you genuinely felt the presence of the director of The Shining at your shoulder as you sat alone in the living room and watched his vision of the unfamiliar, the unnerving…
The Hollywood Renaissance and The Blacklist
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 13 September 2023 08:22

The Hollywood Renaissance and The Blacklist

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Brett Gregory interviews Dr. Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford (UK), for Arts Express Brett Gregory: Hi, this is the UK desk for Arts Express, and I'm Brett Gregory. My guest this evening is the curator of a unique season of controversial yet compelling Hollywood…
Warriors and Domestics: Plotting a New Class-Conscious Course in Cinema
Sunday, 27 August 2023 08:42

Warriors and Domestics: Plotting a New Class-Conscious Course in Cinema

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 Image above: Che (2008 film) directed by Steven Soderbergh. "Just a short time ago it would have seemed like a Quixotic adventure in the colonised, neocolonised, or even the imperialist nations themselves to make any attempt to create films of decolonisation that turned their back on or actively opposed the…
When Truth Becomes Silence: Glastonbury’s Cancelling Of A Powerful Film About Jeremy Corbyn
Thursday, 22 June 2023 14:58

When Truth Becomes Silence: Glastonbury’s Cancelling Of A Powerful Film About Jeremy Corbyn

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The Soviet dissident Yevgeny Yevtushenko famously said that: ‘When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.’ In this country, as in other western ‘democracies’, important truths are effectively being silenced. As we have written on many occasions, antisemitism was used as a weapon to destroy the chances…
Isolation, social justice and solidarity: Perfect Days by Wim Wenders
Tuesday, 13 June 2023 18:41

Isolation, social justice and solidarity: Perfect Days by Wim Wenders

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Internationally acclaimed German writer/director, Wim Wenders, doyen of European cinema, returned to competition for the Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with his latest film, Perfect Days. It’s a simple, touching story of a working-class man scraping a living cleaning Tokyo’s public toilets – a warm-hearted, touching piece…
Love Without Walls, directed by Jane Gull
Monday, 12 June 2023 17:56

Love Without Walls, directed by Jane Gull

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Jane Gull brings a bitter contemporary fairy tale to the screen in her second film about two lonely hearts, loving each other and chasing dreams: Paul wants to become a musician, Sophie a photographer. But the reality is tough when money is not filling the artists’ pockets. Despite his beautiful…
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