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

Sergei Eisenstein

Grim, glorious visions of broken Britain: a review of the film 'Tish', and the photography of Tish Murtha
Wednesday, 17 January 2024 12:10

Grim, glorious visions of broken Britain: a review of the film 'Tish', and the photography of Tish Murtha

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Brett Gregory reviews 'Tish', directed by Paul Sng, 2023, and presents some of Tish Murtha's photographs 'My use of photography and the approach to it is based on the conviction that the fundamental value of the medium is its capacity to provide direct, accurate and vital records of the conditions,…
Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA took Hollywood
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 30 December 2023 12:46

Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA took Hollywood

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Brett Gregory, UK Desk for Arts Express on WBAI-FM Radio (New York) interviews Dr. Matthew Alford, Lecturer in Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath (UK) BG: Hi, this is the UK Desk for Arts Express, and my name is Brett Gregory. The French Marxist philosopher, Louis…
A taste for paradox and contradiction: a review of 'Godard Cinema' by Cyril Leuthy
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 21 December 2023 10:22

A taste for paradox and contradiction: a review of 'Godard Cinema' by Cyril Leuthy

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Cyril Leuthy composes his posthumous portrait of one of cinema’s great enigmas by entwining, with painstaking precision, original and archived interviews, film clips, newsreels, epistolary recitations and scripted voiceovers. The resulting narrative is totally and memorably Godard, running at 24 frames per second with a clear beginning, middle and end,…
Socialism, Scotland, Cinema and Song: Brett Gregory interviews David Archibald
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 19 December 2023 08:55

Socialism, Scotland, Cinema and Song: Brett Gregory interviews David Archibald

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Brett Gregory, UK Desk for Arts Express on WBAI-FM Radio (New York) interviews David Archibald, Professor of Political Cinema (Theatre, Film & Television Studies) at the University of Glasgow (UK), December 2023. Image above: The Tenementals BG: Hi, this is the UK Desk for Arts Express, and my name is…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 04 December 2023 10:32

Shellshocked Lives

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Shellshocked Lives by Viktoria Simanovski These days I see an unjust world fragmented into fractions, thrusting children into battles and wars that are not of their making. In my film I try to express my hope for justice and understanding between people and between nations. We all start our journey…
The Radical Dreams of Werner Herzog
Wednesday, 29 November 2023 10:51

The Radical Dreams of Werner Herzog

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Over the past sixty years Werner Herzog’s extensive and elaborate filmography has explored both the grand and garish extremes of human experience, astonishing audiences all over the world with his breath-taking insight, innovation and industriousness. Suitably then, Thomas von Steinaecker’s latest documentary, ‘Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer’, is an intimate, informative…
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…
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