TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

‘Vida’ on Starz: Fighting gentrification “But with a little sex”
Friday, 11 September 2020 09:52

‘Vida’ on Starz: Fighting gentrification “But with a little sex”

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Dennis Broe reviews Vida and some other of the latest series on streaming services. Image above:Vida’s Mari (Chelsea Rendon) as neighbourhood activist All over the news today are articles about a new kind of white flight, again as in the 1960s to the suburbs, but this time it is also…
Green Frontier and Wild District: The Bolivarian vs. The Bolsonarian Revolution
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 16 August 2020 08:30

Green Frontier and Wild District: The Bolivarian vs. The Bolsonarian Revolution

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Dennis Broe reviews Green Frontier and Wild District, two shockingly different approaches to South American struggles for political liberation. The image above is from Green Frontier Two series from Colombia, Green Frontier and Wild District, both Netflix originals and both made by the same production house, Dynamo, stake out the…
Broadcasting and Beyond: proposals for progressive media
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 04 August 2020 15:56

Broadcasting and Beyond: proposals for progressive media

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Rod Stoneman outlines proposals for developing new, more radical and progressive media You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. It comes from non- conformity – the courage to invent the future. - Thomas Sankara. Recently sketching an account of my experiences working in Channel 4…
A Strange Bird: Comcast and Universal's Peacock streaming service
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 27 July 2020 09:59

A Strange Bird: Comcast and Universal's Peacock streaming service

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Dennis Broe continues his review of series TV with a sceptical look at Comcast and Universal's Peacock, the latest streaming service from the world of capitalist media conglomerates Do we need yet another television network/movie studio/cable station conglomerate turned into a streaming service whose main contribution is to put its…
They Stream Movies Don’t They? City of Tiny Lights and Hamilton
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 13 July 2020 15:35

They Stream Movies Don’t They? City of Tiny Lights and Hamilton

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Dennis Broe continues his review of series TV with an analysis of City of Tiny Lights and Hamilton. Image: Tommy Akbar amidst the neon in City of Tiny Lights Although the highlight and main attraction of most streaming services is always new series and seasons of serial TV, they also…
The global drug pandemic, police supremacism and the corruption of film-makers
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:10

The global drug pandemic, police supremacism and the corruption of film-makers

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Dennis Broe focuses on the global drug pandemic, dealt with in different ways in three new series Three new series deal variously with the drug pandemic, that byproduct of the despair that has grown in the wake of neoliberal capitalism. As opportunities shrink because of a global upward redistribution of…
Covid-19 and the ownership and control of the media
Monday, 22 June 2020 08:53

Covid-19 and the ownership and control of the media

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Natalie Fenton points to the need for less concentrated ownership and more democratic control of the media, in the wake of the Covid-ap pandemic. The media are vital purveyors of information and interrogators of power in a pandemic where a government’s decisions translate directly into lives lost or saved. In…
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