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‘Don’t Look Up’: Why the Climate Crisis Isn’t a Comet, and Why That Matters

'Don’t Look Up' presents an opportunity to reignite the climate movement. That means we have to look beyond its creators’ calls for individual action.

Emma Lee

January 1, 2022

The New Matrix Film Could Have Been a Brilliant Satire — Instead We Get Corporate Slop

Matrix: Resurrections is a profoundly unnecessary film that exemplifies the blandness of Hollywood in the age of capitalism’s decline.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 31, 2021

Against Subtlety: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Is the Movie for Our Moment

Don’t Look Up is The Movie about what it feels like to be alive right now. It’s a masterpiece of 21st-century climate anxiety and, more importantly, class rage.

Ezra Brain

December 30, 2021

“Dune” Is Anticolonialism as Imagined by Megacorporations

The new film based on Frank Herbert's epic is full of anti-imperialist imagery, but it amounts to nothing more than a Hollywood version of colonial resistance struggle.

Lily Cichanowicz

October 21, 2021

A Cartoon History of May Day

May Day, or International Workers Day, is celebrated every year around the world to honor the struggles of the generations of workers who fought against capitalist exploitation. Here we take a look at the one that started it all — the Haymarket uprising in Chicago, 1886.

Sarah Crowe

May 1, 2021

The Neoliberal Fantasy at the Heart of “Nomadland”

Chloé Zhao’s film erases capitalism as the cause of economic pain, instead telling a story of individual suffering.

Luigi Morris

April 30, 2021

“Spotify is the Uber of the Music Industry”: An Interview with Leftist Singer-Songwriter David Rovics

Left Voice sat down with Portland-based artist and activist David Rovics to talk about his new album, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the state of the music industry today.

Ezra Brain

April 19, 2021

Tony Award-Winning Producer Scott Rudin Is a Monster to His Workers

One of the most powerful men in show business routinely physically attacks his staff.

Ezra Brain

April 9, 2021

If You Do One “Irish” Thing Today, Watch “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion to watch the best film ever made about the Irish fight for freedom against British occupation in the early 20th century.

Scott Cooper

March 17, 2021