Women Directors Have Made Some of the Greatest Films Ever. Here Are 11 You Might Not Know.
Women have been important contributors to the development of cinema from the beginning, but films by women directors have often been underappreciated and overlooked. Here we present some of the greatest films made by women from around the world to enjoy during Women’s History Month and throughout the year.
Shalon van TineMarch 3, 2022
‘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 LeeJanuary 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 FlakinDecember 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 BrainDecember 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 CichanowiczOctober 21, 2021
The Witch Forever Lives: Capitalism and Queer Liberation in Netflix’s Fear Street
Netflix just released a trilogy of horror films that offer a visceral and, ultimately, inspirational look at the fight against capitalism.
Ezra BrainJuly 16, 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 CroweMay 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 MorrisApril 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 BrainApril 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 BrainApril 9, 2021