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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

Bertolt Brecht and Marxist Art

The German communist poet created an approach that stands in contrast to traditional and postmodern ideas.

Ezra Brain

March 7, 2021

Guggenheim and IUOE Local 30 Complete Negotiations for the Museum’s First Ever Union

After almost two years of organizing, the museum’s facilities staff and art handlers finally have a collective bargaining contract.

Frankie Levine

February 18, 2021

Five Queer Lady Films to Watch Instead of “Happiest Season”

Here we present quality queer films to watch over the winter holidays.

Maria Aurelio

December 25, 2020

The “Social Dilemma” of Capitalism in Decline

The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma offers a jarring look at the addictive nature of social media. But its attempts to be "apolitical" make the film's insights ultimately toothless. A socialist critique.

Nathaniel Flakin

November 19, 2020

Immigration Nation (Review)

The Netflix documentary adopts the dangerous viewpoint of ICE agents, portraying immigration raids and deportation proceedings as banal, bureaucratic procedures.

Angeles Donoso Macaya

August 18, 2020

Black August Cinema: 11 Films to Watch This Month

This Black August, Left Voice brings you its recommendations for films that highlight Black excellence, Black struggles, and Black radical traditions. Here are 11 movies that feature Blackness and Black history in all its multi-layered wonder.

Kimberly Ann

August 6, 2020

“Growth, Thy Name Is Suffering”

Chinese workers, the migrants from the country’s interior, call themselves the generation without a future or the generation without hope. They are young and leave the countryside to seek a better life in the city. But very quickly they become disillusioned by the living hell of the factory, of solitude. It is all hell. Working for Foxconn or any of the other industrial giants leaves them little or nothing. Words dance in their heads. They have a few sheets of paper on which to write them down. Their poems give us raw insight into the life of a Chinese worker.

Leonava Whale

August 1, 2020

Why Hamilton Is the Most Right-Wing Musical on Broadway

In the midst of a movement against systemic racism, Disney has released a filmed version of the musical Hamilton. But when one looks past its diverse cast and enjoyable score, it becomes clear that Hamilton glamorizes slave owners.

Ezra Brain

July 7, 2020