Film and TV
‘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
“Squid Game” Is an Allegory for Capitalist Society
In the hit Korean show “Squid Game,” working-class contestants are given a gruesome chance to win millions, or die trying. An allegory for capitalism, the show’s “game” can only exist because of the structural poverty produced under our exploitative system.
Luis VelázquezOctober 4, 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
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 CooperMarch 17, 2021
A Sledgehammer: Review of Judas and the Black Messiah
A revolutionary socialist and Left Voice correspondent who met Fred Hampton in 1969 reviews the new Fred Hampton biopic, Judas and the Black Messiah.
Rob LyonsMarch 1, 2021
Five Queer Lady Films to Watch Instead of “Happiest Season”
Here we present quality queer films to watch over the winter holidays.
Maria AurelioDecember 25, 2020
Untangling “Mangrove” : Does the Film Indict The Entire System of Policing, or Undercut Its Own Radicalism?
Steve McQueen’s new film Mangrove recounts a dramatic moment in anti-racist organizing in the UK and is a very watchable and powerful film. However, the film at times fails its radical subject matter in an attempt to appeal to a liberal audience.
Ezra BrainDecember 5, 2020