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Aftershock: How a Racist System Turns Childbirth into a Death Sentence

Aftershock exposes the disastrous effects of the for-profit medical industry on Black pregnant people and a capitalist system that puts profit before human lives — whether they desire to become parents or not.

Shain Slepian

September 16, 2022

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 Tine

March 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 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

“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 Velázquez

October 4, 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 Brain

July 16, 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