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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 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

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

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 Lyons

March 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 Aurelio

December 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 Brain

December 5, 2020