Film and TV
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
Cuts to Public Arts Got you Down? We Need a Free and Public Netflix
Working people deserve good entertainment. We can do better than Netflix.
Kimberly AnnApril 25, 2020
We Want Bread, But Roses Too: 5 Movies on the Picket Line
During times of intense class struggle, workers of the world find power and strength in their solidarity. Here are some of the best films based on the historical and militant organization of the working class.
Kimberly AnnApril 21, 2020
4 (More) Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine
Since millions of workers around the world are currently under quarantine, now is the perfect time for socialists to catch up on the classics of leftwing cinema. Here are four more movies for the lockdown that focus on themes of antifascism, labor, capitalism, and imperialism.
Shalon van TineApril 12, 2020
4 Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine
Many throughout the U.S. and the world have been forced into varying levels of social distancing and isolation. Here are some socialist films to ease the boredom and loneliness and inspire you with depictions of comrades fighting for revolution!
Kimberly AnnMarch 29, 2020
Parasite: The Fear That the Poor Will Rise Up and Bring Down the Rich
Parasite portrays the class struggle. But it is addressed to the bourgeoisie, not the proletariat. It reflects the capitalists’ deep-seated fear that workers will rise up against them — and their unconscious desire for punishment.
Melania PiccoloMarch 2, 2020
How Left Are The 2019 Oscar Films?
The 2019 movie season was dominated by discussions of class and capitalism. From blockbusters like Joker to indie hits like Hustlers to international crossovers like Parasite, the class divide was a key theme in many films with some critics even going so far as to call 2019 the year of class war in film. In this vein, we’ve looked at several of the films that were nominated for Oscars to see how left they really are.
Ezra BrainJanuary 17, 2020