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Film and TV

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 Ann

April 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 Ann

April 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 Tine

April 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 Ann

March 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 Piccolo

March 2, 2020

Who Killed Malcolm X

A new documentary sheds light on the botched investigation of the shooting of Malcolm X, who the real killers were, and who they were working for.

Julia Wallace

February 21, 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 Brain

January 17, 2020

Class, Morality, and Capitalism in ‘Parasite’

"Parasite" is a cross over hit, becoming the first South Korean film ever nominated for an Oscar. Its success is due to the fact that it encapsulates the parasitic relationship between the rich and the working class

Ezra Brain

January 16, 2020

First as Farce, then as Tragedy

Joker is not just a supervillain origin story. It is also an anticipation of fascism. (Note: This article contains spoilers).

Harrison Fluss

October 13, 2019