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The revolution introduced me to art, and art, in its own turn, brought me to the revolution.

Sergei Eisenstein

Monday, 02 November 2020 20:51

The Dialectical Image

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 Mike Wayne introduces his new film essay The Dialectical Image is a film essay about experience and the aesthetic. I say 'the' aesthetic because I am not so much concerned with the variety of aesthetic strategies that one can find in say a given medium, like film, as the kind…
Building a dissident film culture
Monday, 20 July 2020 08:31

Building a dissident film culture

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Deirdre O'Neill, in the latest in the series of Culture Matters/Morning Star articles on the effects of Covid-19 on culture, sketches out the argument for developing a new, dissident approach to film-making ‘For us, film is the most important of the arts’ - Lenin in 1919 The Covid-19 pandemic has…
Da 5 Bloods: Black Lives Matter Meets Rambo
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 22 June 2020 09:18

Da 5 Bloods: Black Lives Matter Meets Rambo

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Dennis Broe reviews Spike Lee's new film Spike Lee’s new film for Netflix, Da 5 Bloods, about the effects of the Vietnam War on African-American soldiers, opens spectacularly. A documentary sequence begins with Muhammed Ali detailing why he chooses not to fight: “My conscience won’t let me go shoot my…
Allegories of the end of capitalism
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 04 June 2020 18:18

Allegories of the end of capitalism

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Mike Wayne reviews Allegories of The End of Capitalism: Six Films on the Revolutions of Our Times, by Milo Sweedler, Zero Books 2020 Milo Sweedler’s book is an unfailingly interesting and indeed fun read from start to finish. Focusing on six films which conjure with various images of revolt against…
Finding peace through music: Listen To My Song
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:36

Finding peace through music: Listen To My Song

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Danny Mitchell introduces his new film set in Colombia, where the peace process is under way and Esteban, a rapper in the Colombian FARC guerrilla movement, dreams of becoming a musician but first he must reconcile himself with his family. https://vimeo.com/396672524 Synopsis: Esteban escaped poverty in the ghetto when he…
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Monday, 23 December 2019 15:18

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Jack Brindelli offers some lessons for the radical left from an animated skeleton This December is particularly troubling for an unrepentant leftist like me. On top of the usual festival of gluttony and materialism that caps every year, I find myself living a very real nightmare before Christmas. Like many…
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