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A New Picture of Karl Marx
Any movie about Marx raises questions about its means of production. But maybe it’s time for a good, relatively mainstream film about anticapitalists.
Annie Julia Wyman
March 9, 2018
Encountering Ghosts in Family Photos, Historical Dolls, and ‘Black Panther’
Mythmaking can connect the past to the present, and reveal a promised future.
Patricia J. Williams
February 22, 2018
‘Black Panther,’ Beyond Expectations
The big-budget pop movie surprises with themes and emotions that might escape the attention of action fans but are present all the same.
February 21, 2018
How Socially Engaged Activism Is Transforming Cuba
Community-run cultural centers are rejuvenating post-industrial life, especially for a younger generation.
February 6, 2018
Abbas Kiarostami’s Posthumous Poem
In the Iranian filmmaker's last film, he has figured out a new way to stretch time.
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February 2, 2018
One Person’s Terrorist? Reflections on Zohra Drif’s Memoir of the Algerian Revolution
Is the civilian population of a colonial-settler regime ever a legitimate military target?
Bill Fletcher Jr.
December 21, 2017
What Films to See Over the Holidays
The spectacle of Alexander Payne’s
, the anti-Trump propaganda of Steven Spielberg’s
, an inexplicable period melodrama by Paul Thomas Anderson, and more.
December 20, 2017
The 2017 Progressive Honor Roll
Resistance was the watchword this year. These honorees not only refused to go backward; they challenged old orthodoxies.
December 8, 2017
Palestine’s First Intifada Is Still a Model for Grassroots Resistance
A new film reminds us of the power of united, nonviolent action.
December 1, 2017
Sally Hawkins’s Voiceless Desire
Of all the big year-end films, Guillermo del Toro’s
The Shape of Water
is the most deeply moving.