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

Sergei Eisenstein

Joker: living without class-consciousness and solidarity
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 28 October 2019 08:48

Joker: living without class-consciousness and solidarity

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Fran Lock reviews Joker's treatment of violence, poverty, class, gender and race, and the way it subverts 'one of capitalism's most pernicious fictions' If you want to get ahead in life, just go for it on your own. Facing obstacles? There’s nothing you can’t overcome and put right. You just…
Culture Punch: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and righteous anti-capitalist violence
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 08 October 2019 15:35

Culture Punch: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and righteous anti-capitalist violence

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Paul Tims argues that Tarantino's assertion of the value of violence in his latest film has a message for anti-capitalist activists I’m a huge Tarantino fan. You’re shocked, I can tell. Sarcasm aside, regular readers can probably infer from my writing style and thematic preoccupations that I’m equally enthused by…
Noura’s Dream
Monday, 07 October 2019 14:26

Noura’s Dream

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Rita Di Santo reviews Noura's Dream After screening at the Toronto Film Festival, French-Tunisian filmmaker Hinde Boudjemaa’s Noura’s Dream had its Middle East premiere at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt. The film tells the story of a working-class Tunisian woman who has an affair while her husband is…
The film itself is Bait
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:09

The film itself is Bait

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Class conflict, and the various ways class divisions are expressed and resolved in personal relationships, from outright violence to affection and peaceful co-existence, form the central themes of this outstandingly original new film, written and directed by Mark Jenkin. Set in a Cornish fishing village, the story is about the…
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Venice Film Festival
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:16

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Venice Film Festival

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Dennis Broe reports from the Venice Film Festival 2019 Cover-ups, exaggerated accusations, and payoffs, all in the first week of this year’s festival, and this all took place off-screen. The major story of the festival so far, and it was made a major story because of the American press especially…
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