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Movie Violence

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On June 3, 2017
This is a pretty great essay on the contradiction between hating real life guns and loving movie guns. Psychologically, of course, this all makes sense. Penn, Peckinpah, even Porter (according to some interpretations) were attempting to make the viewer feel complicit in their films’ violence—something they assumed would provoke shame. But that’s not how movies […]
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I am so excited that Jacobin movie reviews are not just a one-off. Evidently, having a Haymarket Books guy write film reviews about how socialists should think about popular movies is not a one-off thing. First there was the classically bad review of Get Out. And now, we have the all-important question about how socialists […]

Mr. Mom

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On March 8, 2017

Last night I went to a showing of Mr. Mom, the 1983 film about a middle-class man who loses his job and is forced to stay at home while his housewife restarts her job in an advertising agency and beco

Previews of the Future

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On January 20, 2017
I see Donald Trump is now president of the United States. When the Trump administration kangaroo courts begin to round up the activists, my advice is not to choose Punishment Park, no matter the prison option. Last summer, I showed this in my film course. My students HATED it. They felt there was no way […]

Andrzej Wajda, RIP

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On October 10, 2016

Andrzej Wajda, the bard of political freedom in film and, in my opinion, the greatest living filmmaker, is dead at the age of 90. Wajda’s career is absolutely titanic. His legendary trilogy of W

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