Category Archives: film

Slightly Out of Focus: A Review of One Night in Miami and Judas and the Black Messiah

For more than 70 years and over a century, respectively, television and cinema have presented demeaning images of Black people. And for equally as long, African Americans have responded with boycotts, pickets and alternative visions that “depict[ed] our men and … Continue reading

 136 total views,  1 views today

Posted in 1968 Revolt, African American, African Americans, Arts, cinema, film, Politics, Racism, Voices, Voices of Color | Comments Off on Slightly Out of Focus: A Review of One Night in Miami and Judas and the Black Messiah

The Quiet Strength of Bamboo: Three Wonderful Films from the Pacific to Stream

Add these three visually stunning and thoughtful films to your watch list. Each, to varying degrees, tells a story of indigenous culture from an insider’s point of view, and each offers the special pleasure of real people playing themselves in … Continue reading

 110 total views,  2 views today

Posted in Arts, cinema, film, International, International, Pacific films | Comments Off on The Quiet Strength of Bamboo: Three Wonderful Films from the Pacific to Stream

“The Big Scary ‘S’ Word” is Coming for your Children

  Did you know that Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx had a correspondence; that Helen Keller was a socialist, as was Francis Bellamy, who authored the Pledge of Allegiance; that North Dakota practices public banking; and that in the 1840s … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, film, socialism | Comments Off on “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word” is Coming for your Children

Unacceptable Levels—Our Body Burden, Our Planet Burden

Our planet is drowning in synthetic chemicals. Our bodies have become synthetic chemical processing plants. A 2005 Environmental Working Group study of umbilical cord blood revealed that babies are born already pre-polluted with over 200 industrial contaminates. Hundreds of the … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, film, Politics, Public Health | Comments Off on Unacceptable Levels—Our Body Burden, Our Planet Burden

What to Watch for Dinner Tonight: Trump Through the Looking Glass

Who does Trump see when he looks in the mirror? Like many of us over the proverbial hill, he likely does not acknowledge his elderly self; he sees his younger self, glamorized through the pronounced image he cultivated over decades … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, film, Trump | Comments Off on What to Watch for Dinner Tonight: Trump Through the Looking Glass

Stream some Laughs: Four Political Comedies from Mexico, Spain, and Puerto Rico

Subtitles don’t bite. Turn them on, if you need, and check out a superb satire from Mexican director Luis Estrada, The Perfect Dictatorship (La Dictadura Perfecta, 2014), streaming on Netflix. Prepare to laugh and squirm. In this uncomfortably relevant and … Continue reading

Posted in film, Latino/a, Media | Comments Off on Stream some Laughs: Four Political Comedies from Mexico, Spain, and Puerto Rico

Women’s Lib as Projected on the Screen

“You need some vitamin F.” That’s the teasing advice Claudine gets from her women friends after she complains of not sleeping well. “Could you live without a man around the house?” Alice Hyatt and her neighbor Bea ponder this question. … Continue reading

Posted in film | Comments Off on Women’s Lib as Projected on the Screen