Ed Rampell: Afterimage is fundamentally a film about abstract artists versus apparatchiks, as painters battle bureaucrats and the secret police.
Ed Rampell: Lorraine Hansberry’s play remains very relevant for today – perhaps more so in America than sub-Saharan Africa, where police excessive use of force and the Black Lives Matter movement, remain, unfortunately, very timely topics.
Ed Rampell: Battlefield seems to be an abbreviated version of The Mahabharata, perhaps presenting the Hindu poem’s “greatest hits” in a rendition that makes it more accessible for audiences who are carbuncle averse.
One of the most stunning cinematic debuts in movie history, Strike brought the radical stage techniques of Vsevolod Meyerhold and the Proletcult Theatre to the screen to tell the stirring story of a 1903 workers’ walkout at a Moscow factory.
Ed Rampell: Commune becomes a cautionary tale about what one wishes for and when those whims come true.