Ed Rampell: Big budget studio productions, superhero, special effects-driven pictures, sequels and “A Star is Boring” remakes need not apply for the Spirit Awards, which pay homage to personal, character-driven cinema that says something about the human condition.
Gay Italian Communist Party member Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1964 movie uses a “you are there” documentary style to depict a liberation theology Jesus of Nazareth.
More militant than and written before The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck depicted a bitter Red-led strike in California’s orchards in his 1936 novel.
Santiago-born Pablo Larraín’s 2016 biopic about Chile’s Communist poet and senator co-stars Luis Gnecco and Gael García Bernal. Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín also helmed 2012’s No with Bernal about Chile’s plebiscite that ousted General Pinochet and 2016’s Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy following JFK’s assassination. Commemorate the 45th anniversary of that other CIA-backed […]
The Marxist Movie Series celebrates Paul Robeson’s 120th Birthday with alive performance and screening of his final film.