'Criticism is the only thing that stands between the audience and advertising.' - Pauline Kael

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Paul Robeson With Oakland, Ca. Shipyard Workers, 1942

Black August

So in order to best cover all bases, progressive film critics tend to consider three categories of assessment, rather than two: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The first two are self-explanatory. And the third category is reserved for movies that may have been impressively put together, but there's just something offensively anti-humanistic about them.

Stay tuned......

The Organizer

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is Dagney Taggart, And Why Does She Hate The Workingclass?


...Atlas Shrugged taunts the status quo with a combo Greed Is Fabulous mantra, laced with topsy turvy Marxism extolling robber barons in mass rebellion. And with a right wing feminazi head honcho presiding over a railroad empire, who nevertheless dresses like she just exited modeling school. But in the end, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged seems to be serving up nothing more than lots of hokey capitalist wishful thinking, disclaimer free zone super-wealthy diatribes, and pretentious political yakety yak...

READ ATLAS SHRUGGED MOVIE REVIEW HERE



...The rich man’s “strike” portrayed in the film would be a blessing for working people today. If, like the “great men” in the film, today’s rich of the world walked away from their banks, factories, mines and oil wells, for whatever reason, this would be no problem for the working class. We pump the oil, work the cash registers, do the hours in the plants, cook the food, invent things, create works of art, design computer programs, build buildings and do all else that produces society’s wealth.

We could easily own and operate society without the leeches at the top because they contribute nothing, merely owning what is collectively produced. Our message to all billionaires who would rally behind Rand’s fictional John Galt and give up their supposed greatness in protest is, “Good riddance!”

We simply don’t need the rich...

CONTINUE TO READ REVIEW HERE

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MOVIES TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2011

JANUARY-APRIL 2011

JANUARY


The Time That Remains
Plastic Planet
Repo Chick
A Useful Life
Johnny Mad Dog*
When We Leave


FEBRUARY



Even The Rain*
Zero Bridge: Louis Proyect Commentary

Unknown
Red Shirley
Back Of The Bus
Triangle Fire


MARCH




The Lincoln Lawyer

3 Backyards*
The Music Never Stopped
Illegal
Six, Seven, Eight
Paul
Miral
Service Entrance
Mozart's Sister
The Human Resources Manager


APRIL



THE CONSPIRATOR
MEEK'S CUTOFF*
AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY
ARMADILLO
THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD
SUPER
THE BANG BANG CLUB
ATLAS SHRUGGED