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


Dr David Archibald, University Of Glasgow
Film International, Financial Times, Cineaste

Liza Bear,
Bomb Magazine

Dan Bessie
Filmmaker and Culture Critic

Prof. Dennis Broe
Jump Cut, NY Newsday, Boston Phoenix

Dianne Brooks
The Film Files,

Lisa Collins

Benjamin Dickenson
Bright Lights Film Journal, UK

David Ehrenstein
Quarterly Review of Film and Video

Miguel Gardel
Proletaria Press

Michael Haas
Culture critic

Laura Hadden
Pacifica Radio

Gerald Horne
University Of Houston

Reynold Humphries
British Film Historian

Sikivu Hutchinson, KPFK Radio

Jan Lisa Huttner, Films For Two

Cindy Lucia
Cineaste Magazine

Pat McGilligan
Film Historian

Prairie Miller
WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network

Logan Nakyanzi
Go Left TV, Huffington Post

Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

Steve Presence
Radical Film Network, UK

Louis Proyect

Sandy Sanders

Nancy Schiesari,
BBC, Channel 4,
Univ. of Texas, Austin

Rebecca Schiller
Culture Critic

David Spaner, Hollywood Inc.

Luis Reyes
, Arsenal Pulp Press

Christopher Trumbo
RIP, January 8, 2011

Dave Wagner
Mother Jones, Film International

Linda Z
LFC Film Club

Noah Zweig

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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Arts Express: Koch Brothers Exposed

**The Koch Brothers Exposed: A conversation with eminent activist filmmaker Robert Greenwald about his investigative documentary addressing the enigma: Who exactly are the reactionary billionaire brothers, where did they come from, what do they have to gain and what can be done to stop them. And, what is the Koch connection to the Tea Party, climate change, the Keystone pipeline, the John Birch Society, Stalin, think tanks, front groups and buying democracy. Also, new strategies for raising mass consciousness through movies. And finally, does all this make Robert Greenwald a Koch-head?


**Occupy Nation: The Roots, The Spirit And The Promise Of Occupy Wall Street. Gitlin gets it. Veteran social historian and movement chronicler Todd Gitlin phones in to Arts Express to talk about his latest book tracing the trailblazing movement, from its origins to its unconventional potential as a force for social change. And sheds light on the challenges of making the political personal, what constitutes hope, and exiting inertia. As he probes OWS growing pains, rituals, obsessions, inner tensions and commitment to economic justice. And how when he first felt the intensity and scale of the movement, he knew it was for real.

**Best Of The Net Hotspot: Mama Hope. Taking a look at African men and Hollywood stereotypes.

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