'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

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Arts Express: Moscow On The Line Talking Socialist Realism, Snowden, Ukraine Uprising And Obama/Putin Crisis

**Socialist Realism at the Moscow Lumiere Brothers Center For Photography: Media Acheology, Industrial Aesthetics, Cultural Shifts. Curator Zueva Ekaterina phones in from Moscow to Arts Express to discuss the exhibit there. Shedding light on a new and different relationship of workers to their labor during the Soviet era captured via the camera's eye, and minus capitalism and the profit motive. Additional topics on the table include how Russians view ongoing hostilities between our two countries and the Ukraine crisis, and Snowden's exile there. Also weighing in on these related issues is The X File's FBI Agent Dana Scully - aka Gillian Anderson. As the actress uncovers in a very different BBC episode investigation, Karl Marx's theory of worker alienation still valid today.

**Revisiting the Vietnam Anti-War Music Scene: As the 40th anniversary of that revolutionary victory approaches next month, Steal This Radio's Mitchel Cohen delves into the mass movement music that defined that turbulent moment in time, through the songs and conversation with the late activist troubadour, Phil Ochs. And music that is no less relevant today, in the continued warring of the US on the planet.

Listen To The Show Here

 **Bluebird: A dramatic feature fusion of regional filmmaking with economic crisis cinema. Tabulating the economic and emotional toll on workers in a rural Maine logging town, struggling for survival and dignity. A commentary.

Arts Express, airing on WBAI Radio in NY archived at, and on the Pacifica National Radio Network.

Prairie Miller

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