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HBO's Watchmen: Alternative history that ignores the meaning of the 1921 Tulsa massacre

17 hours ago

YIVO Institute for Jewish research in New York fires all its librarians

5 hours ago

John Pilger's The Dirty War on the National Health Service screening on Australia's SBS this Sunday

2 days ago

The King: A film drama (insufficiently) inspired by Shakespeare's work

3 days ago

A comment on American Factory, the award-winning documentary

5 days ago

American film actor Kirk Douglas (1916–2020)

7 days ago

Interview with film historian Joseph McBride: For Kirk Douglas, life was "like a war—you have to fight all the time"

7 days ago

New York Times' Wesley Morris complains that eight of the films nominated for Best Picture "are about white people"

9 days ago

Accuser Jessica Mann's testimony in the Weinstein trial: A Journey to the End of the Night

10 days ago

Staff, students and freedom of expression at Nashville art school threatened in takeover by religious university

11 days ago

American pianist Peter Serkin is dead at 72

12 days ago

Advocate (2019): "An angry, optimistic woman" in pursuit of justice for the Palestinians

13 days ago

An examination of the anti-immigrant campaign in early 20th century America

14 days ago

Michael Apted's 63 Up: The ninth film in the remarkable series

14 days ago

Steven Soderbergh's High Flying Bird: Sports and racial politics

16 days ago

Terry Jones (1942-2020): From Monty Python to Geoffrey Chaucer

17 days ago

Swiss newspaper raises important questions about the Harvey Weinstein trial

18 days ago

ITV documentary reveals conditions in prison holding WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

18 days ago

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season Three: Comedy and historical fantasy

18 days ago

#MeToo accusations and identity politics circulate around 2020 Grammy Awards

19 days ago

The Expanse Season 4: The latest installment in the science fiction series

21 days ago

The Politician: The unreality of official American political and social life

24 days ago

The New York Times attempts to discredit defense as Harvey Weinstein trial begins

25 days ago

Weathering With You: Climate change and fatalism

25 days ago

Despite #MeToo protest, Berlin audience applauds opera singer Placido Domingo

25 days ago

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: A child's-eye view of the Nazis' crimes

26 days ago

Little Women: The new film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's famed work

28 days ago

Sigrid Nunez's National Book Award-winning novel, The Friend: One form of contemporary misanthropy

30 days ago

Sam Mendes' 1917: A technological step forward, several ideological and artistic steps back

1 month ago

Left-wing British film and television producer Tony Garnett dead at 83

1 month ago

Wozzeck at New York's Metropolitan Opera: Alban Berg's opera on the tragic fate of an impoverished soldier

1 month ago

The 2020 Academy Award nominations: A generally weak, if unsurprising showing

1 month ago

Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011: A significant exhibition at Museum of Modern Art's contemporary arts center

1 month ago

Bombshell invents a ruling-class hero

1 month ago

The Kill Team: Are US military atrocities in Afghanistan just the work of a few "bad apples"?

1 month ago

At the Golden Globes awards ceremony: Comic Ricky Gervais causes a stir

1 month ago

The Mandalorian and Disney Plus: The media giant targets the small screen

1 month ago

An interview with film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum: "I'm trying to do something aesthetic through criticism"

1 month ago

Just Mercy: The cruelty of Alabama's death penalty

1 month ago

Black Mirror Season 5: The elephants in the room

1 month ago

Sleepy LaBeef, country boogie-woogie musician and singer, dies at 84

1 month ago

Best films and television of 2019 and the decade

1 month ago

Favorite music of 2019

1 month ago

Exhibition at the Getty Center in Los Angeles: Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics

1 month ago

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—All the gimmicks to rake in the revenue

1 month ago

Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life: An Austrian farmer's lonely defiance of the Nazis

1 month ago

Marriage Story: Noah Baumbach, self-involvement and the divorce racket

1 month ago

The death of Anna Karina at 79—the actress featured in Jean-Luc Godard's films in the 1960s

2 months ago

Queen & Slim: An African-American couple on the run

2 months ago

Twin Flower, about the refugee crisis, from Italy—and Midnight Family, about poverty and health care, from Mexico

2 months ago

Dark Waters: American capitalism poisons its population

2 months ago

Right-wing hate campaign in Germany against Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke

2 months ago

On the centenary of the composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919–1996)

2 months ago

Opera singer Plácido Domingo defends himself against sexual harassment allegations

2 months ago

Ladj Ly's Les Misérables: French youth in revolt

2 months ago

Martin Scorsese's The Irishman: A gangster's life and claims

2 months ago

Ford v Ferrari: Life at high speed

2 months ago

#MeToo launches fascistic attack on Polanski's film J'accuse

2 months ago

Atlantics: The cruel fate of African youth

2 months ago

The Unwanted: 80 years since the tragic odyssey of the MS St. Louis

2 months ago

J'accuse (An Officer and a Spy): Roman Polanski's masterpiece on the Dreyfus Affair

2 months ago

Parasite: An unusual director with his antenna attuned to social class

3 months ago

Harbor (Jeter l'ancre un seul jour): A young refugee in need finds allies

3 months ago

Veteran photojournalist Tim Page discusses his "21" exhibition

3 months ago

Jojo Rabbit: A misguided comedy about Nazis

3 months ago

Pain and Glory from Spain's Pedro Almodóvar

3 months ago

Judy: Singer-actress Judy Garland's sad fate brought to the screen

3 months ago

100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus art school and movement: "A New Era"

3 months ago

Netflix' Living with Yourself with Paul Rudd: The divided self ... from A to B

3 months ago

George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in triumphant return to New York's Metropolitan Opera

3 months ago

Cézanne and I (Cézanne et moi): The relationship of painter Paul Cézanne and novelist Émile Zola

3 months ago

Right-wing networks in the German state exposed

3 months ago

New York City exhibit examines the creation of Verdi's last two operas

4 months ago

Roger Waters "Us + Them" concert film takes on global issues

4 months ago

Joker: An unenlightening approach to serious problems

4 months ago

Tolkien: Biopic of author J.R.R. Tolkien rings false

4 months ago

Placido Domingo resigns from LA Opera, as #MeToo campaign continues

4 months ago

Theatres in Germany take a stand against the far right

4 months ago

Youth in revolt: Les Misérables—and other films: Made in Bangladesh, Mariam, Rocks, Desert One

4 months ago

An interview with Ladj Ly, director of Les Misérables: "Victor Hugo described the social misery perfectly"

4 months ago

The Peterloo Massacre and Shelley

4 months ago

The Peterloo massacre and Shelley

4 months ago

Ad Astra: Traveling long distances but not getting very far

4 months ago

New Met production of Porgy and Bess prompts racialist criticisms of America's greatest opera

4 months ago

The Report exposes CIA torture, then absolves the Democrats

4 months ago

Detroit rapper GmacCash supports striking autoworkers

4 months ago

The personal and social tragedy of "dark periods": Ibrahim: A Fate to Define, South Terminal, My English Cousin, 1982

4 months ago

Love Child, Hearts and Bones, Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story—Some of the social traumas of our time

4 months ago

An interview with director Eva Mulvad: "You can...come a bit closer to having a more rounded understanding of the world"

4 months ago

Official Secrets: A whistleblower attempts to prevent the Iraq War

5 months ago

Paris Stalingrad: The plight of refugees in the French capital, once "one of the best cities"

5 months ago

An interview with Hind Meddeb, director of Paris Stalingrad: "It's not a film about refugees, it's a film about human beings"

5 months ago

Obituary: African-American novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88

5 months ago

Media blacks out Roger Waters' performance in defence of Assange

5 months ago

Alone: The Arctic (Season 6)—Surviving reality television

5 months ago

Twenty years of the Young Euro Classic festival: Beethoven caught between rebellion and EU propaganda

5 months ago

Richard Linklater's Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A creative "genius" suppresses herself

5 months ago

The Photographer of Mauthausen: Documenting Nazi crimes in a wartime concentration camp

5 months ago

Whitney Biennial 2019: What this year's "snapshot" of contemporary art reveals

5 months ago

Interviews with Directors and Artists

1 year ago

Art & Photographic Exhibitions

1 year ago

Theater and Dance

1 year ago

Art & Socialism – Lectures & Essays

1 year ago