Tag Archives: Film

Jonah Raskin :
FILM | Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’: An anti-imperialist perspective

Come on, Spike. You can do better than this. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 2, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, California — Spike Lee has made a name for himself over the past 35 years as the preeminent … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
FILM | Two new films about Roy Cohn
review his decades of villainy

Roy Cohn is best known for being the right-hand man to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | June 11, 2020 NEW YORK, N.Y. — On June 19, Home Box Office (HBO) will release an informative … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
FILM | ‘Planet of the Humans’

This documentary film delivers powerful negative vibes. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | May 6, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — Two old adages are perfect for analyzing the controversial new environmental documentary film, Planet of the Humans. One saying … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
FILM |’Parasite’ vs. ‘Schitt’s Creek’

Two takes on class-based cluelessness. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 21, 2020 I have been able to see Parasite again on the small screen in Corona-induced isolation. The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
METRO EVENT | DSA to screen ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ at the Alamo Mueller

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2018 Event: Screening of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7 p.m. Where: Alamo Drafthouse Mueller Address: 1911 Aldrich Street, Austin, TX 78723 Sponsor: Feminist Action … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | Alan Waldman’s 20 favorite movies seen in 2017

Plus his pick of TV shows, American & foreign, best stand-up specials, and, gulp, porn stars! By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2018 The year 2017 was a pretty good one for movies. Half of the … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
METRO EVENT | DSA to screen ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ at the Alamo

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2017 Event: Screening of  ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7 p.m. Where: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Address: 1120 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 AUSTIN … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | The 30 films I enjoyed most in 2016

Plus 73 TV series and 31 standup comics. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 13, 2017 I guess 2016 was a pretty good year entertainment-wise although it was a wretched year otherwise, as Russian hackers, Breitbart liars, … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ is the best film of the young 21st century!

It’s funny, brilliant, and bursting with terrific and practical ideas; don’t miss this treasure! By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2016 I loved the Oscar-winning documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, but I consider Michael Moore’s finest … Continue reading

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | The 20 best films I saw in 2015

Alan’s eclectic picks range from Academy Award nominees ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Trumbo’ to biopics about Nina Simone and comic Barry Crimmins. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | January 21, 2016 For the first time in many years, more than … Continue reading

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Shepherd Bliss :
FILM | Robert Bly: Tribute to a radical poet

Robert Bly has made a big difference in the lives of many, bringing a contentious, creative presence into his prophetic work. By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | January 6, 2016 Poet Robert Bly, now 89 years old, is … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins :
FILM | Oscar-winning ‘Citizenfour’ documents one citizen’s sacrifice for our liberty

Laura Pointras tells Snowden’s story in an engaging account that is both enlightening and unsettling. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2015 Citizen Four is the name used by 29-year-old Edward Joseph Snowden when he … Continue reading

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