Hale County This Morning: RaMell Ross Oscar-Nominated Documentary

Why is it that any time someone talks about the South, it’s either through the narrow but necessary lens of slavery or through the sort of white conservative thing?–RaMell Ross

By the Grace of God: Francois Ozon’s Prize-Winning Film about Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church

The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlin Film Fest went to François Ozon’s French drama, By the Grace of God.

Heiresses, The: Paraguay’s Entry in the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar

Marcelo Martinessi’s acclaimed debut feature The Heiresses (Las herederas) is Paraguay’s official submission in the foreign-language film category for the 91st Academy Awards. Winner of numerous international film awards, including two Silver Bears at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival, The Heiresses opens March 8, 2019 at Laemmle’s Royal in Los Angeles. A vividly fascinating commentary […]

Communism: Hollywood Movies

Hollywood movies dealing directly with Communism: The Iron Curtain (1948) The Fountainhead (1949) The Red Danube (1949) The Red Menace (1949) I Married a Communist (1950) Big Jim McLain (1952) My Son John (1952) Man on a Tightrope (1953) Storm Center (1956) The Quiet American (1958)   Post Red-Scare Movies The Way We Were (1973) […]

Grammy Awards 2019: Cardi B Makes History–First Solo Woman

Cardi B won the best rap album award for her debut “Invasion of Privacy,” beating out Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, Travis Scott, and the late Mac Miller, making her the first solo woman to do so.