BY Dave Schneider | United States | 12/03/12
About 160 years ago, Karl Marx wrote that history repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” And speaking to his statement in 2012, it’s hard to think of any modern example better than the remake of the 1984 film, Red Dawn.
BY Dave Schneider | United States | 11/14/12
It was 50 years ago that James Bond first appeared on the big screen. Since that time, the franchise has spawned 23 films full of fast cars, one-liners, rampant misogyny, memorable - and oftentimes racist portrayals of - villains, and imperialist politics.
BY Dave Schneider | United States | 7/22/12
Director Chris Nolan calls it a “revolutionary epic.” I’d call it a counter-revolutionary blockbuster.
BY Doug Michel | Chicago, IL | 10/12/09
Michael Moore has done it again, only this time he’s coming out strong against the most pervasive evil in the United States: capitalism.
BY Kati Ketz | United States | 1/16/08
The movie The Great Debaters is based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a poet and professor from the 1930s.
BY Hatem Abudayyeh | Palestine | 10/03/07
The Palestinian National Football (soccer) Team functions, or barely functions, under more difficult conditions than any other team in the world. Players from Gaza cannot travel to the West Bank or Jerusalem, West Bankers cannot travel to Jerusalem or Gaza and neither Gazans nor West Bankers can enter the 1948 Palestinian territories (now called ‘Israel’).
BY Staff | California | 5/01/06
Premiering March 18, Walkout is a powerful film created by HBO on the Chicano student walkouts that shook Los Angeles in 1968.
BY Naomi Nakamura | United States | 6/01/04
Ileana Gadea and Naomi Nakamura, both regular contributors to Fight Back!, reviewed the film A Day Without A Mexican.
BY Caryl Sortwell | United States | 5/01/00
The Hurricane is based on the true-life story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a champion Black boxer who was imprisoned for almost twenty years for murders that he did not commit.