Category Archives: Film/DVD Reviews

The Salt Of The Earth

I’ve just watched an amazing American film from 1954 called The Salt Of The Earth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_of_the_Earth The film was made by blacklisted filmmakers and released during the height of Mcarthyism. The film won several awards including the Crystal Globe award … Continue reading

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Cultures Of Resistance

This is a work of video art by Iranian artist Shoja Azira. It’s called the Coffee House Painting and is a video reinterpretation of a 1920’s Persian painting of The Day Of Judgement. This is amazing. Like nothing I have … Continue reading

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The Flaw *****

Watched David Sington‘s, The Flaw, this weekend. This feature length UK documentary is by far the best account that I’ve seen or read about the 2008 financial crash. I highly recommend it. 5 stars without doubt. It gives a very … Continue reading

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Comrades – DVD Review

I visited Tolpuddle this summer, home of the famous Martyrs. It’s a pretty little village with a nice pub for lunch and there is a very good little museum that tells the story of how these early trade unionists were … Continue reading

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It Happened Here And Winstanley – DVD Review

Winstanley is the title of a film made in 1975 in the UK by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, based on the 1961 David Caute novel Comrade Jacob.

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Taxi To The Dark Side – DVD Review

Just watched Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) for the first time. The film is a documentary directed by American filmmaker Alex Gibney, and produced by Eva Orner and Susannah Shipman, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary … Continue reading

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