It may be that film has been the most expressive medium through which we’ve learned about the United States.
Hollywood recognizes the changes, but remains reluctant to integrate them.
Think about it for a minute: Donald Trump’s slogan, “Make America great again” and the era in which the film is set...
Killing mockingbirds, the way the novel’s meaning hits me, continues to be almost a sport up north.
As is the case with all essentially monopolistic regimes, the studio system ended up crumbling under its own weight. At the end of the '50s and the beginning of the '60s, the advent of television combined with a series of gigantic flops (“Cleopatra,” “Doctor Dolittle”) brought the major studios to their knees. [Read more]
This scenario has perhaps captured so much attention because it pits the epitome of Americanism — Hollywood, celebrity, big business, money — against the epitome of authoritarianism.
<i>Philippe de Chauveron’s film, judged too politically incorrect, will not be released in the United States.</i>
In the United States, there’s no joking about Jews, blacks or Arabs. Philippe de Chauveron’s movie “Serial (Bad) Weddings” just found that out at its own expense. According to “Le Point,” [Read more]
The remarkable "The Forging of a Rebel,"* directed by Mario Camus, was rescreened on Televisión Española’s Channel 2 (La 2), as if by stealth, in the middle of August. The series, filmed in 1989 under the PSOE,** was based on an autobiographical trilogy by Arturo Barea, which was banned from publication for the [Read more]