Fascism on Film

Two films from 1970, The Conformist and The Garden of Delights, present a harrowing portrait of everyday life under fascism.

Oppenheimer: Communism, McCarthyism, and the Bomb

Christopher Nolan’s latest release offers a dramatic and tense look at the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, exploring the politics of McCarthy-era America along the way.

“The Godfather” 50 Years On: A Cinematic Masterpiece Tarnished by Profit

It is now 50 years since the release of The Godfather. The film remains a masterpiece, but the third installment of Coppola’s trilogy reveals the suffocating effect of profit on cinema.

Don’t Look Up: When a Movie Has an Impact, There’s a Reason

Whatever you think of its full-frontal style, “Don’t Look Up” is a product of our time. An existential threat is coming our way, and capitalism can’t cope.

Judas and the Black Messiah Review: Timely Portrait of a Socialist Martyr

The film Judas and the Black Messiah, dramatizes the attempt of the FBI to destroy the Black Panther Party and one of its greatest leaders, Fred Hampton.

“Santiago Rising” Film by Nick MacWilliam: a Burst of Anger and Hope

“Santiago Rising,” a documentary by Nick MacWilliam, is a powerful portrayal of the insurrectionary uprising that shocked Chile at the end of 2019.

“Parasite” Review: Shining a Light on Capitalist Exploitation

Bong Joon-Ho’s Oscar-winning movie “Parasite” depicts the brutality of life under capitalism, showing how poverty forces people to struggle against one another to get by.

Review: Joker—You Get What You Deserve

The new Joker film reimagines the classic villain as the victim of a system that abandons the mentally ill and leaves people to languish in a manufactured poverty.

Lies, Damned Lies and Netflix: the Character Assassination of Leon Trotsky

A recent Netflix show, produced by Russian state television, is a scandalous misrepresentation of Trotsky’s life and the October Revolution.

Trump's Advisers Slander Socialism: A Reply to White House Lies—Part Two

In the second part of his reply to the White House’s slanders against socialism, Alan Woods addresses the reality of life for American workers under capitalism.

Call Center Class Struggle on the Big Screen

Communist director and rapper Boots Riley promotes socialist revolution with his new movie “Sorry To Bother You.”

Superheroes: A Crisis of Overproduction

Marvel’s latest blockbuster demonstrates how the growing concentration of intellectual property in fewer hands is affecting art and entertainment.