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The novels of Eric Ambler
Background to Danger
Cause for Alarm
A Coffin for Dimitrios
Journey Into Fear

Art and Revolution: a six part series
Abstract Expressionists

Jackson Pollock
Ben Shahn
Andy Warhol
Trotsky's theory of art
Clemente, Basquiat, Haring

Art
Insurgent Images: The Agitprop Murals of Mike Alewitz

Art as Commodity

Basquiat

Chto Delat and Ostalgia
Frank Gehry, Bard College, money and power
Engineers of the Soul
Fascist art
A conversation with Yevgeniy Fiks
Hard Times
Heart of Ardor
Savage Beauty: the Alexander McQueen show at the Met
Notes on modern art, part 1
Notes on modern art, part 2
William Morris
Camille Pissaro at the Jewish Museum
Rodchenko/Bonnard
The Wayland Rudd Collection
Surrealism, Freud and Trotsky
Surrealism in the United States
Whitney 2004 Biennial Show
Frank Lloyd Wright

Literature
Chinua Achebe's "Anthills of the Savannah"
Tariq Ali's "Redemption," a satire on Trotskyism
The Beats
Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow in Retrospect
Paul Berman and Philip Roth
Bukharin's "How It All Began"
"By Night in Chile"
William S. Burroughs
Robert Creeley
Louise Erdrich's "Crown of Columbus"
Alan Furst's "Red Gold"
Spalding Gray
The crime novels of Patricia Highsmith
Elmore Leonard
Richard Greener's "The Knowland Retribution: The Locator"
Isaiah at the Wall: Palestine Poems
Naguib Mafouz's "Midaq Alley"
Melville's "Confidence Man"
Melville's Typee
Herman Melville's's "The 'Gees"
The Mythology of Imperialism
Harvey Pekar's "The Quitter"
New poems by Paul Pines and Daniel Marlin
Paul Pines's "Fishing on the Pole Star"
Paul Pines's "Last Call at the Tin Palace"
Paul Pines's "New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros"
Robert Pinsky
Recent novels about Leon Trotsky
John Sanford's "The People From Heaven"
Frederick Seidel"
Another stupid 9/11 novel
Something Red
The Jungle Novels of B. Traven
John Updike

Music
Afroblue

How the Beatles destroyed rock 'n' roll
Bomba and Rumba
Big bands on youtube (swing)
Big bands on youtube (modern)
Bonga
Ken Burn's jazz documentary
Cachao
Forcing culture down peoples' throats
Pierre Dorge
Bob Dylan
Hanns Eisler
Ethiopian music
Chico O'Farrell
Lora Faye: an outstanding new musician
A second look at the folk music revival
Benny Goodman
Gypsy Jazz
Charlie Haden
John Hammond
Hawaiian Slack Guitar
Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and the perils of success
Jazz and the left
Salif Keita
John Kirby
Lady Gaga
Moby
Muzsikas and Bela Bartok
Opera
Robert Palmer
The Pittsburgh Collective
Porgy and Bess
Louis Prima
Radio Tarifa
Rembetika
Two rock-and-roll band documentaries
Oumou Sangare
Schoenberg Vindicated
Compay Segundo and Benny Carter
Frank Sinatra
A Tango concert
Ali Farka Toure
Turkish music on the Internet
Carla White
In Memoriam: Carla White and Manny Duran
Randy Weston
White Jazz

Television
Silencing the Song: an Afghan Fallen Star

The Apprentice

On the Road with Austin and Santino

Baghdad ER
Breaking Bad
The cinematography of Breaking Bad
Buffy and NYPD
Californication
A George Carlin appearance
Curb Your Enthusiasm
History Channel on the Crusades
Desperate Housewives
Flipping Out
Girls
Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital"
TV shows about Jimmy Hoffa and Joe McCarthy
Househunters
Hung
Justified
Lillian Hellman and Dashiel Hammett
Law and Order
Mad Men
Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller
Mann V. Ford
Bill Moyers versus the lapdog media
Nip/Tuck
Lee Harvey Oswald
Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks's "The Pacific"
PBS Latin music documentary
Random notes on television comedy
Saturday Night Live
Sex and the City
Smallville
Smoking hot soap operas
Sopranos
Sorrell and Son
Star Trek

The Twilight Zone
Television and the witch hunt
A TV Tempest
Under the Dome
Woman Rebel

Theater
Mike Leigh's "Goosepimples"
Dinah Was
Arthur Miller
The Tempest

Akira Kurosawa survey
Stray Dog; The Bad Sleep Well

Film
2008 movies: a consumer's guide
2009 movies wrap-up, part one
2009 movies wrap-up, part two
2009 Movies wrap-up, part three
2009 Movies wrap-up, conclusion
Three 2010 documentaries
Three Documentaries (Schooled, Narco Cultura, Blood Brother)
Three documentaries of note (Homecomings, Richard Pryor, Pussy Riot)
Three Documentaries of Note (Terms and Conditions May Apply, Oxyana, Women Workers War)
Three films of note (Manuscripts Don't Burn, Evergreen, Northern Light)
3 documentaries: Beat Hotel, God Save My Shoes, Surviving Progress
About Her Brother
Action movie cliches
Act of Violence
Acts of Imagination
Adaptation
African Diaspora music documentaries
2010 African Diaspora film festival
Aftershock
Alamar
Salvador Allende
Two films about Alzheimer's disease
Amazing Grace
Amu
American Beauty; Fight Club
American Meat; The Revolutionary
American Casino; The Most Dangerous Man in America
American Gypsy
An American Holocaust
The American Ruling Class
American Splendor
American Hustle; The Wolf of Wall Street
Angel on the Right
The Angry Monk
The Animal Farm
Three animated movies from 2009/A>
Five animated movies from 2010/A>
Antibodies; Evil
Anvil
Apocalyptic movies
Apocalyptp
The Apostle
Aqui y Alla; The Return of Lencho
Arctic Son
Hannah Arendt
Arguing the World
Armadillo
Army of Shadows
Art is ... the Permanent Revolution
Two Asian films of note ("Tazza" and "The Taste of Tea")
Three films of note ("In a better world", "A Separation" and "This is not a film")
Three narrative films of note (Banshee Chapter; Generation War; In Bloom
Two documentaries of note ("The Yes Men Fix the World" and "Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?")
Three outstanding Asian films (Sacrifice, War of the Arrows, Red Cliff
2008 Asian Film Festival
2009 Asian Film Festival
7 films from the 2009 Asian Film Festival
2011 Asian Film Festival
2013 South Asian Film Festival
2013 Asian Film Festival (Korean)
2013 Asian Film Festival (Filipino, Thai)
2013 Asian Film Festival (China)
2013 Asian Film Festival (Japan)
2014 Asian Film Festival
2014 New York Asian Film Festival: "No Man's Land"
2014 New York Asian Film Festival: "Firestorm"
Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today
Assata Shakur
Assault on Wall Street
At Berkeley; Birth of the Living Dead
August in the Empire State
Avatar; Star Trek
The left debates Avatar
The Aviator
A Simple Plan
Babes in Arms
The Bank Job
Battle for Haditha
Bad Day at Black Rock
Josephine Baker
Terry Jones's "The Barbarians"
Barbershop Punk; A People Uncounted
Battle of Algiers
Battle for Brooklyn
Battle of Stalingrad in film and history
Beat Generation Movies
Beeswax
Before the Fall
Before the Storm
Bellocchio versus the barbarians
Behind the blue veil; Following the Ninth
Ingmar Bergman 1918-2007
Best and worst films of 2013
Beyond Belief
Bhaag, Milkha, Bhaag, Breakaway
The Big Clock
Bidder 70
The Big One
The Big Uneasy
Big Boys Gone Bananas!; You've been Trumped
Black Book
Black Girl
Black is...Black ain't; Adam Clayton Powell
Blair Witch Project
Blank City
Blast of Silence
Blessed by Fire
Blind Shaft
The Blood of My Brother
A Bloody Aria
Grace Lee Boggs; The Hypnotic Brothers
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
Borat
Borgman; Master of the Universe
Bright Leaves
Brokeback Mountain
Brother
Brother Can You Spare a Dollar?
Bruno
Brute Force
Tony Buba retrospective; Patagonia Rising
Bubble
Budrus; The Time that Remains
Buffalo Boy
Bukowski: Born Into This
The Bullet Vanishes
Burma Soldier; City of Life and Death
Burn; Magic Camp
Burning the Future
Bus 174
The Butler
Cairo Station
Capitalism: a Love Story
Carancho
Cargo 200; My Mexican Shivah
Carla's Song
Carlos (uncut version); My Life as a Terrorist
Camden 28
Cave of Forgotten Dreams; Into the Abyss
Documentaries on Canada and Primo Levi
Cast Away
Canary
Catfish
Cats of Mirikitani
Cautiva; The Monastery
The Central Park Five; The Loving Story
Central Station
Le Cercle Rouge
Steven Soderbergh's "Che"
Chicanos and Communists in 2 1950s films
The Chilean Building
Children of Paradise
Two Chinese genre films
Chittagong
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Chushingua; Harakiri
Cinderella Man
L'Chayim Comrade Stalin
City of God
The City Dark; Windfall
24 City
Alan Clarke in retrospect
Climates
Client 9; Casino Jack
Closed Circuit; Inch'Allah; El Estudiante
Come Back, Africa
La Commune
The Company Men
The Company You Keep
Connected
Constant Gardner
Constantine's Sword
Contempt
Cousin Bette
Counsellor at Law
This commie's favorite cowboy movies
Crane World
Crash
Crime and Punishment; Petition
Crime after Crime
Crimson Gold
Crossing the Bridge: the Sounds of Istanbul
The Cove; Crude
Cult of the Suicide Bomber
The Dhamma Brothers
Dark Days
Daughter of Keltoum
Day The Earth Stood Still
Days of Glory
Dead or Alive
Dear Mandela
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Defamation
The Departed
The Desert of Forbidden Art
The Deserted Village
The Destiny of Lesser Animals; Meek's Cutoff
The Devil's Miner
Desk Set
Detropia
Devil's Knot; Llyn Foulkes One Man Band
Distant (Uzak)
Documenting the Egyptian and Iranian revolution
Dog Days
The Downfall
Drunken Angel, The Idiot
The Dry Land, Tirador
Dry Summer
Two films to avoid like they were Ebola
The Edge of Heaven/
Edgy young film-makers with a reactionary message
The Eel
Eight Miles High
Elena
Elephant
11 Flowers
Emerald Forest
The Empire in Africa
The End of Poverty?
The End of Time
Three Environmental Films of Note
There will always be an England
Even the Rain
Examined Life
Exile in Buyukada
Exit from the Gift Shop; Cinema Verite
The Extra Man
Factotum
Fact and fiction in 3 films (Act of Killing, Computer Chess, Colossus
Family Portrait in Black and White
Far From Heaven
La Faute a Voltaire
Ferlinghetti
A Fierce Green Fire; Greedy Lying Bastardss
Fifth Day of Peace
American Radical: the trials of Norman Finkelstein
Fire Down Below
5 Broken Cameras; UN Me
A Flock of Dodos
Following Sean
Food Beware
Forbidden Lie$
Force of Evil
A Foreign Affair
The Forgotten Space
Four Days in September
Four Days, Three Weeks, Two Days
Four recent films from Argentina
Four mainstream films in 2006
Four more mainstream films in 2006
Four Documentary Shorts
4:44 Last Day on Earth; The Hunter
Four Seasons Lodge; Valentino: the Last Emperor
Al Franken: God Spoke
Fratricide
Two French films of note
Frida
Harvey Weinstein versus Frida Kahlo
From Both Sides of the Aegean
Frost/Nixon
Full Battle Rattle
The Future of Food
Gadjo Dilo
Two gangster movies
Gasland
The Gatekeepers
Genesis
The Girlfriend Experience
Giuliani Time
Two movies about Glenn Gould
God's Children
Godzilla; Captain America
God Loves Uganda; Cooper & Hemingway: the True Gen
Go For Zucker
Gone With the Wind
Good Bye, Lenin
The Good Soldier
The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Granito
Documentaries about Spalding Gray and Wavy Gravy
Gravity; All is Lost
The Great Dictator
Grine Felder
A Grin without a Cat
The Grizzly Man
The Ground Truth
Guerrilla: the Taking of Patty Hearst
Guest of Cindy Sherman
Gut Renovation
Gypsy Caravan
Happiness
Happy People: a year in the Taiga
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Harlan: in the shadow of Jew Suss
Happiness of the Katakuris
Heading South
Head Games; They Call it Myanmar
Hearts and Minds; FTA
Heavy Metal in Baghdad
Hell's Ground and Turkish Star Wars
HeroHerman's House
Honey
Hyde Park on the Hudson
Hiding and Seeking
Hit Men Movies
The French Hitchcock
Hitler's Hit Parade
The Hoax
J. Hoberman's "Film after Film"
Two films with Danny Hoch
The Devil and Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Hollow City
The Hollywoodization of the Heartland
Holy Modal Rounders...Born to Lose
Holy Rollers
Honour; Half a Yellow Sun
Hong Kong and Japanese films from NYAFF 2007
Horns and Halos
The Host
Hotel Rwanda
Houston
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
How I Ended This Summer
Howl
Human Resources
Hunger
The Hunger Games and radical politics
The Human Rights Film Festival 2014
The Hunt
If a Tree Falls
I Live in Fear; Lower Depths
Illegal
I Saw the Devil; Poetry
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
I found it at the movies
Ikland
Informant
Inside Llewyn Davis
I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You
Israel: a home movie
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
An Inconvenient Truth
Independence Day
Three Indian movies of note
NY Indian Film Festival 2013
NY Indian Film Festival 2014
NY Indian Film Festival 2014: four narrative films
Inglourious Basterds; Jackboot Mutiny
In My Country
Into Eternity
Inside Job
In the Loop; Hurt Locker
In the Pit
Invictus; Precious
Inside North Korea: two documentaries
Into the Wild
Iraq for Sale
Iron Crows
Iron Giant
Irwin and Fran
I Hate Sao Paulo
The Island President
James's Journey to Jerusalem
Jerichow
Jesus Camp
Journey to the Sun
Juan of the Dead
Justice
Kabei: Our Mother
Kadosh
Two post-Katrina documentaries
The Kill Team
Documentary on Jack Kerouac's "Big Sur"
King's Speech; Honey (Bal)
King of Devil's Island; Garbo: the Spy
Knocked Up and Idiocracy
Korkoru; Korean American Film Festival
Kurdish and Turkish films of note
Akira Kurosawa
Lady Chatterley
Lagerfeld Confidential
Lamerica
La Ciudad
Lagaan
Land of the Dead
The Last Bolshevik
The Last Circus: a travesty on the Spanish Civil War
The Last Winter
The Last Train Home
The Law in theses Parts; In the Family; Generation P
Le Havre, Glitch in the Grid, You are all Captains
Late Bloomer; Spinning into Butter
Spielberg's "Lincoln"
The Linguists
Lion of the Desert
Little Miss Sunshine
Lone Suvivor
Lord of the Flies
Lost Boys of the Sudan
La Promesse
Dances with Camels: the true story of Lawrence of Arabia
Legend of Drunken Master
Life and Debt
Live-In Maid
Lockdown, USA
Lonely Are The Brave
Loose Change
Lore
Love, Ludlow
Lula: Son of Brazil; The Robinson Trilogy
Lumumba
The Machine which Makes Everything Disappear
Magnolia Blossom (6 worthy movies)
Magnolia movies--2009
Make Believe
Making of; 9 Star Hotel
The Male Animal
Malefactors of great wealth in three new films
Man Without a Past
Man with the movie camera
Mandabi
Ernest Mandel
Man Push Cart
Manufactured Landscapes
March of the Penguins
Memories of Murder
Metropolis
Michael Clayton
Middletown
Mifune
A Mighty Heart
A Critical Look at Michael Moore
Movies and Madness
Maria Full of Grace
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Match Point
May 6th
McLibel
Meeting Resistance
Memories of Tomorrow
Merry Christmas
Max Reinhardt's "Midsummer's Night Dream"
Mr. Deeds
Minority Report
The Missing Gun
Mission to Moscow
Mondovino
Mongol
Mongolian Ping Pong
Monster Movie Bash
Moolaade
Mother
The Motorcycle Diaries
In Search of Beethoven
In Search of Mozart
The cringe factor: a distaff look at 3 mumblecore movies
Munich
Musicwood
My Name is Joe
My Country, My Country
My Perestroika
Nazarin
Nada+
Neighboring Sounds
Neshoba
Alternatives to Netflix
The New Country
Night Shift
900 Days
Noah
No End in Sight
No Country for Old MenNo Country for Old Men: a follow-up
No God, No Master
No Regret
No One Knows Persian Cats; Women without Men
Nordwand
North Korean movies
Not One Less
2009 NYFCO awards
Oblivion
Obscene
OC87
Occupy Wall Street in 3D!
Anita O'Day documentary
Odds Against Tomorrow
Offshore; Food, Inc.
Off Label
Old Partner; The Chaser
Old Dog; Old Partner
108 Cuchillo de Palo; Lost Angels: Skid Row is my home
One Nite in Mongkok
Operation Last Patrol
Operation Filmmaker
Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio
Orthodox Stance
The Oscar for best picture: 50 years ago and today
Other Side of the Street
Otomo
Our Daily Bread (1934 King Vidor film)
Our Childen
Out of Place
Outside the Law
The Outskirts
Overnight
Palestine and Israel in film
Four new films about the Palestinian struggle
Pan's Labyrinth
Paradise Lost: the child murders at Robin Hood Hills
Particle Fever; The Iran Job
The Past; Wadjda
Peacock
A Man Named Pearl
Peepli Live
People Say I'm Crazy
People of a Feather
Peppermint_Candy
Philomena; The Magdelene Sisters
Photographic Memory
Picture me: a model's diary
Pitfall
Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea
The politics of film criticismThree political films (2014)
Porfirio
Power Trip
Pride & Prejudice
Prince of Broadway
Princess Mononoke
Programming the Nation
Project Nim; Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; How to Train Your Dragon 2
A Prophet; Waltz with Bashir
Protagonist
Protektor
Punching the Clown; Jolene
The Pusher Trilogy
The Queen
Queen of the Sun
The Quiet American
Quilombo Country
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit; Secret Sunshine
Rachel
Radiant City; The Unforeseen
Radio Unnameable
Raining Stones
The Rape of Europa
Ratatouille
The Real McCain
Rejoice and Shout
Red Alert--the war within
Red Hollywood
Red Bear
Red Hill; Samson and Delilah
Rebels With a Cause
#ReGeneration
Remarkably Korean: from Diasporas to the Heart of Buddhism
Requiem for a Dream
Restrepo
Restrepo 2
Rescue Dawh
Restless Conscience: Resistance to Hitler in Nazi Germany
Return to Homs
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Revolutionary Road
The Rider Named Death
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
Riding the Rails
Rififi
The Rising
The Road to Guantanamo
Rosenstrasse
On the Rumba River
Russell, Lubitsch, Sturges, Shakespeare: a comparison
Sacco and Vanzetti
Safe Conduct
Safe Conduct
Safe Conduct
Sahara
Santa Fe Trail
Save the Green Planet
Saving Private Ryan
Three samurai movies
Scandalize My Name
Screening Slavery
Sex and the City #2
Schizo
A Screaming Man
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
Secrets of the Tribe
Secret Reunion
Ousmane Sembene
Senegalese portraits in cinema

Seven Boxes; After the Dark
Sergeant Shakespeare
A Serious Man; The Informant!
Shattered Glass
A guide to G.B. Shaw on home video
Sherman's March
The Shock Doctrine
Sholem Aleichem; Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish
Shopgirl A Voyage of Dmitri Shostakovich Siberia Monamour; The Edge Sicko Side by Side
The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
The Sikh struggle through the prism of film
Silent Souls Sir! No Sir!
Six Days
Sleep Furiously
Slumdog Millionaire
A second look at Slumdog Millionaire
Small Soldiers
Smyrna: the destruction of a cosmpolitan city
Smoke Signals
The Social Network
Socially Relevant Film Festival 2014
Solitary Fracture
The Sons of Tennessee Williams; Elevate
Sophie Scholl and The White Rose
The Sorrow and the Pity
Mercedes Sosa: the voice of Latin America
South of the Border
Soviet newsreels about African independence
Spark. Elysium, and The Conjuring
Stagedoor
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors; A World Not Ours
Startup.com and E.Dreams
Still Life
Strawberry and Chocolate
Super Size Me
Synecdoche, New York
Syriana
Take Out
Taking Father Home
Tender Comrades, interviews with blacklisted film industry figures by Paul Buhle
A Tale of Two Sisters
Ten Canoes
Terra Trema
Tahrir: Liberation Square
Three Seasons
The films of Beat Takeshi
There Was a Lad
The Take
Jacques Tati: an appreciation
Tears of Gaza; In My Mother's Arms
3 Idiots
Terraferma
An Emmett Till documentary
Three scary future movies
Three films of note (Inheritors, Northless, Where Soldiers Come From)
Three films of note (Tomi Ungerer, In the Fog, Student)
Three Monkeys
Ticket to Jerusalem
The Tillman Story
Time Out
'Tis Autumn: the search for Jackie Paris
Topsy-Turvy
A Touch of Sin
Three recent movies (Looking for Eric, Vincere, Human Centipede
Traffic/Traffik
The Trotsky
True Grit? Humbug.
Trumbo
Notes on Turkish film
Two Turkish films from 2006
Two Turkish films from 2007
Turtle: the Incredible Journey
Twilight Samurai
Two SistersTwo Lessons
Two un-summer movies
2007 Film Notes
2007 Film Notes, conclusion
Umberto D.
Unmade Beds
University of Laughs
Unborn in the USA
Undefeated
The Unknown Known; Watermark
Up the Yangtze; China Heavyweight
An Unreasonable Man: Ralph Nader Documentary
Valkyrie
Valentin
Vanaja
Vanishing Pearls; Bad Hair
Videocracy
Viva Riva!
Vyer Films: the cognoscenti's Netflix
Waiting for "Superman"; The Lottery
Wang Bing: bard of the Chinese poor
Wall
Wall-E
Waiting for Armageddon
The Waiting List
War of the Worlds
War Don Don
War Made Easy
The War Tapes
Water
Waterworld
The Weather Underground
We are Legion
We are Together
Weekend
The Story of the Weeping Camel
Welcome to Sarajevo
Wendy and Lucy
When I want to whistle, I whistle
Whispers and Lies
Whale Rider
Whitewash
The Whale
Whisky
The White Ribbon
White Material
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Widow of St. Pierre
The Wide Blue Road
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
The Wind Will Carry Us; Michael Kohlhaas; Night Moves
Three documentaries (The Winding Stream, The Newburgh Sting, The Fallen City)
Without a Trace
Without the King
The Wind Rises; Wolf Children
Wonders are Many
Won't Back Down; Obama's America 2016
Woody Allen and jazz
Woman of the Year
Xala
Yang Ban Xi
Yoji Yamada's Samurai Trilogy
Yella
Yiddish Theater: a love story
"Yippee: A Journey to Jewish Joy"; "Trembling Before G-d"
"Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg"
Young and Restless in China
You Don't Need Feet to Dance; Benda Bilili
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi
The Story Behind "Zaytoun"
Zebraman
Zero Bridge
Zulu
The return of Stefan Zweig