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If You Do One “Irish” Thing Today, Watch “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion to watch the best film ever made about the Irish fight for freedom against British occupation in the early 20th century.

Scott Cooper

March 17, 2021

A Sledgehammer: Review of Judas and the Black Messiah

A revolutionary socialist and Left Voice correspondent who met Fred Hampton in 1969 reviews the new Fred Hampton biopic, Judas and the Black Messiah.

Rob Lyons

March 1, 2021

Five Queer Lady Films to Watch Instead of “Happiest Season”

Here we present quality queer films to watch over the winter holidays.

Maria Aurelio

December 25, 2020

Untangling “Mangrove” : Does the Film Indict The Entire System of Policing, or Undercut Its Own Radicalism?

Steve McQueen’s new film Mangrove recounts a dramatic moment in anti-racist organizing in the UK and is a very watchable and powerful film. However, the film at times fails its radical subject matter in an attempt to appeal to a liberal audience.

Ezra Brain

December 5, 2020

Cuts to Public Arts Got you Down? We Need a Free and Public Netflix

Working people deserve good entertainment. We can do better than Netflix.

Kimberly Ann

April 25, 2020

We Want Bread, But Roses Too: 5 Movies on the Picket Line

During times of intense class struggle, workers of the world find power and strength in their solidarity. Here are some of the best films based on the historical and militant organization of the working class.

Kimberly Ann

April 21, 2020

4 (More) Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine

Since millions of workers around the world are currently under quarantine, now is the perfect time for socialists to catch up on the classics of leftwing cinema. Here are four more movies for the lockdown that focus on themes of antifascism, labor, capitalism, and imperialism. 

Shalon van Tine

April 12, 2020

4 Socialist Movies to Watch During Quarantine

Many throughout the U.S. and the world have been forced into varying levels of social distancing and isolation. Here are some socialist films to ease the boredom and loneliness and inspire you with depictions of comrades fighting for revolution!

Kimberly Ann

March 29, 2020

Parasite: The Fear That the Poor Will Rise Up and Bring Down the Rich

Parasite portrays the class struggle. But it is addressed to the bourgeoisie, not the proletariat. It reflects the capitalists’ deep-seated fear that workers will rise up against them — and their unconscious desire for punishment.

Melania Piccolo

March 2, 2020