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Angela Lansbury Was a Brilliant Actor and a Comrade

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Angela Lansbury, who died this week at 96, was a proud socialist who achieved enormous success in film, theater, and TV. Yet her astonishing range was botched by the Hollywood studio system — preventing her movie career from flourishing even more.


Blonde Is Marilyn Monroe Abased All Over Again

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s novel, Andrew Dominik’s film Blonde ignores the assertive and hardworking real-life Marilyn Monroe and instead gives us a lurid tale of perpetual victimization.

Uvalde Reveals Hollywood’s Deeply Flawed Take On the Police

Jesse Williams and Judith Browne Dianis Newsweek
The police in Uvalde have acted like they are untouchable and their actions unquestionable. Why? Because they are. But TV shows, movies, and media have persuaded us to believe that cops can do no wrong.

Friday Nite Videos | June 3, 2022

Jordan Klepper Debunks the 'Good Guy With a Gun' Argument. Rocks: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Theaters of War (2022): Movie. We Gave a Speech to Wayne LaPierre at the NRA Convention. The AI That Creates Any Picture You Want.

Theaters of War (2022): Movie

Does all of that military machinery on screen come with strings attached? Does the military actually get a crack at the script? This movie provides answers.


How China Captured Hollywood

Erich Schwartzel The Atlantic
Over this next century, China wants to use the movies to rebrand itself, and it has learned how to do so from the best.
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