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Christmas (and Class) Behind the Scenes

Kathy M. Newman Working Class Perspectives
If you’re a Christmas movie/work freak like me, enjoy The Holiday Movies that Made Us and think about the thousands of unsung underlings who work behind the scenes.

The Working-Class Cinematic Legacy of Film Noir

Leonard Pierce Jacobin
In the stiflingly reactionary cultural atmosphere of postwar America, most filmmakers didn’t talk much about class. But there was one significant exception: film noir was the most class-conscious genre of motion picture America has ever produced.

Friday Nite Videos | August 14, 2020

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Who is Kamala Harris? | The Daily Social Distancing Show. Tom Morello | You Belong To Me. Judas and the Black Messiah. The Risky Way to Speed Up a Coronavirus Vaccine. Like a Kidney Stone | Dylan Parody.

Friday Nite Videos | April 24, 2020

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The Writers and Directors Who Saw Coronavirus Coming. The Liar Tweets Tonight | Roy Zimmerman. Unorthodox Trailer | Netflix. Anti-Lockdown Protesters Harass COVID-19 Nurses. Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Broken System In U.S. Nursing Homes
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