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Is Our Future That of “Sense8” or “Mr. Robot”?

COUNTERPUNCH JANUARY 20, 2017

Is Our Future That of “Sense8” or “Mr. Robot”?

As I advised CounterPunch readers on December 9th, Netflix is still worth the subscription price as long as it produces shows like “Narcos”. 518 more words

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The Standout Films of 2016

One of my picks

COUNTERPUNCH JANUARY 13, 2017

The Standout Films of 2016

As most of you probably know, Netflix no longer bothers with the offbeat films I tend to review, either as DVD or streaming. 504 more words

Film

Never meet your heroes they say. Is this why?

I thought I was doing my part in pushing back against an internet that is getting dirtier by the minute when I emailed Jeffrey St. Clair to point out that a link on the CounterPunch website looks like it’s been hijacked. 824 more words

General

Deadly integration of militarism and capitalism

I didn’t mean to start out the new year of 2017 with a downer and most likely opinionated post. That is what has happened though as I decided to read an article with an unassuming title that ended up pissing me off. 786 more words

Government

Alone in Berlin; Sophie Scholl--the Final Days

COUNTERPUNCH DECEMBER 30, 2016

Alone, Resisting the Nazis

Seven years ago, when I heard that Hans Fallada’s novel “Alone in Berlin” had been translated into English, I immediately borrowed a copy from the Columbia library and began reading about the elderly couple who had secretly distributed anti-Nazi postcards in public places after their only son had been killed in combat during the German invasion of France in 1940. 473 more words

Film

FDR and the Little Steel strike

COUNTERPUNCH DECEMBER 23, 2016

FDR and the Little Steel Strike

by LOUIS PROYECT

In countless articles during the 2016 presidential election and reaching a crescendo after Trump’s victory, pundits such as… 441 more words

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All That Hollywood Jazz

COUNTERPUNCH, DECEMBER 16, 2016

All That Hollywood Jazz

by LOUIS PROYECT

After having seen four narrative films and one documentary this year based on jazz musicians, I am prompted to offer some reflections on the films and on the state of jazz today. 308 more words

Film