Category Archives: Movies

Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A gathering of Communists in HAIL, CAESAR! (2016).

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Juxtaposin’: Diversity

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: — United Auto Workers, 1946 Groups of idle sailors lay about the decks, “overhauling a range of their memories;” how they had spent the last Christmas-day, in some “Wapping,” or “Wide Water street,” with the brimming … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra Calls Children Nazis, Japanese Japs, and a Bomb a 500-Pound Tomato … And Then Sings a Song About America

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Juxtaposin’: Wreckers

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Juxtaposin’: Witchy Women

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“Border Incident” (1949)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A notable movie if only for the attitudes and assumptions it embodies. Released in the late 40s, it’s a social problem film about illegal immigration shot like a Mexican noir by cinematographer John Alton. Director Anthony Mann, who … Continue reading

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“Get Out”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Though Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is set among the suburban white elite of Everywhere USA, its concerns are firmly rooted in the plantation. It ascribes to white liberals the motivations of slave-holders, and then asks them … Continue reading

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