The plight of Jews in 1928 Poland, with the rise of the Nazis lurking and looming in the background, is strong stuff.
Blitzstein was a fine writer and critic, whose articles appeared several times in communist publications in the 30s and 40s when he was a Party member.
Who says the operatic art form is dead? Simply put, Florencia en el Amazonas is among the finest operas this reviewer has ever seen.
What's engrossing about this film is that it takes viewers behind the scenes into the psyche and soul of its protagonist, Veronica da Silva Fernandes (Hermila Guedes).
Rocker Tom Morello brought the house down at an event celebrating the publication of the anniversary edition of "Voices of a People's History of the United States."
This film is "an honest portrayal that also deals frankly with the complex human problems that are involved in molding the communist man and woman."
Two great events of transcendent cultural significance are taking place at or across the street from Lincoln Center in Midtown Manhattan.
While "The Vortex" contains more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy.
Most of the reviews call "Nightcrawler" a gorefest, made-for-Halloween, shocker. But there's a lot more to it.
New themes are appearing in Russian films that expose the extent of government corruption, which decimates a people subjected to an increasing supply of drugs, crime, and violence.