Director Mann has made the tried and true thriller genre timely and cutting edge, as well as sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting.
To paraphrase TV's 1960s sci-fi series "The Outer Limits," there is nothing wrong with your screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.
The word "depression" indicates a downturn, and can refer to psychological or economic dimensions.
It captures the moment in history of the nationalization of the International Maritime Company, which gave Egypt control over the Suez Canal.
The 1968 film "I Was Nineteen" was written and directed by Konrad Wolf, who used the film to relate his experiences in the closing weeks of World War II.
In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.
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.
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).
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."
While "The Vortex" contains more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy.