Progressive cinema: Overview of 2012 Traverse City Film Festival

The Traverse City Film Festival just completed its 8th season with an amazing array of over 200 films screened at seven theaters.


“My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City”

"My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City" is a documentary film about gentrification and development in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.


Movies you might have missed: “Fateless”

The capitalist industrialists of Nazi Germany were instrumental in the political rise and installation of Adolph Hitler as master of Germany.


Gore Vidal: brilliant provocateur

Gore Vidal was a very specific sort of figure, heir to the heritage of Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. His description of himself: a "gentleman bitch."


“Trishna”: Love story twisted by class oppression

The movie is supposed to be a modern adaptation, set in India, of the Thomas Hardy classic, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."


Compelling documentaries: “The First Rasta” and “Marley”

Two films recently released to DVD provide a sweeping opportunity to learn more about Rastafari identity and culture.


Big Music vs. the 99 percent

In thinking about the corporate control of the recorded music market in the United States, I was reminded of inspiring lyrics from Chrome's song.