Progressive Cinema critic Bill Meyer announces the James Agee Cinema Circle Progie Award winners from 2009.
When I saw "American Violet" recently, it really hit close to home. I kept flashing back to my family's own encounters with the law.
With the spectacular response of the movie "Precious," this might be the moment that some movies are sending urgent messages to us about a "world war" against women.
There is much to be told about the message of the holiday classic, "Wizard of Oz," beginning with its Oscar-winning lyricist Edgar Yipsel Harburg.
It is time to change the feeble and antiquated rules that fail to protect workers on the job. Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers.
Moore is the closest thing we have to a contemporary Tom Paine.
Stunning, engrossing, loaded with political awareness, new films deal with compelling topics, from Daniel Ellsberg to Darwin, from Nanking to Haiti, from New York garment workers to the London subway bombings.