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Louis Proyect

Louis Proyect
Noah Cross: See, Mr. Gitts, most people never have to face the fact that, at the right time and the right place, they're capable of... anything! (Chinatown) --- Harry Lime: Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly. (The Third Man) --- Michael Corleone: I saw a strange thing today. Some rebels were being arrested. One of them pulled the pin on a grenade. He took himself and the captain of the command with him. Now, soldiers are paid to fight; the rebels aren't. (Godfather part 2)

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Messenger (2015) "First they came for the dolphins, then they came for the honeybees; now they come for the songbirds. Unless we stand up for all of them, we are next. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 4, 2015
89% Stink! (2015) "A chilling exploration of the toxic underpinnings of the word "fragrance" that appears on detergents and colognes alike. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 27, 2015
93% Drone "A brilliant dissection of high technology deployed on behalf of barbaric goals. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 20, 2015
81% Kingdom Of Shadows (2015) "A film that shows the social costs of the war on drugs, a campaign that is as futile as the war on terror with three compelling main subjects. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 20, 2015
92% Frame by Frame (2015) "Four heroic photojournalists are the subjects of a film that shows both the daily realities of Afghanistan and its endurance under the Taliban that banned not only advocacy photos but wedding photos as well. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 20, 2015
No Score Yet Barge (2016) "Very fine documentary in the spirit of Studs Terkel's "Working". " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 14, 2015
90% Casa Grande (2015) "Superb dissection of class and race contradictions in a society that is falling apart at the seams. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 14, 2015
89% Mediterranea (2015) "Both topically and dramatically, this is a film that matters more than most when immigration has reached an explosive status with people fleeing misery being blamed for the Paris terrorist attack. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 14, 2015
100% Democrats (2015) "Although somewhat limited by the cinéma vérité framework, this is a fascinating study of two men on the opposite of the barricades searching for a common ground. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2015
79% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Moore is as engaging as ever but the film's message is nonsense. It is more likely that France will become more like the USA than the other way around. That is how capitalism works, after all. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 6, 2015
100% Song Of Lahore (2015) "How Pakistan's master musicians created a hybrid of their own style and tunes like "Take Five", which turns out to be joined at the hip to their own traditions. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 6, 2015
95% In Jackson Heights (2015) "Frederick Wiseman, now 85, has made a politically engaged film about people confronting the gentrification that is robbing NY of its soul. Great work by our greatest documentary filmmaker. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 6, 2015
74% Trumbo (2015) "Ignore the "rotten" reviews here, at least if you are looking for superlative filmmaking combined with a timely message about how the rich and the reactionary combined to silence free speech. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 6, 2015
94% Sembene! (2015) "A superb introduction to the career of the father of African cinema as well as a commentary on the problems of postcolonial Africa. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 30, 2015
83% The Royal Road (2015) "An offbeat experimental film that mixes Spalding Gray type monologue, California history and film history. It starts off on a languid note but grows on you. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2015
No Score Yet Coming Home "A reminder of how documentaries are becoming the sole repository of authentic human drama in an era of escapist dreck. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2015
89% The Price We Pay (2015) "A penetrating look at how offshore tax havens in places like the Cayman Islands operate as a key neoliberal institution. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2015
92% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "A stunning combination of art and politics. My pick for best documentary of 2015 and probably of the past decade. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 24, 2015
79% Racing Extinction (2015) "A prophetic call for action against capitalist waste of natural resources, as well as some stunningly beautiful vistas above and below the ocean. It took six years to make the film and it shows. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2015
No Score Yet Jason And Shirley "As long as you accept that this film is fiction and that its view of Shirley Clarke and Carl Lee is hateful, it is still worth seeing for its performances and bold if repellent POV. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2015
90% (T)ERROR (2015) "There have been documentaries in the past about FBI entrapment but none featuring an entrapper and entrapped. An amazing breakthrough and chilling drama. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 10, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Looking for a film in which the drama rests on fighting over whether the original Macintosh will say hello over the machine's speaker? Then this is for you. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 9, 2015
95% Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015) "Gets the street fighting and the voices of the participants right but little else. Ukraine still needs a documentary that includes scholarly experts as well as footage of fighting on the barricades. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 9, 2015
92% Dukhtar (2015) "Oddly enough, a plot similar to "Mad Max: Fury Road" but a million times more interesting--and by a first-time director, no less. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 9, 2015
95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "Despite the modesty of means, the accomplishment is Olympian. Great as film and even greater as political protest. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 2, 2015
97% The Dark Horse (2016) "The finest movie ever made about the game of chess as well as a deeply perceptive take on the brutal conditions indigenous peoples face in New Zealand. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 25, 2015
50% Endgame (2015) "A very modest film having much in common with the after-school Disney TV shows about kids and geared to kids. If you have kids that play chess, they'll enjoy this. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 25, 2015
71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "Stick to the HBO documentary. The film is accurate to the historical events but ironically the documentary has more drama than the fictional treatment. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 25, 2015
93% Durak (2015) "The voice of the underdog finally finds a cinematic voice in corrupt, class-divided Russia. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 17, 2015
58% The Cut (2015) "The hostility directed to this immensely powerful film by RT critics is probably a function of writing for the commercial press that prefers Adam Sandler junk. For those with a heart, this is not to be missed. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 17, 2015
92% Coming Home (2015) "Marred by a refusal to deal with politics (possibly a function of the novel it is based on), it is a moving story about the toll that the Cultural Revolution exacted on a family. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 11, 2015
88% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (2015) "Given the racist hatred toward Latino immigrants, this is a film that will help increase much needed solidarity as well as deliver a powerful dramatic tale that succeeds in cinematic terms. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Sep 4, 2015
76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "Gibney has a really great ability to consider the contradictions that made up Steve Jobs, a thorough scumbag who had an artist's flair for technology. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 28, 2015
27% Jobs (2013) "The critics screwed up on this. It is a much better film than its rating here. Take that from someone who worked in IT for 44 years and who knows the difference between "fresh" and "rotten". " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 28, 2015
96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "A bold work of art featuring a domestic servant that leaves films such as "The Butler" in the dust. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 21, 2015
85% A Sinner in Mecca (2015) "Powerful examination by a gay Muslim about the conflict between sexual identity and spirituality, reminiscent in many ways of "Trembling before G-D", the documentary about Jews similarly conflicted " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 19, 2015
96% We Come as Friends (2015) "In the new "scramble for Africa", the Africans are losers once again. The hypocrisy of Christian missionaries and UN officials are exposed by allowing them to hoist themselves on their own petards. A brilliant documentary for the ages. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 8, 2015
80% Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango "A fascinating study of how Black culture influenced if not made possible an art form commonly understood as distinctly European. And all the while illustrated by great music! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 8, 2015
100% Still The Enemy Within "Powerful first-hand testimony from British miners on how their defeat led inevitably to the rise of the one percent. From Thatcher to Reagan, we are still paying the price. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 2, 2015
100% Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock And Roll (2015) "A brilliant combination of pop music history and geopolitical analysis. It arrives on VOD platforms (IMovie, Amazon, etc.) on August 4, 2015--not to be missed. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 2, 2015
88% Still Alice (2015) "A very fine screenplay based on a novel written by a neuroscience researcher with a PhD from Harvard who obviously knew the territory, including the life-style of its mandarin lead character toppled by Alzheimers. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 20, 2015
81% A Hard Day (2015) "While nominally a cops and robber film, it often seems inspired by Buster Keaton and Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry". A brilliant and hilarious genre-bending delight. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 13, 2015
100% Court (2015) "Powerful drama serving to illustrate the Kafkaesque and repressive nature of the Indian judicial system. The film might have easily been called "Kangaroo Court". " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 13, 2015
No Score Yet Notre poison quotidien (Our Daily Poison) (2011) "A fine piece of investigative reporting about the incestuous relationship between companies like Monsanto and the government agencies that supposedly are for protecting society rather than profits. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 27, 2015
83% Runoff (2015) "A little too reluctant to take a stand against chemicals but worth seeing for its empathy for its main character who is forced to carry out a crime that puts her in league with Monsanto. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 27, 2015
88% The Tribe (2015) "In what amounts to pantomime, the actors convey more psychologically and reveal more about their characters than 99 percent of the films coming out of Hollywood today. Bravo! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 16, 2015
73% The Wanted 18 (2015) "Like "Catch 22" or "Mash", an absurdist comedy about the tragedy inflicted on Palestinian people when a tiny dairy farm became a "security risk". " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "Faster and louder than the original but lacking in the character development and wit. If you enjoy a dinosaur making a meal out of men in 3D ad infinitum ad nauseam, be my guest. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 12, 2015
94% Charlie's Country (2015) "David Gulipil is Australia's gift to great film as always--in the latest he is also co-author of the screenplay that renders white injustice vividly, evoking Ferguson, Missouri. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 7, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A precipitous decline from "Beyond Thunderdome". " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 22, 2015
No Score Yet Wrenched (1998) "Probing examination of the art, life and activism of a seminal figure in the American environmentalist movement. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 15, 2015
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