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The Oscars Love Racial Reconciliation Movies.

Wesley Morris sums up the problem with Oscar-winning movies like The Green Book for the New York Times: The money is ostensibly for legitimate assistance, but it also seems to paper over all that’s potentially fraught about race. The relationship is entirely conscripted as service and bound by capitalism and the fantastically presumptive leap is, […]

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wutheringheightsbygeorgebush: alan turing is a gay autistic man played by a straight actor who compared being autistic to Frankenstein monster who is now up for an academy award in a film that downplayed the sexuality he was persecuted and driven to his death for could we disrespect the memory of this man even more  Yes, it actually […]

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//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/FJuaAWrgoUY Doppelgängers as characters seem to be in vogue at the moment. There is of course the magnificent series Orphan Black, starring Tatiana Maslany as half a dozen clones. Richard Ayoade’s The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg and based on the  Fyodor Dostoyevsky novella, is getting a wider release this summer. Tonight, Zebra Kino in Konstanz is showing Enemy, directed […]

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Whether we like it or not, cinema assumes a pedagogical role in the lives of many people. It may not be the intent of the filmmaker to teach audiences anything, but that does not mean that lessons are not learned. Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies by bell hooks (via bittersueszzz)