Tagged: history


I Do Movies Badly: Battleship Potemkin

It’s back to film school with the discussion of Battleship Potemkin, a film that is almost 100 years old, yet pioneered many cinematic techniques that we’re still seeing implemented regularly today (Montage! Invisible edits! Romanticizing a country’s troubling history!). It’s both an effective...


Harriet: Stalled on the Tracks, by David Bax

It’s baffling to realize that Harriet Tubman—someone who easily makes the shortlist of best and most important Americans of all time—has never gotten the biopic movie treatment before (Cicely Tyson played her on television for a 1978 miniseries). So Kasi...