Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Seethes with Class Rage

by Jimmy Wu. Class is back on the big screen. From Sorry to Bother You to Joker, the past year has seen an explosion of popular movies that offer, with varying degrees of coherence, a critique of contemporary capitalism. But perhaps no recent film does so with more savvy than Parasite, a new genre-bender that became the first Korean movie to win the Palme d’Or.

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Scary Stories to Tell at the End of History

‘Scary Stories’ is set in a past haunted by the Vietnam War, made for adults haunted by eternal remixes of their youth, and aimed at a future straining to reconcile the ghosts of its past. The film winds up nostalgic for a past no one experienced. It’s a product of a larger struggle to imagine our way out of an absent future.

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Tim Faust Lays Out the Case for Radical Change in ‘Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next’

by Abby Cartus   There’s a quotation often attributed to Big Bill Haywood, co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World: “I’ve never read Marx’s Capital, but I have the marks of capital all over me.” Usually considered to be a literal nod to Haywood’s long history of bruising encounters with the shock troops of…

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