|From The Possession, which I attempted to watch this weekend. I have not seen all the film, so I might recant what I am about to write, however, sitting in the dark theater for 45 minutes with nothing else to do, coming up with a pre-review was beyond temptation for me. What's the most important feature of the Dybbuk box? It's Jewish, originating from Poland in the 1930s. What has happening to Jews in Poland in the 1930's? Jews in Poland were being prepared to be obliterated in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. Why would this be relevant today? The Nazis were socialists (yes, you've heard me say this before) and while some (who themselves are socialists) argue with me about whether or not the Nazis were socialists, they identified themselves with socialism, they are identified with socialism, they enacted socialist policies and anything that can be argued against this is a textbook technicality. Clyde, as a symbol for the "founding father," tries to save his little girl Em (symbolic of the future) from the evil spirit of socialism which threatens the future. This is the reason the film emphasizes the "Jewish origin" of the box and the Jewish ritual of the exorcism involved, because no one knows like the Jews what it is to suffer at the hands of socialism. Again, I haven't seen the ending, but will asap!|
|Snow White and the Huntsman is due out on DVD/Blu-Ray this week! Due out in theaters is The Master about the founder of Scientology (Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 86% approval rating) and Resident Evil: Retribution.|
If that doesn't look good to you, try Billy Crystal's new film, Parental Guidance due out Christmas Day. I am working desperately to get posts up; I have changed my mind dramatically on The Odd Life Of Timothy Green: I had originally said it was a capitalist film, but it was so intentionally sneaky, and the vocabulary intentionally robs capitalism of its traditional views, that I had to change my mind. So why do this? Because if we can keep up on how language is being used in the political debate, we can have better debates and better articulate our own positions and understand the other side's position better (this is a really politically correct way of putting it, but I think you know what I mean!).