The Playlist

What Are You Seeing? 'The Hobbit' Is Probably The 'Save The Date' For Most People This Weekend

  • By Emma Bernstein
  • |
  • December 14, 2012 3:47 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
This weekend proves to be another rather quiet one, at least in the scheme of the December release schedule, featuring a diverse palette of festival winners and documentaries. And, of course, Peter Jackson makes his long-awaited return journey to Middle Earth. Guess there wasn't really any way to compete with 3D dragons, elves, and giants shot at 48 frames per second. Enjoy your immersive, HD experience Tolkien-disciples and technophiles, and tell us what else you'll be seeing below!

Review: 'Let Fury Have The Hour' A Primer On The Creative Response To Reagan/Thatcher Era Rule

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 13, 2012 6:00 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The ability to openly question and criticize the government is one of the foundations of democracy, and one of the cornerstones of any free country's constitutions and laws. It is not only within our power to elect officials to office, but we also reserve the right to make sure they stand up for and protect the good of the general public who voted them in, and if they don't, we are free to react any way we see fit (within the law, of course). And while the cliché is that great art is often fueled by great strife, there is also a ring of truth to it. And in "Let Fury Have The Hour," a strong case is made that the conservative, individualism politics of the Reagan and Thatcher era 1980s, helped spur punk rock, independent filmmaking and other artistic forms that continue to have an impact decades later.

Exclusive: Tom Morello Talks About "The Wheel Of History" In Clip From Documentary 'Let Fury Have The Hour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 12, 2012 12:02 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
With everything from the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, to the protests that are still ongoing in Egypt, the topic of democracy, revolution and change has been at the forefront of many conversations. And there is perhaps no better time for the documentary "Let Fury Have The Hour," an exploration of the artistic response that comes in the wake of oppressive political climates.

Exclusive: Trailer For Tribeca Film Festival Doc 'Let Fury Have The Hour' Featuring John Sayles, Chuck D, Ian MacKaye & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 18, 2012 10:40 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Sometimes the greatest and most profound art is created during moments of upheaval, as a reaction against a political or social climate that is seen as unjust. And that explosive blend of vision and expression will be on full display at the Tribeca Film Festival in the documentary "Let Fury Have the Hour."

Email Updates

Recent Comments