Good Time (2017) and Uncut Gems (2019) are ciphers for the Safdie Brothers’ exploration of capitalist ideology’s acidic hold on the individual. On its breaking down of character, reducing one to rubble. On its decay of the soul.
In this edition of The Red Carpet, our cultural critique series, we consider what Animal Crossing: New Horizons is doing in tandem with our isolation, paranoia, fear, anxiety and sickness.
The Rise of Skywalker is the best example of the nostalgia mode of cultural output imaginable. After the perceived wrongs of The Last Jedi, JJ. Abrams looked in the only direction available to him for inspiration: backwards.
Comrade Grinch is an anti-capitalist icon and we won’t have a bad word said about them. Happy holidays to all who celebrate, from Red Fightback.
To praise Joker as a great left-wing film is a poor and inaccurate reading at best, and dangerous at worst. The Joker is not a good film, politically speaking.
Red Fightback is excited to introduce The Red Carpet, our pop-culture critique series offering regular commentary on the latest films and shows that are pinned up on the superstructural wall of capitalism.