Post. 25 Dec 2018.

Poetic realism was a film movement in France of the 1930s. More a tendency than a movement, poetic realismis not strongly unified like Soviet montage or French Impressionism but were individuals who created this lyrical style. Its leading filmmakers were Pierre Chenal, Jean Vigo, Julien Duvivier, Marcel Carné, and, perhaps the movement’s most significant director, Jean Renoir. Renoir made a wide variety of films some influenced by the leftist Popular Front group andContinue reading “Post. 25 Dec 2018.”

Happy Unease! 24 Dec 2018.

Unease is spreading through financial markets after US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin’s highly unusual effort to reassure investors about Wall Street banks’ liquidity. US futures markets are pointing to a lower open on Wall Street on Monday, as traders consider Mr Mnuchin’s statement on Sunday that the chiefs of the country’s biggest banks had confirmed toContinue reading “Happy Unease! 24 Dec 2018.”