Azucar Amarga (Bitter Sugar)

When does art turn into propaganda... or, when does propaganda become art? Leon Ichaso's Azucar Amarga is a vibrant and angry Exhibit A in the case of propaganda vs art. Just one look at its IMDB user reviews shows you just how divided people are on the film- it's either a 5-star masterpiece, or a … Continue reading Azucar Amarga (Bitter Sugar)

Hong ying tao (Red Cherry)

China's most popular film in 1995, Red Cherry is a fascinating film for Westerners simply because it looks at World War II from the Communist point of view. Americans seem to forget that Russia and China were both our Allies, that they both suffered greater casualties (both civilian and military) than anyone (especially more than … Continue reading Hong ying tao (Red Cherry)