PRESSURE POINT (Hubert Cornfield, 1962)

One of the finest U.S. films of the 1960s, Pressure Point addresses America’s racial problems through the confrontations between a prison psychiatrist, who is black, and a Nazi-sympathizing patient who gets under his doctor’s skin by making salient points pertaining to the good doctor’s questionable allegiance to a nation that restricts him to second-class citizenship. […]

THE CAPTIVATING STAR OF HAPPINESS (Vladimir Motyl, 1975)

The Captivating Star of Happiness (Zvezda plenitelnogo schastya), by Vladimir Motyl, runs a healthy 2¾ hours. It is excellent and is available on DVD.      It is about Decembrists—the failed movement among elements of the tsarist military to bring constitutional government to tsarist Russia in 1825. The occasion was the ascendency of a new tsar, Nikolai […]