Articles by Ciara Moloney

What Peace in Northern Ireland Teaches us About ‘Endless’ Conflicts

No two conflicts are exactly like, but Northern Ireland offers lessons for today’s seemingly intractable conflicts. If the international community can underwrite war, it can also underwrite peace and justice.

Why You Should be Watching Soviet Cinema

Introducing the wonderful world of Soviet films, which deserve revisiting and appreciating.

The Labor Politics of “Air”

Revisiting a seemingly pro-corporate “brandopic.”

‘The Miracle Worker’ Tells a Surprisingly Bold and Liberatory Story about Helen Keller

How the 1962 film about Helen Keller is not the sanitized, ableist depiction we might assume.

In Defense of South Park

Reflecting on a hilarious, problematic, iconic show.

Elvis Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

How Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” took one of the most familiar stories in music history and somehow made it fresh again.

Entering the Twilight Zone

Even though television is a highly commercialized art form, The Twilight Zone still managed to offer innovation and politically incisive commentary.

The People’s Tramp

Charlie Chaplin’s films are insightful explorations of poverty, homelessness, and the callous moneyed classes. They also show cinema’s capacity to act as a small empathy-generating machine.

The Noirs of Melville

The films of Jean-Pierre Melville are stylish and seductive. Their meaning isn’t obvious—nor should it be. A look at some of the most original and satisfying films of the last century.

Hollywood, the Bush Years, and America’s Memory Hole

Our memories of history are shaped, in large part, by popular movies. What can we learn from the (few) films made about the Bush administration?

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