Articles by Ciara Moloney
Revisiting a seemingly pro-corporate “brandopic.”
How the 1962 film about Helen Keller is not the sanitized, ableist depiction we might assume.
Reflecting on a hilarious, problematic, iconic show.
How Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” took one of the most familiar stories in music history and somehow made it fresh again.
Even though television is a highly commercialized art form, The Twilight Zone still managed to offer innovation and politically incisive commentary.
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 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.
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?
In mass media’s clutter of incoherent ideology, Mythic Quest aims an anti-capitalist lens inward.
Ciara Moloney revisits soaps and sitcoms lost to time, and the hyper-possessive rituals of copyright.
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