Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson is a staff writer for the Village Voice. His published work includes Ghost in the Machine: Speculating on the Dark Heart of Pop Cinema and One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train.

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Hollywood Keeps Left

For better or worse, Hollywood loves to warble the plaintive song of lefty idealism. The unimpeachably affecting underdog dynamics make grade-A grist for the movie mill as it works around the clock to narratively confirm our most ardent hopes about ourselves. You can hardly blame the conservatives for their dudgeon about American movies, however ineptly and demagogically it is articulated. When's the last time you saw a baldly right-wing movie?