Rob Edleman http://wamc.org en Rob Edelman: The 21st-Century Movie-Going Experience http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-21st-century-movie-going-experience <p></p><p>These days, movie-going can be an expensive proposition-- and I would hate to have to plunk down some hard-earned money in the hope of finding&nbsp;relaxation in a darkened movie theater&nbsp;and end up sitting through a comedy that is crass and unfunny or a thriller that simply is not thrilling,&nbsp;not to mention the very real possibility that the person sitting next to me will be yapping away on his or her cellphone while I am trying to soak in all the on-screen dialogue.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:15:47 +0000 58075 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: A Country’s Recent History http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-country-s-recent-history <p></p><p>For decades, filmmakers from across the globe have been producing works that explore their country’s history, culture, and politics-- and that offer perspectives on that history.&nbsp;In this regard, two very different but not unrelated films were screened at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.&nbsp;One spotlights East Germany in the 1980s, before the fall of communism.&nbsp;The other is a portrait of France in the early 1970s, when a certain type of young person was embracing a Marxist/anarchist ideal.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:06:51 +0000 Rob Edelman 49439 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: “Perfect” Politicians http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-perfect-politicians <p></p><p>With the election of a U.S. president much in the news, one soon-to-be-released film takes on extra-special resonance. That film is HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, which was screened at the Toronto Film Festival and is scheduled to open theatrically in December.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:09:08 +0000 Rob Edelman 48543 at http://wamc.org