“Strike,” review by Maitland McDonagh

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German filmmaker Volker Schlondorff’s drama about the roots of the Polish revolution against communism borrows its title from Sergei Eisenstein (who would have loved its juxtaposition of archival footage of Polish workers and Jean-Michel Jarre’s “Industrial Symphony”), and revolves around a fictionalized version of Anna Walentynowicz, dubbed the “Mother of Modern Poland.” Read more

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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh

Formerly TVGuide.com's senior movies editor/reviewer, Maitland McDonagh now has her own site, Miss FlickChick.com, and freelances for Film Comment, Time Out NY and other publications. She has written four books -- Broken Mirrors Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Filmmaking on the Fringe, The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time and Movie Lust -- and contributed to many others, including Film Out of Bounds, Fantasy Females, The Last Great American Picture Show and Exile Cinema. Read McDonagh's recent artilces below. For her Women On Film archive, type "Maitland McDonagh" into the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).