Category: Film

Larry Cohen: Bernie Sanders and the Big Short

The Big Short provides the narrative for how Wall Street keeps that growth going, with little increase in real value, but lots of high salaries and high living that all count towards GDP.

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Edward S. Herman: Failed: What Experts Got Wrong About Global Warming

An important feature of Weisbrot’s analysis is his recognition of the extent to which policy failures have flowed from biased analyses that serve a small elite and punish the majority, and that policy successes have often followed the loss of power by those serving elite interests

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Juan Cole: In ‘Spectre,’ James Bond becomes Edward Snowden

The latest entry in the Daniel Craig reboot of the James Bond film franchise, Spectre , turns Bond into more muscular version of Edward Snowden, as he takes down a vast 9-nation attempt at electronic surveillance and information-sharing that would also benefit a criminal cartel. Tooling around the reviews, it strikes me as remarkable that Read more…

John Potash: The Black Panthers Movie’s Luster and Tarnish

A new movie, The Black Panthers, has planned showings in 31 cities nationwide this fall. The film does a good job at showing the positive community organizing , but strays into historical revisionism

Lisa Barron: Dangerous Liaison: The Ties That Bind Hollywood And The Pentagon

in the Nicholas Cage film Windtalkers, the Marine Corps strong-armed producers into deleting a scene where a Marine pries gold teeth from a dead Japanese soldier, which was a historically accurate detail

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Bruno Jäntti: Virulent anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism

It seems that Hollywood knows no limits when it comes to dehumanizing Middle Eastern peoples and adherents of Islam

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Paul Street: Beyond Manufacturing Consent

US movies (like US television sit-coms and dramas and video games) are loaded with richly “Orwellian” political and ideological content

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Bruno Jäntti: American anti-Arab and anti-Muslim Racism

It seems that Hollywood knows no limits when it comes to dehumanizing Middle Eastern peoples and adherents of Islam

Peter Maass: ‘Citizenfour’ Wins Academy Award

Laura Poitras, a founding editor of The Intercept, won an Academy Award for her documentary “Citizenfour,” an inside look at Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower

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Tom Hayden: Citizenfour and Kill the Messenger

These are outstanding films for anyone engaged in confronting the global surveillance state

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