The Dissenter’s Picks for the 2013 Oscars

By: Sunday February 24, 2013 12:53 pm

Last year, I made picks here at The Dissenter. I greatly enjoy cinema and make a list of top films that I post every year. Here are some reflections on the films nominated this year. * The front-runners for Best Picture all have facets that lead me to be not particularly excited about the fact [...]

ICE Officers Detain Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Filmmaker & Threaten to Deport Him

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 1:05 pm

Emad Burnat is the Palestinian director of the Oscar-nominated documentary, “5 Broken Cameras.” He is the first Palestinian to be nominated for an Academy Award. He traveled to the United States this week because the Academy Awards ceremony is this weekend. It is common for nominees to be in attendance. But on Tuesday night, US [...]

The Dissenter’s Oscar Picks

By: Sunday February 26, 2012 12:51 pm

Over at La Figa, Firedoglake‘s politics, entertainment and pop culture blog, Lisa Derrick will be live blogging the Oscars, including the Red Carpet special. Derrick put up a post yesterday on what she thinks we have to look forward to during the Oscars, hinted at the fact that the “French,” through The Artist, could sweep [...]

Veteran in Oscar-Nominated Short Documentary on ‘Collateral Murder’ Incident Receives Death Threats

By: Friday February 10, 2012 5:50 pm

An Iraq war veteran, who is the focus of one of the short documentaries nominated for an Academy Award, is receiving death threats for providing his individual account of what happened during an incident that has come to be known as the “Collateral Murder” incident. The incident received wide attention when WikiLeaks released a classified video [...]

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