Movie Review: “Braddock America”

By: Friday November 21, 2014 8:08 am

If I’d made a documentary film about the scars left on America through industrialization, instead of writing Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percent about it, what I would have likely ended up with is “Braddock, America.” History “Braddock, America” is a feature length documentary now in limited release set in Braddock, [...]

Movie Review: CitizenFour, Snowden for Lovers and Haters

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 8:39 am

Two kinds of people are interested in Laura Pointras’ new documentary, CitizenFour, about Edward Snowden’s early contacts with journalists Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and herself. Let’s have a review of the film for each group, the Haters and Everyone Else. But First, a Quick Recap Snowden worked deep inside America’s national security state. His last [...]

Book Review: Agent Storm, My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 8:03 am

Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA is a worthy read; if it was fiction it might be called “a good yarn.” The book is instead straight-up non-fiction, making it all the more interesting as a window into the world of modern espionage. An Enthusiastic Muslim The book is the “as told [...]

When Americans Saw Injustice by the FBI and Did Something About It—A Review of the Film, ’1971′

By: Monday April 21, 2014 11:00 am

In 1971, eight Americans engaged in an act of nonviolent disruption and broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania to take files. The film, 1971, which tells this story, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 18. Each of the activists maintained their anonymity for forty-three years. They spent the weeks [...]

Oliver Stone’s ‘Untold History of the United States’ Challenges Americans’ Ignorance of History

By: Friday November 2, 2012 11:15 am

Film director Oliver Stone and American University history professor Peter Kuznick have produced a project called “The Untold History of the United States.” The project consists of a book released on October 30 and a documentary series that is scheduled to begin airing on Showtime on November 12. The series begins with a kind of [...]

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