Sunday, May 13 2012
The weapons deals in The International and the back-door negotiations between corporate lobbies and Congress are two sides of the same coin; both use overwhelming systemic violence to further their ends.
Thursday, May 19 2011
Viewing the world through a haze of vaguely remembered TV shows, tough-guy dialogue and TV jingles, the news about Osama bin Laden’s death quickly turned thoughts to The Unit, the TV series created by once-great writer David Mamet.
Wednesday, March 30 2011
The Fleischer Studios' Betty Boop cartoon Barnacle Bill embraces the pleasures of the perpetrator far more than the fate of the victim, where a cute cartoon pup gets to be a sexual predator and stoke our prurient interest in the 'joy of punishment'.
Tuesday, November 9 2010
Modern day 'political' celebrities can't hold a candle to Paul Robeson, who always flaunted his politics even when it was perhaps most dangerous to do so.
Monday, December 8 2008
In Prison My Whole Life works through the contexts and details of Mumia Abu Jamal's experience, connecting it to other moments in recent American history.
Monday, January 7 2008
Simultaneously elegant and harrowing, shot in grainy black and white, the film's gorgeous visual compositions are contrasted with some brutal subject matter.
Thursday, August 23 2007
Noam Chomsky has peered into the abyss of the future with the eye of a true skeptic. And being the intellectual he is I am sure that he has revelled in the abyss staring back at him in an equally skeptical manner.
Sunday, July 8 2007
Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train serves as an important reminder to anyone academia-minded that professional advancement and the goals of education do not always converge.
Thursday, June 14 2007
This documentary consistently utilizes Aristide as a prism through which to glimpse the horrifying contradictions and turbulences that suffuse Haitian society.fr
Thursday, May 5 2005
Noam Chomsky is also a walking primer on how to be a public intellectual.