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Fuck rights or liberation, with BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee says BLUE LIVES MATTER!

Spike Lee’s history lesson represents the worst of exploitative falsifications. There was NO student girlfriend. No CC Black Student Union contact. There was NO BOMB whatsoever. And Detective Ron Stallworth’s white partner was NOT Jewish. And guess what: His phone … Continue reading

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Propaganda film now out “Patriot anti-Muslim Day”

They locked down the entire city of Boston. They identified two brothers who were Muslim as the bombers. One supposedly was shot to pieces but miraculously resurrected for the Show Trial. Much like the raid on the bin Laden compound, … Continue reading

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Just What Were Donald Trump’s Ties to the Mob?

I took the title directly from an article on Global Research about the American Mafia (the immigrant and sons thereof Mafia, with their ties to Sicily intact) and Mr Chump. Which he hinted in his “art of the steal” book. … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Not quite the July 4th holiday. More like the commercial hit movie of that name about an Alien Invasion being repulsed, from 1996. For those unable to do simple math, that’s 20 years ago. So The Army (which army? you … Continue reading

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Mad Max Fury Road is hardly feminist. It’s Dances With Wolves With Women.

I confess I never saw “Dances with Wolves” but I’m pretty sure the number Kevin Costner pulled on Native Americans is what this loner White Savior just did for Women. Saved them. What feminists needed was a MAD MAXINE. Instead … Continue reading

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Poster for 2015 Telluride Film Festival

TELLURIDE, COLO- The Nugget Theater boasts two in its window but posters for the 42nd annual SHOW have yet to be distributed. [Update: they’re at TFF online]. This year’s festival poster is by Laurent Durieux and stars the mining town … Continue reading

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“Ex Machina” heralds creation of life, but Doctor Geekenstein’s blueprint imitates pornography

“WHY DID YOU GIVE HER SEXUALITY!?” asks the geek tasked with debugging the anthropomorphic robot. Except they didn’t. Unless by sexuality you mean just the “female” bits and transluscent circuits where her belly and cranium should be. These filmmakers gave … Continue reading

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BLACKFISH has a name, it’s TILIKUM

Yes, Orcas aren’t fish. “Blackfish” is the English translation of a word Pacific Northwest indigenous peoples gave to killer whales, holding them in respectful regard while keeping a traditional safe distance. BLACKFISH is also the title of a new docummentary … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez- A great man who will always be remembered

He was an honest man who defended and spoke up always for the poor and oppressed, while all the other so called leaders of the capitalist world side ultimately only with the super rich rateros who are looting our planet … Continue reading

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ARGO is a near deftly crafted thriller, jingoist agitprop, full-on Islamophobic mockumentary

This movie is rated AYFKM– Film critics are unanimous in their praise of ARGO, Ben Affleck’s retelling of an Iran Hostage Crisis era escape caper. Either these reviews also reflect media agencies uniformly shrugging off Argo’s obvious anti-Iranian jingoism or … Continue reading

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Marine murderers again found to be ‘Innocent’? We don’t think they are

They kill people, then they say ‘Sorry’ states the child survivor of a US Marine revenge massacre in Haditha, Iraq. How true her words are…. See the you tube film about The Child Survivor of Haditha Massacre Then in the … Continue reading

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Slavoj Zizek Not Gaga for Pop

Slovenian philosopher Slovaj Zizek has a cult following like Lady Gaga, but denied this weekend any romantic connection. I write this with tongue in cheek, Slavoj’s, because of his comic protestations. Zizek was cajoled by Amy Goodman at Saturday’s London … Continue reading

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The future of photography is time

I know little about fine art photography, darkroom craft or print collecting, but I will foolishly assert this: the future of the two dimensional print is the time-dimensional print. It’s only with the evolution of high definition that I dare … Continue reading

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Film: Maafa 21, Black Genocide in 21st Century America, a white anti-abortion shockumentary of execrable mendacity

Martin Luther King Jr. was an advocate of birth control, it remains a key tool to escape poverty, but that didn’t stop organizers of MLK tribute festivities at Colorado College from ending today’s program with a screening of MAAFA 21: … Continue reading

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PPLFF says no BDS of Israeli Apartheid

Crap. The Anti-Apartheid BDS campaign targeted Cannes because of it, Hollywood luminaries boycotted the Toronto Film Festival over the same principles in 2009, you’d think the Springs gay community might have paid heed. Instead the 2010 Pikes Peak Lavender Film … Continue reading

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Mondovino: globalization and terroir, Robert Parker versus your good taste

For those with a curiosity for how wine terroir is holding up against the onslaught of wine factory farming, the 10-hour miniseries version of MONDOVINO is finally available on DVD. For viewers curious about viniculture globalization under Californian colonial domination, … Continue reading

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Gravity was everywhere back then

NYC- Brent’s first feature film, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then premiered at Manhattan’s IFC Center this weekend and runs until Thursday May 13. Catch screenings at 3:30 and 7:30 daily. Production artifacts are on view at concurrent gallery exhibits: the … Continue reading

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Wolfman is a man’s werewolf, no Olalla

Poor wolf man, he’s the bastard of the horror big three. Dracula and Frankenstein have antecedents in folklore but bloomed on the quills of novelists. The werewolf traces back to the Greek, yet no one will pull him from the … Continue reading

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Avatar Protest against Israeli actions busted up with tear gas

Predictably. The Na’vi paint/makeup was a neat idea though. Bet they didn’t see THAT coming. Putting on my Futurist Hat… The Right Wing are going to start barking about Avatar being a Terrorist Propaganda film again.

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Because it would be better to hold him prisoner

…in secret Torture Palaces like Baghram, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Khandahar… Beat the living hell out of him every day and then use the video-taped confession in a secret tribunal. The way the Civilized, Law-Abiding U.S. Military does… From the BBC: … Continue reading

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Avatar: novel push for noble savage

I’d like to contrast the high-profile critical receptions being given two Hollywood films about darker-skinned-ness. Precious is about an African-American girl so dark she absorbs the light, without being about race at all. The movie tells a story of poverty, … Continue reading

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Sarah and Historic Accuracy

Not THAT Sarah, Princess Sarah Ferguson-Windsor. Promoting a Romantic Movie about the Great-great great grandmother of her daughter. Victoria Hanover-Windsor. She said she was involved and concerned to maintain Historic Accuracy in the film SAY WHAT? A Demented Dynasty of … Continue reading

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Anthropomorphism, the Chinese Pandas and the El Paso County Zoo

Not THIS El Paso County, El Paso, Texas. They never had a panda, even in the freewheeling times before Zoos took on a true scientific mission nobody would have been dumb enough to give a panda to that pathetic joke … Continue reading

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I was watching Jacobs Ladder just now

I was watching Jacobs Ladder just now. Just a little bit intense. Definitely not your standard war flick. You know, the guy who recommended the film to me, he’d been there, in Nam. And in the VA outpatient clinics too. … Continue reading

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The face of the health insurance lobby

Nurse Ratched, to my imagination, was the most despised movie villainess of all time. She didn’t murder anyone, but by the sheer frigidity of her indifference, Nurse Ratched caused debilitating anxiety and heart-break. She’s my nominee for the face of … Continue reading

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