5 Nazi movies: Joseph Goebbels’ ‘Third Reich’ cinema - a crucial and extremely popular propaganda tool - promoted the White Nationalist German ethos.
The Academy institutes Best Picture hiring and representation ‘Oscar Diversity’ quota requirements whose goals and potential effectiveness are at best debatable.
Playwright Arthur Miller vs. Red Scare paranoia: The Crucible and the Salem witch hunts demythologize the concept of ‘American exceptionalism.’
Arthur Miller movies: Visions of the shattered American Dream in the ‘subversive’ family dramas All My Sons and Death of a Salesman.
Donald Trump vs. Starbucks’ War on Christmas: Movies to remember range from ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ to Kirk Cameron documentary. The War on Christmas: Movies that come to mind & fighting ‘haters…
Arnold Schwarzenegger bodybuilding & image building: Total Recall vs. selective recall Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger may be an inept actor and may have been an even more inept (Republican) governor of…
‘What Is the Tea Party?’Morgan Freeman accuses far-right Republican group of racism: ‘Dolphin Tale’ Box Office Affected? Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner for Million Dollar Baby, accused…
Lula, The Son of Brazil: Mother Glória Pires and her seven children, including Felipe Falanga (yellow shirt) as the boy Lula Unanimity isn’t what it used to be. First, Quentin…
Author and film historian Anthony Slide has another book out, (politically) Incorrect Entertainment or Trash from the Past: A history of political incorrectness and bad taste in 20th century American…
8 controversies linked to Michael Moore’s blockbuster documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 include battle vs. Disney and mysterious late-night Saudi flights.
Are there Iraq War parallels in George Lucas’ Revenge of the Sith? The U.S. filmmaker tackled the issue at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Submission: Part 1 controversies continue: Clip from Theo van Gogh and Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s anti-Islam short film to be broadcast on Italian television.
Go West: Gay movie about Romeo and Romeo romance directed by a European Film Award winner has sparked religious and nationalist outrage in Bosnia.
Jesus Christ and George W. Bush missing link found? And what’s the connection between US presidential elections and Best Picture Oscar nominations?
7 Quotes: Joan Collins on Nicole Kidman’s ‘screen legend’ status + look for the George Bush silver lining + radical life-changer Alfred Kinsey.
The 9 quotes in this post include Pedro Almodóvar vs the Catholic Church’s anti-gay stance and Gael García Bernal revealing his ‘inner transvestite.’
‘Risqué’ sex research movie + adulatory John Kerry Vietnam War documentary + Crash title clash at eclectic and contentious Toronto Film Festival.
Adolf Hitler movie debate: Should the most hated modern political leader be portrayed as Freddy Krueger or as a complex human being?
Ruth Warrick: In show business for nearly seven decades, actress Ruth Warrick is best remembered for two disparate roles: Charles Foster Kane’s genteel wife in Orson Welles’ 1941 classic Citizen…
Michelle Bonev ca. 2000s. Bulgarian actress-turned-filmmaker Michelle Bonev has become embroiled in an ugly controversy involving the notorious Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi; the Venice Film Festival; an award for…
Sikh protests and 2 as-yet-unclaimed bomb attacks at Delhi film theaters have followed the release of a Bollywood action comedy starring Sunny Deol.
Jehane Noujaim’s Al Jazeera documentary Control Room has sparked outrage at the first edition of the Dubai Film Festival.
Three French film stars offer support for Iraq hostages + Iranian director hospitalized after Moral Police arrest + Tony Kushner joins Spielberg project.