5 Nazi movies: Joseph Goebbels’ ‘Third Reich’ cinema - a crucial and extremely popular propaganda tool - promoted the White Nationalist German ethos.
The Academy has instituted Best Picture hiring and representation ‘Oscar Diversity’ quota requirements whose goals and potential effectiveness are 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.
Barack Obama and me: Vikram Gandhi’s Barry movie brings to mind the various things the author has in common with the former American president.
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…
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…
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…
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.
Are there Iraq War parallels in George Lucas’ Revenge of the Sith? The American 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.
Jehane Noujaim’s Al Jazeera documentary Control Room has sparked outrage at the first edition of the Dubai Film Festival.
Jesus Christ and George W. Bush missing link? See past examples of the mystical connection between US presidential elections and Best Picture Oscar nods.
7 Quotes: Joan Collins on Nicole Kidman’s ‘screen legend’ status + Michael Moore on George W. Bush + Kinsey collaborator Paul Gebhard on Bill Condon’s 2004 movie.
A trio of French film stars are among the celebrities offering support for hostages being held in Iraq + an Iranian director has been hospitalized after Moral Police arrest.
This year’s Toronto Fest has had its share of controversies, including those surrounding documentaries about animal abuse and White House contender John Kerry.
The Adolf Hitler movie debate revolves around the question of whether the most hated modern political leader should be portrayed as a complex human being.
Citizen Kane and Song of the South actress Ruth Warrick became All My Children snob Phoebe Tyler and a Confederate flag critic.
‘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…
Among the 8 controversies linked to Michael Moore’s documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 are a Disney battle and mysterious late-night Saudi flights.
Go West: Gay movie about Romeo and Romeo romance directed by a European Film Award winner has sparked religious and nationalist outrage in Bosnia.
The 9 quotes include Pedro Almodóvar vs the Catholic Church’s anti-gay stance and Gael García Bernal revealing his ‘inner transvestite.’