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Dunkirk; Darkest Hour

COUNTERPUNCH, December 7, 2017

Thanks to my membership in New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO), I am the recipient of a virtual wheelbarrow of DVD’s sent out by studio publicists hoping to sway my vote for best movie at our annual awards meeting on December 9th. 221 more words

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The Freedom of Structure

The catalyst, in many ways, for this entire endeavor arose from watching this specific Ted Talk. It’s where I uncovered my professional thesis. Where I discovered the importance of structure, or what I call systems. 1,066 more words

Danny Meyer

On the Other Side of Hope; Happy End

COUNTERPUNCH, DECEMBER 1, 2017

The films of Finland’s Aki Kaurismaki and Austria’s Michael Haneke have nothing in common stylistically but do share a loathing for European bourgeois society. 160 more words

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The Witchfinders

Jonathan Cook: tireless propagandist for Assad

COUNTERPUNCH, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

 Jonathan Cook wrote an article for CounterPunch on Wednesday that connected Israel’s bombing of a non-existent nuclear plant in Syria 10 years ago to the sarin gas incident in Khan Sheikhoun this year. 164 more words

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The Mighty Atom

COUNTERPUNCH, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

When I was about ten years old, my mother took me to see the Mighty Atom’s legendary strong man act at the Panoramic Health Farm, a bungalow colony he owned in Woodridge, New York—my home town that was described by the leftist PM newspaper as  141 more words

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Intent to Destroy

COUNTERPUNCH, NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Joe Berlinger’s reputation rests on a number of documentaries about the injustices of the judicial system including a trilogy about the trial and imprisonment of three teens in West Memphis, Arkansas falsely accused of taking part in a Satanic ritual murder of three 8-year old boys. 228 more words

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Five Absorbing Documentaries From Bullfrog Films

COUNTERPUNCH, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Unless you live in a major city like New York with its arthouse movie theaters, most of the documentaries I review will be beyond your reach. 276 more words

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