Reviews

The Untold History of the U.S.

by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster,  NY, 2012 Reviewed by Jeffrey Hirsch This is the finest book on recent US history I’ve ever read. Written by filmmaker Oliver Stone and Prof. Peter Kuznick, of American University in DC, this 800-page book dots the i’s, crosses the t’s, and amplifies many…

Film Reviews by Dancing Owl

The Theory of Everything: Inspiring biopic on life of Stephen Hawking. Rosewater: Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, Science of Sleep) plays true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Bahari who was arrested and tortured in 2009 for reporting on unrest during re-election of Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad. Dir. by Jon Stewart Interstellar: Dir. Christopher Nolan attempts to…

Capsule Reviews by Dancing Owl, AKA Chas. Fredricks

FILMS-upcoming, in current release or worthy of catching on the rebound: Mission Blue: Gripping documentary about humanity’s global destruction of our oceans, and the effort to stop it. Dolphin Tale 2: In this PR counterattack by the aquarium industry, we get to feel cute and cuddly while imprisoning an animal that has a bigger brain…

March 2014 Calendar

Pussy Riot Being Followed by the Moscow Police Change Links March 2014 Calendar Volunteer: Change-Links Change-Links needs a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR to assist John in bringing together people to determine the necessary resources for continuing CL with the permanent, reliable status it enjoyed for over 20 years. The VC and all other positions are unpaid due…

The Growing Global Movement Against Austerity

The Growing Global Movement Against Austerity by Amy Goodman Amaia Engana didn’t wait to be evicted from her home. On Nov. 9, in the town of Barakaldo, a suburb of Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country, officials from the local judiciary were on their way to serve her eviction papers. Amaia stood on a chair and…

Phil Ochs Film

PHIL OCHS FILM PHIL OCHS FILM By Gerry Fialka & Suzy Williams Laughtears.com Kudos to long-time Venice resident Michael Ochs, producer of the new documentary Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune, which opens March 4 at Laemmle Cinemas citywide. It would be grand to replace the Beatles itunes billboards around town with Phil Ochs in his gold…

Oliver Stone: The US Has Launched Military Interventions and Political Coups 55 Times in Latin America

By Robert Greenwald Oliver Stone, the critically-acclaimed director discusses his upcoming documentary, “South of the Border.” Critically-acclaimed Hollywood Director Oliver Stone dropped by our studio for a Brave New Conversation, where I spoke with him about his latest documentary “South of the Border http://southoftheborderdoc.com/”, scheduled to be released in more than 30 countries this month….

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