Archive for December, 2010

Interview:

John Pilger continues his outstanding career “holding their feet to the fire.” In The War You Don’t See, Pilger tackles the mainstream media’s disinformation when it comes to war propaganda.

See the film’s trailer here:
The War You Don’t See (trailer) from John Pilger on Vimeo.

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Absolute masterpiece, and I’m jealous of Darren Aronofsky. This is not a “political film,” but I’ll talk about it anyway. Natalie Portman is outstanding, and since there are spoilers you should run right out and catch this film before anyone says any more about it.
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Outstanding documentary show featuring Oliver Stone, Chris Hedges, Michael Moore, Hollywood, and the Military Industrial Complex. This type of news can only be produced outside of America, which it was. This is presented by Al Jazeera and takes an unflinching look at Hollywood’s propaganda system and the symbiotic relationship war movies have with war makers.

Click for ABC News Coverage

In typical fascistic abuse of power — the TSA sent agents to the pilot’s home to intimidate and harass him, after he posted a video to Youtube exposing how ground workers at airports have extremely lax security.

Says a TSA spokesman in the ABC News piece: “It isn’t feasible to screen all the employees…”

This obvious gaping hole in security should be of major interest to the nation. All one needs is some basic knowledge of the airport and a stolen ID card to slide through a reader. That’s it, and they can enter the airfield. While paying passengers are being sexually molested in their holding area, anyone with know-how could be sabotaging aircraft through the back door.

In Orwell’s America, what you would expect to happen happened: the pilot has been persecuted for alerting the public, and his Youtube video taken down in a suppression of free speech.

‘Sich heil.’ Fly safely.

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Posted: December 24, 2010 in Joe Giambrone

Exit Through the Gift Shop
Exit Through the Gift Shop [Blu-ray]

This film is fun.

I got wind of it from some other “top 10″ lists that are floating around. It’s an exploration of “street art” from the inside, essentially. But, it was surprisingly ironic and funny when all is said and done.

Street art is, of course, better known as “graffiti” and is illegal most everywhere. Banksy says it’s a bit of a “grey area,” and so he never expected fame, fortune and glory. Well maybe the glory.
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Trailer:

Website:

http://crimeaftercrime.com/

“CRIME AFTER CRIME is the exclusive documentary film on the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. She finds her only hope for freedom when two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case.”

Director’s Interview: