All posts tagged Political

Lament for a Wall Street Protest

In the last couple of weeks, the Occupy Wall Street protests have been broken up in New York City and elsewhere – students in California braving batons and pepper spray in truly disturbing clashes with campus police. Despite their staying power – after almost two months the news media is tired of reporting on them [...]

Obama Kills… at the Correspondents’ Dinner

A little over a week ago President Obama absolutely wiped the floor with the celebrities and media pesonalities gathered for the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, a story that got buried after Osama bin Laden got buried – well shot in the head and buried at sea. The day before, armed with media props and a [...]

Joe Wilson's War or: Much Ado About Aluminum Tubes

I love political thrillers. Well in this case, “thriller” is being a bit generous, it’s more of a drama, the numerous shots of Sean Penn and Naomi Watts watching news clips in airports isn’t exactly edge of your seat action and suspense. Not to sell this film short, Valeria Plame is quite the femme fatale. [...]

"Mein Führer, I can walk!"

Stephen Colbert is the man. On his show The Colbert Report (-ert and -ort both spoken softly) last week, he proposed a kind of Mutually Assured Destruction as a possible solution to the Ground Zero Mosque quagmire while paying homage to Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove. I was simply blown away. If you haven’t seen [...]

The Plame Game

I loves me a good political thriller. Fair Game is sure to be one. What with Sean Penn and Naomi Watts starring opposite one another in a dramatization of the Valerie Plame affair. Plame was outed by the White House in an attempt to discredit her husband Joseph Wilson, played by Sean Penn – a [...]

Bloody Sunday Review (and Treasure Island Talk)

Wait a minute, didn’t this movie come out years ago? Yes, it came out in 2002, I try to stick to current films, but after watching Green Zone, and having been impressed with the latter Bourne movies, I decided to delve deeper into the Greengrass canon. The same director who was recently offered the chance [...]

Green Zone Review

Roy Miller (Matt Damon) heads a team of inspectors charged with finding WMD stockpiled in Iraq shortly after the capital has been taken in 2003. To put it simply, the Chief Warrant Office and his team are adept at kicking ass and taking names, but they are getting tired of fighting their way through to empty, long out of use warehouses.

The Ghost Writer Review

The Ghost Writer is based on the polemic by Robert Harris, is true to the source material but not restricted by it. The film is full of suspense and is still enjoyable for fans of the book.