On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, host Kevin Gosztola interviews Tom Secker, the co-author of “National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood.” He also regularly publishes his work to SpyCulture.com. Secker obtained government records indicating the Pentagon provided “support” or influenced 814 films from 1911
“Though the movie may contain compelling cinematography and engrossing performances, as history,” “Lawrence of Arabia” “receives a failing grade,” renowned media critic Jack Shaheen wrote. “Throughout, the theme of cultural domination prevails—the civilized British conquering civilized folks.” Shaheen continued, “After all, the movie concerns a brave Englishman, not a valiant Arab.
Shadowproof interviewed Usama Alshaibi and Eman Akram Nader about the subject of their unique and stunning project, “Boy Of War.”
In the wake of the Arab Spring, there has never been a better time for Middle Easterners to indulge in horror as an art form and means of social commentary.
Award-winning Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami died on July 4. He was known for “watchful eyes,” an ability to make films revealing new aspects of life.
Kevin Gosztola picks the best films of 2015: the movies that pushed boundaries, started conversations and lingered in his mind for days after viewing.
A tribute to the impressive career of cinematographer and humanitarian, Haskell Wexler, who died at 93 on December 27.
Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” depicts corruption in the housing market in Florida through compelling characters shaped and affected by this underworld.
A 1991 documentary on Donald Trump suppressed from broadcast by legal threats from Trump titled “Trump: What’s The Deal?” is now available online. The documentary paints an extremely unflattering picture of Trump as a businessman and a man in general highlighting questionable if not illegal business practices and making all but explicit claims that Trump committed adultery while married to Ivana Trump with his later wife Marla Maples.