Archive for the 'The Politics Of Film' Category

Now You Can Watch My Film, “We Will Make You Whole Again”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Art, Film, Gender, Immigration, Race, Sexuality, Technology, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism

Over the past two years I wrote, produced and directed a film called “We Will Make You Whole Again” with my co-director, editor and cinematographer Trevor Hawkins of Mammoth Media. Some of you know this because a couple months back I shared the trailer for the film and told you a little bit about what […]

June 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Please Watch A Featurette About “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Economy, Fiscal Responsibility, Money, Republicans, Taxes, The Politics Of Film, Video

Alex Gibney, the filmmaker behind Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, is back with his take on the Abramoff scandal and it seems like it’ll be illuminating…and scary. Check out this featurette… Basically…Money + Power = Problems. Especially when it comes to the upcoming financial reform legislation. Which is why I’m heartened that the […]

April 24th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Helium-3: Energy Godsend?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in China, Energy, Russia, Science, Space, Technology, The Politics Of Film, The World, United States

I’ve been genuinely intrigued at how much fiction and reality have been intersecting recently. See, there’s this film called MOON and it follows the story of a guy working on the far side of the moon who figures out that there’s a lot more to his mission than collecting the natural resource Helium-3. It’s a […]

July 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

(Video) James Risen Talks Exec. Power of Bush/Obama

By American News Project | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Cheney, Civil Liberties, FISA, Guantanamo Bay, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency, Washington

This is Lagan from ANP, We sat down with James Risen, the New York Times national security corespondent who broke the domestic wiretapping stories, to talk about the dilemmas Obama faces with the unparalleled executive power he will inherit. Dick Cheney recently said that Obama would appreciate all of the power they are handing over, […]

December 16th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Daylight Robbery: What Happened To Our $23 Billion?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, Iraq, Military, Money, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism, The World, Video

How did the BBC find out what happened to untold billions in Iraq, but we somehow haven’t yet? I’ll be checking this out later tonight, so I’ll have more thoughts then. Tweet

June 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Errol Morris’ Standard Operating Procedure

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Cheney, Ethics, Iraq, Military, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism, The World, Torture, Transparency, Video, War

The award winning documentarian trains his patented eye on the events that happened at Abu Ghraib prison in a film coming out on April 25. From watching the following clips, as well as Frontline’s searing Bush’s War, a pretty clear picture emerges and makes it incredibly difficult for the Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld to put […]

March 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture, and Disappearances in the “War on Terror”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Military, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism, Video, War

The film Rendition was recently released on video, and if you haven’t seen it you should. It’s well told, heartbreaking and speaks to exactly why the practice of extraordinary rendition is not only inhumane but completely unjust, regardless of what the Jack Bauer crowd claims. The DVD also includes a documentary called Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, […]

March 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Go See Cloverfield

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism

I second Sully. The thing that makes Coverfield endlessly watchable is the fact that it repackages a very political event without being political. Because what makes the story and the conceit of the “one camera perspective” so effective is 9/11. Sure, this film could be made in a pre-9/11 world, but it wouldn’t be nearly […]

January 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Michael Moore Gets…Michael Moore’d

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The Politics Of Film

Manufacturing Dissent is a new documentary about Moore and his tendency to bend the truth to fit into his seemingly predetermined storylines. The Daily Dish reports on what it’s all about… The film was produced by two Canadian, self-described liberals, who began as fans of Moore’s movies but in the process of investigating his claims, […]

August 28th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Fixing the Fairness Doctrine – A modest technology solution.

By mw | Related entries in Ideas, Law, Legislation, The Politics Of Film

Certainly there is a fairness problem with broadcasters, but if we look at this problem objectively, we see it cannot be solved by dealing with the broadcasters alone. The bigger problem resides in the listeners, watchers, and readers…

July 21st, 2007 | Permalink| 5 Comments »