Film

  • Jackie
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    Jackie 2016 film

    Whoever decided that this script needed to be played out on the wide screen of a darkened theater was simply wrong. It seems that the writer and director realized that mistake on the way to production. They then tried to justify that decision. In this reviewer’s opinion, it did not work, writes Jim DiEugenio.

     

    Written on Monday, 26 December 2016 20:27 Read more...
  • Rules Don't Apply
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    Howard Hughes Warren BeattyBecause Beatty has made some distinguished historical films, many had high hopes for this one. But the result seems to be rather uninspired for a film that he has contemplated doing for so long.  The best one can say is that it is competently made, writes Jim DiEugenio.

     

     

    Written on Saturday, 17 December 2016 02:46 Read more...
  • A Coup in Camelot
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    poster thumbAside from Shane O'Sullivan's mostly worthwhile Killing Oswald, there has been very little of note that has even attempted to counter the MSM's seemingly endless deluge of propaganda with reliable evidence and solid reasoning. A Coup in Camelot clearly aims to fill that void. Unfortunately, however, it falls considerably short of the mark, writes Martin Hay.

     

     

    Written on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 22:17 Read more...
  • Randy Benson, The Searchers
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    searchersFrom about 1966, it became the strategy of the MSM not to let the Warren Commission critics speak without being interfered with, or caricatured. After Stone’s movie came out, the MSM simply would not place the critics on their programs at all. Benson counters that by simply letting the critics speak about the case without being interfered with, writes Joseph Green.

     

    Written on Thursday, 08 December 2016 02:11 Read more...
  • The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew and Associates
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    Jim DiEugenio concludes:  "Overall, this two-disc set is much worth purchasing and watching. How many DVD sets chronicle three history-making events? One dealing with our political system, one dealing with the struggle for American civil rights, and one with a stylistic revolution in film technique?"

     

    Written on Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:35 Read more...

Television & Media

  • JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 4
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    JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 4

    Frank Cassano and Arnaldo Fernandez return with a review of part 4 of the The History Channel series, entitled “The Cuban Connection,” in which Baer and Bercovici stage what our authors call “a hell of a sleight of hand”: the claim that the anti-Castro Cubans collaborated with the pro-Castro, Marxist wannabe killer Oswald, in order to get rid of JFK – a collaboration the CIA and FBI completely missed.

    Written on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 22:27 Read more...
  • JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 3
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    JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 3

    Along with Arnaldo Fernandez, Frank Cassano continues the critical tracking of this History Channel series – apparently no longer being aired in the United States – with a review of part 3, “Oswald Goes Dark”.

    Written on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 21:23 Read more...
  • JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 2
    JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 2

    While advertising ad nauseam that his “new investigation” uncovers “new evidence”, Baer remains tethered to a pair of fallen trees: The Warren Commission Report and the Red conspiracy theory masterminded by the CIA. Both have long been knocked down, writes Arnaldo Fernandez.

    Written on Friday, 05 May 2017 23:04 Read more...
  • JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald
    JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald

    Bob Baer announces his "Shenonism" by presenting long-known facts as somehow exciting new findings. He then conveys them to the viewer as a big deal, because the Warren Commission couldn’t grasp them. Baer simply overlooks or—even worse—sweeps under the carpet all the sound research performed after the JFK Records Act, writes Arnaldo Fernandez.

    Written on Friday, 28 April 2017 22:39 Read more...
  • Gerald Posner vs. Roger Stone in Coral Gables
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    posnervstoneThis author would not walk across the street to see Posner speak about either the JFK or King case. I have a hard time thinking that Stone could master the JFK case in just a matter of 3-4 years, and am skeptical of the case made against Lyndon Johnson. In watching this confrontation it appears I was correct about these suspicions, laments Jim DiEugenio.

     

    Written on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:02 Read more...

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