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Born on the Fourth of July

Raymond J. Barry's "Foreclosure" Play Shines Light on Conflict Between Creative and Survival Values at Greenway Court Theatre

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

There's nothing better than being enthralled by a good story, especially if the storyteller does it well, right? On most days at our local Hollywood...

Scheer Intelligence: Ron Kovic and the Continuing Struggle for Veterans

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer sits down with Vietnam veteran, author and peace activist Ron Kovic to discuss what we have learned and not learned about the lessons of war since his time in combat in Vietnam.

The 'Greatest Generation' Didn't Think They Were

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

American war movies, from World War II to 2015, have produced a remarkably uniform vision of how American war works, one that, in its modern form, is undoubtedly once again lending a helping hand to our latest conflicts.

Obama's Tactics Are A 'Digrace'

Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

Politically outspoken director Oliver Stone called Edward Snowden a "hero" during a Fourth of July appearance at the Karlovy Vary International Film F...

25 Great Movies for Our 'Historically Illiterate' Children

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.

Interview: Willem Dafoe Is The Hunter

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

It was one of the most wonderful and unique starts to an interview ever: Within a minute, Willem was speaking in the incomprehensible babble of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil. And then in Italian. Two of the world's finest languages!

ReThink Review: Born On the Fourth of July -- Patriotism Redefined

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What Republicans can't understand is that being critical of your mother or your country doesn't for a second mean that you love them any less.

Ron Kovic and Tomas Young

Ellen Spiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Spiro

After the credits, Kovic wheeled to the front of the theatre and gave a spontaneous speech. It was one of those documentary moments that live forever.