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Jonathan Kim

ReThink Review: Toy Story 3

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

This past Saturday, I had one of those moviegoing experiences that reminds you of what makes going to the movies such a special experience, and why we...

The Best Bands in the US(LA): Restavrant

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Whenever I hear or see Restavrant the same thing always goes through my head: if the White Stripes can be one of the biggest bands in the world, these guys certainly deserve to make a living playing music.

ReThink Review: A Crude Awakening -- Why We Spill

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With the failure of the "top kill"/"junk shot" to stop the Gulf oil eruption, an inconceivable truth that has always existed is finally starting to si...

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.

ReThink Review: Dirty Hands: the Art & Crimes of David Choe

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Street artists must be in the collective conscience this spring, with two documentaries about some of street art's biggest names hitting festivals and...

ReThink Review: Creation -- Darwin Deserves Better

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Doesn't the story of Charles Darwin deserve a good movie with A-list talent? After all, the movie industry has no problem making movie about murderers...

Exposed: Texas Big Oil Funding Petition to Kill California's Anti-Pollution Legislation

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Oil refiners Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp. are funding a petition drive to get a measure on the ballot suspending AB 32, California's landmark law to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Let California Lead: the Green Economy and Lessons from 1990's Zero Emissions Vehicle Mandate

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

California has always represented a better future, and we seem more impatient to get there than anyone else. The examples are endless: the settlers ri...

ReThink Review: the Corporation -- Power to the Corporate Killbots!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2010 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When the Roberts Supreme Court passed its disastrous Citizens United ruling, one of the first things that came to mind was the excellent 2003 documentary, the Corporation.

The Best Bands in the US(LA): The Monolators

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Anchored by the husband and wife team of Eli and Mary Chartkoff, the Monolators have been scorching and seducing Silver Lake/Echo Park/Eagle Rock audiences for nearly eight years.

ReThink Review: Waiting for Armageddon -- the End of the World As They Want It

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a person who is not religious, it seems to me that the major difference between a cult and a religion is popularity. And as the documentary Waiting...

ReThink Interview: Cevin Soling, Director of the War On Kids

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The War On Kids, a documentary by Cevin (pronounced "Kevin") Soling, goes inside the American public school system to reveal some unsettling truths --...

ReThink Review: Brothers -- the War Drama Curse Continues

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

So far, Hollywood's attempts at making movies about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been failures, usually critically but always financially.

ReThink Review: Where the Wild Things Are -- the Wild Within

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Making a fantasy movie about a 9-year-old learning to understand his emotions and empathize with others seems like an almost impossible task, and Jonze pulled it off in a way I could have never imagined.

ReThink Review: A Charlie Brown Christmas -- the True Spirit of Christmas, Free of Charge

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A video review of the 1965 classic film, which is streaming for free on Hulu through the end of 2009.

ReThink Review: The Yes Men Fix the World -- Speaking Truth by Faking Power

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Armed only with cheap suits, fake websites, a few props and nuts the size of Survivaballs, the Yes Men have become infamous for infiltrating corporate events pretending to be spokesmen for government agencies or some of the world's most powerful companies.

ReThink Interview: Philippe Diaz (part 1) -- The End of Poverty? and How It Started

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What causes global poverty? Why do the countries of the northern hemisphere enjoy so much wealth while over a billion people in the southern hemispher...

ReThink Interview: Daniel Ellsberg -- the Most Dangerous Man in America Speaks, Part Two

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The second part of my interview with Daniel Ellsberg, the true American hero who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

ReThink Interview: Phillippe Diaz (part 2) -- The End of Poverty? and Changing the System

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Unless we change the system, it will collapse under its own unsustainability -- or the victims of that system will revolt and smash it. That's why Philippe Diaz made The End of Poverty?.

ReThink Review: Outrage -- One Reason Why the Bird/Shepard Hate Crimes Act Took So Long

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

And the main reason is because hatred/fear of gays is running neck-and-neck with hatred/fear of government for the most defining, unifying characteristic of the "modern" republican party.

ReThink Review: The War On Kids -- Education's Prisoners

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Public schools have essentially been turned into prisons with constant surveillance and harsh, often absurd zero tolerance policies towards drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence and other forms of misbehavior.

ReThink Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats -- the First Earth Battalion Wants You!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Simultaneously a dark, sometimes surreal examination of the US military's foray into psychic warfare, and a comedy with some nuggets of alleged truth.

ReThink Interview with Daniel Ellsberg: The Most Dangerous Man in America Speaks (Part One)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I was enthralled by The Most Dangerous Man in America, and when I was told that Ellsberg would be in Los Angeles for a week in late September and would be available for an interview, I jumped at the chance.

ReThink Review: District 9 -- Earthlings Aren't Easy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

My ReThink Review of Neill Blomkamp's excellent film, District 9, and why its creativity and social/political commentary make it a modern classic.

ReThink Review: Capitalism: A Love Story -- A Must-See Subversion

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

An excoriating critique of America's economic ideology, Capitalism may go down as one of the most timely and subversive films in movie history