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Oliver Stone in Tokyo: 'We Need Edward R. Murrow'

Nancy Snow | Posted 10.14.2013 | Home
Nancy Snow

Looking quite exhausted but exhilarated by the over-capacity crowd of several hundred, Stone made sure we knew who was his hero: Edward Snowden and anyone else who risks personal life and security for a greater good. Here is an excerpt of my exchange with Oliver Stone.

WATCH: Oliver Stone Slams 'NSA Surveillance Machine'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Politically-outspoken director Oliver Stone addressed the still-unfolding NSA spying scandal in a video released Wednesday, cautioning that Americans'...

Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home
Robert Naiman

A Snowden accompaniment flotilla of prominent and peace-loving Americans could assemble at the Moscow airport, and fly together from Moscow to Caracas. Snowden could fly from Moscow to Caracas under the protection of our company, like the Fellowship of the Ring.

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...

President Correa, Put Your Shield Over Edward Snowden

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Home
Robert Naiman

Whistleblowers should be able to expose government wrongdoing without getting the Bradley Manning treatment.

Venezuelan Prez Reveals Major Oliver Stone Project

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.21.2013 | Latino Voices

The life of Hugo Chávez is coming to the silver screen. U.S. director and Latin American politics aficionado Oliver Stone will direct a film abou...

Bradley Manning: Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy' if the Enemy Is Democracy

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can't stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head.

Who Speaks for Tim Tracy?

Carlos González | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Carlos González

It is time for the American filmmaking community to take a stand and demand Tim Tracy's release.

Carey Mulligan at The Standard: The Great Gatsby's Many Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A few years ago, the excesses of the new movie version of The Great Gatsby might have inspired cathartic revulsion. The scene outside Avery Fisher Hal...

17 Directors Who Owe Us Apologies For Their Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Bay isn't shy about admitting a mistake. Well, sort of. Back in 2011, the blockbuster director told Empire magazine that the 2007-2008 writ...

Sean Wilentz: Wrong on Untold History, Wrong on History in General

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

Sean Wilentz is a fancy professor of history at fancy Princeton, and a personal friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, two extremely fancy Democrats. And as he recently explained in the New York Review of Books, he hates Untold History, the new book and Showtime series by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick.

Zero Dark Thirty: Hijacking History

Barry Lando | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Barry Lando

What if a new film came out about 9/11, "based on a firsthand account of actual events," that convincingly showed no Jews were in the World Trade Cent...

Scientology: Scary or Sacred

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Home
Tom Alderman

This is certainly not the first exposé of Scientology -- although it might qualify as the most abundant. Time magazine, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV are among the many who've taken on this most controversial of religions since its beginnings in the mid-1950s.

Frank Sinatra Did It His Way. Will Oliver Stone Do Sinatra's Life His Way? Maybe

Liz Smith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

In any case, an Oliver Stone movie about the greatest male singer ever -- in my humble opinion -- would be sensational. I hope it happens; that it wasn't just casual New Year's Eve talk, between the pasta and meat courses.

HUFFPOST EXCLUSIVE: Jamie Foxx: 'Oliver Stone Said I Can't Act'

OWN | Posted 12.13.2012 | OWN

He's an Academy Award-winning actor and an acclaimed television star, but Jamie Foxx says he didn't see himself as an actor until he was well into his...

Could Oliver Stone's Exposé of American Empire Help Press the UN to End Haiti Cholera?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Robert Naiman

If more Americans could get unplugged from the myths which have been used historically to engineer public acquiescence in U.S. foreign policy, how much could that help us reform U.S. foreign policy in the future?

Oliver Stone and Benicio Del Toro on the Savages DVD Release

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Del Toro said the mustache his character wore came from "a gardener that works on my street that has that kind of a mustache."

Oliver Stone's Untold, Unboring History of the United States

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 01.13.2013 | Media
Jonathan Schwarz

You're not going to see a glowing review of Oliver Stone's new book and 10-part Showtime series, The Untold History of the United States, in the New York Times anytime soon. It's just too interesting.

Oliver Stone: Sandy Is 'Punishment' For Obama & Romney's Silence On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment

Ever-honest director and author Oliver Stone stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss Barack Obama's presidency, climate change and his new book...

Michael Moore, Oliver Stone Back Julian Assange In Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media

In a joint op-ed in the New York Times, filmmakers Michael Moore and Oliver Stone hailed WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange and said he is being persecute...

What It's Like To Work With Salma Hayek

Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

Salma Hayek plays a ruthless drug cartel queen in Oliver Stone's "Savages," and the director says that she brought some of that intensity to the set o...

Interview: Author Don Winslow and The Kings of Cool

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Kings of Cool picks up the story of the Savages trio -- the weed-dealing Ben, Chon and Ophelia -- a few years before Savages. Prequel? Not exactly -- at least writer Don Winslow doesn't look at it that way.

Savages: In Defense of Oliver Stone

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Savages is an edgy, creative movie that holds the attention of the audience from start to finish and then stays with them after they leave the theater.

'Amazing Spider-Man' Swinging Toward $60 Million Weekend

Posted 07.07.2012 | Entertainment

"The Amazing Spider-Man" is swinging toward another big weekend at the box office. According to Sony, the webslinger reboot starring Andrew Garfield a...

EXCLUSIVE: Go Inside 'Savages'

Posted 07.06.2012 | Entertainment

"That's the story of the underdog." Oliver Stone's down and dirty adaptation of "Savages" is in theaters now, and to celebrate the film's release, ...