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Our Shamefully Sanctioned Sadism

Justin Frank | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Justin Frank

By page four of the torture report we have a clear example of the powerful effects sanctioned sadism had on how the CIA's handled detainees.

Live From Marrakech: Saar Klein Talks the American Dream

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The film, which won the main prize at this year's Deauville Film Festival, is a character study of Bill (Wes Bentley), an insurance adjuster whose straight-arrow approach to life is shaken by what being jobless forces him to do.

Elvis, Nixon and Snowden Entice Buyers at 35th American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Elvis's presence was in the building at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica for the annual eight day American Film Market (AFM) hoping to convince the 1,670 buyers from over 70 countries to buy the rights to the upcoming film "Elvis and Nixon" starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon.

Moviola Redux

Joel Sucher | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

Waxing nostalgic makes me want to get my hands on an old upright Moviola. It's a magical machine that captures a bygone age of cinema, a tactile one where you held images in your hand and then fed the delivery system, celluloid, through metal sprockets, rubber belts and optics.

Untold (or Retold?) History: Oliver Stone's Showtime Series

Robert Orlando | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Stone's confrontation with myth should be embraced, yet I don't think this simplistic Left vs. Right dichotomy, while making good drama, is helpful. Nor is limiting evil to capitalism, when the bloody saga of state Communism has been condemned prima facie by 20th century history.

Woody Allen's Sleight-of-Hand: Magic in the Moonlight

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen is up to his old tricks. Real ones, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. In previous films he's played the magician role himself, but in Magic in the Moonlight he allows the dreamy Colin Firth to handle the willing suspension of disbelief.

Jerry Brown Gets His California Budget, Teachers Unions Get a Harsh Wake-Up Call

William Bradley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a society in which capital has disproportionate power over labor, and in which organized labor is on the decline as a proportion of the labor force, it's incumbent on leaders of organized labor not to make it easy for their enemies to make them the issue.

Slender Man Meets the First Amendment: Why Suing the Character's Creator Won't Work

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Can Eric Knudsen, the creator of the fictional character Slender Man, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin? The answer is a definitive "no" under First Amendment principles of free speech.

Controversial Director Takes On Edward Snowden Movie

AP | By JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Stone will write and direct a film about Edward Snowden, one of two high-profile films in the works about the National Securi...

Venezuela and the Hypocrisy of the International Left

Carlos González | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Carlos González

It's time for those us on the left to stop defending the undefendable, to denounce the repressive actions of a government shooting at it's own citizens for demanding a true democracy and a better life. Socialism without democracy is simply a dictatorship.

Truth and Fudging in Historical Films

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

I'm making a film about John Lennon's power to affect people on deep, personal levels. Most of the story is documentary fact although my own intimate ...

King Estate's Disapproval Forces Oliver Stone To Drop MLK Biopic

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Controversial director Oliver Stone has been circling a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic for months, but he took to Twitter on Friday -- just three days ...

President Kennedy's False Legacy

Randy Shaw | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Randy Shaw

John Kennedy's role in building his brothers' political careers was his greatest contribution to social change. Robert and Ted's political development after JFK's death offers a great model for politician-activist relationships, and the credit is all theirs.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Judging JFK

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The MovieFilm gang is joined once again by friend of the show Paul Shirey, newly-minted editor-in-chief of Joblo.com. And he couldn't have pi...

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

My Conversation With Oliver Stone: Why Questions About JFK's Assassination Remain Important 50 Years Later

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tomorrow night on PBS, I sit down with Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone to talk about the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and the recent release of a commemorative Blu-ray edition of his critically acclaimed 1991 film, JFK.

Oliver Stone: I 'Prefer' Elizabeth Warren To Hillary

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Oliver Stone cast his vote for an Elizabeth Warren 2016 presidential bid during a HuffPost Live interview on November 4. Calling Clinton a "hawk" ...

JFK's Last 100 Days

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

Whichever assassination theory you subscribe to, Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days will fill you with a tantalizing sense of what might have been -- had November 22 not happened.

Oliver Stone: Snowden's Story Belongs on the Silver Screen

Democracy Now! | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Democracy Now!

Three-time Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Oliver Stone tells Democracy Now! that he thinks Edward Snowden's story belongs o...

Oliver Stone: 'New York Post Is A Low-Class Organization'

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone talks with Alyona about the New York Post's cover on Monday featuring Bill De Blasio....

NYU Tisch Gala in Beverly Hills Honors Oliver Stone and Liza Chasin

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Julie Spira

Accepting the award, Stone, responsible for films including Born of the 4th of July, JFK, Nixon, and Wall Street, said he loved the idea of watching movies all day and getting credit for it.

Mike Ryan

Oliver Stone On The Anniversary Of 'JFK' And How Obama 'Shocked' Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment

Oliver Stone, director of "Platoon," "JFK," "Nixon" and "W." to name a few, doesn't shy from controversial political tales. And, now, instead of just ...

Oliver Stone Thinks Leonardo DiCaprio Should Star In '50 Shades'

Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

It was reported last week that Oliver Stone was in talks to direct a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic. Now it looks like the outspoken director is moving...

What Do Oliver Stone, Cenk Uygur, Tom Morello, Henry Rollins, and Shepard Fairey All Have in Common?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Oliver Stone, Cenk Uygur, Tom Morello, Henry Rollins, and Shepard Fairey -- all progressive heroes and leading forces in their field -- have lent their voices in praising our upcoming investigative documentary Unmanned: America's Drone Wars.

Oliver Stone May Take On MLK Biopic

Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment

Oliver Stone has a penchant for political biopics, and now the controversial director is flirting with a project that centers on Martin Luther King Jr...