Film

  • The Unheard Tapes: Part 1
    The Unheard Tapes: Part 1

    Now that Netflix has released its newly hyped documentary, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes, Don McGovern starts his assessment of the sometimes dubious content and often dubious qualifications of the sources interviewed by Anthony Summers in these “unheard” tapes in part 1 of this two-part article. McGovern notes that Summers offers some commentary as well about his investigation into Marilyn’s life and her death, but, sadly, primarily about her death and her sex life.

    Written on Monday, 01 August 2022 05:27 Read more...
  • Oliver Stone in Quebec City (Part 2)
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    Oliver Stone in Quebec City (Part 2)

    Paul Bleau concludes his two-part series on Oliver Stone’s recent visit to the Quebec City Film Festival by reporting on the panel discussion with Rafael Jacocb, Stone, Jim DiEugenio, and himself, rehashing a somewhat contentious interview between Jean François Lépine and Stone, and assessing the aftermath of this historic visit.

    Written on Sunday, 10 July 2022 22:00 Read more...
  • Oliver Stone in Quebec City (Part 1)
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    Oliver Stone in Quebec City (Part 1)

    Paul Bleau, in this two-part series, recounts Oliver Stone’s recent visit to the Quebec City Film Festival, which included a retrospective of his career at the Le Clap Cinema as well as a special screening of his new documentary JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass. In part one of the series, Paul traces the backstory of the visit, Stone’s arrival, and the itinerary leading up to the panel discussion with Oliver and Jim DiEugenio.

    Written on Sunday, 03 July 2022 22:54 Read more...
  • The Assassination and Mrs. Paine (Part 2)
    The Assassination and Mrs. Paine (Part 2)

    Jim DiEugenio continues his review of Max Good’s new documentary The Assassination and Mrs. Paine and, in part 2, outlines the point/counterpoint approach that Good uses between Warren Commission defenders and critics and probes the involvement of Ruth herself in post-assassination investigations and media coverage.

    Written on Sunday, 26 June 2022 02:34 Read more...
  • A Review of Oliver Stone’s JFK: Destiny Betrayed
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    A Review of Oliver Stone’s JFK: Destiny Betrayed

    Bob Fox has recently published on his blog Green Bay Bob Fox a very detailed and helpful four-part synopsis and review of Oliver Stone’s new documentary JFK: Destiny Betrayed. He reviews each of the four episodes individually and we include links to each article here for you to access with our recommendation.

    Written on Saturday, 25 June 2022 21:47 Read more...

Television & Media

  • CNN’s Apologia for LBJ, Part Two
    CNN’s Apologia for LBJ, Part Two

    Jim DiEugenio completes his review of this disappointing and less-than-candid four-part series about Johnson and his presidency, LBJ: Triumph and Tragedy, by reviewing the details of Johnson’s entrance into Vietnam and his escalation of the war that ultimately led to the fragmentation of the Democratic Party and a descent into militarism from which the nation has yet to recover.

    Written on Monday, 11 April 2022 03:55 Read more...
  • Deep Fake Politics: The Prankster, the Prosecutor, and the Para-political
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    Deep Fake Politics: The Prankster, the Prosecutor, and the Para-political

    Aaron Good continues his review of Adam Curtis’ Can’t Get You Out of My Head with Part 2, which explores how Curtis relies heavily on Kerry Thornley in developing his bizarre take on “conspiracy theories” and then omits, distorts, and cherry picks facts to present his interminable exploration of our current dystopia.

    Written on Wednesday, 02 June 2021 00:00 Read more...
  • All in the Family: Charlotte and Jonathan Alter
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    All in the Family: Charlotte and Jonathan Alter

    In the best tradition of KennedysAndKing, reader Wayne Stewart read Charlotte Alter’s Time Magazine article and saw the corresponding TV spot. He replied to her with a letter, which we publish here. We hope it inspires others to do the same.

    Written on Saturday, 17 October 2020 18:05 Read more...
  • Who Killed Malcolm X? (Review)
    Who Killed Malcolm X? (Review)

    Joe Green reviews the documentary, Who Killed Malcom X? by Ark Media, exposing the omissions that sacrifice clarity and context by treating the assassination like an ordinary murder, chasing individual suspects and missing the underlying political structures.

    Written on Saturday, 07 March 2020 22:36 Read more...
  • Ark Media and Malcolm X: Bad Acting and Half-Truths
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    Ark Media and Malcolm X:  Bad Acting and Half-Truths

    Karl Evanzz reviews the “theatrical” documentary, Who Killed Malcom X? by Ark Media, act by act and reveals the half-truths that make up the whole lie.

    Written on Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:45 Read more...
  • King in the Wilderness
    King in the Wilderness

    Jim reviews what he deems to be the best of three recent TV documentaries on Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Written on Friday, 27 July 2018 21:31 Read more...

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