American Chaos (2018)

Great personal travelogue about one irate Democrat’s journey to understand the 2016 election result. Essentially an extended video diary, this features Chicagoan James Stern criss-crossing the country to seek out the fabled ‘Trumpland’ of America, where the voters James cannot believe actually exist, live. It’s a fun road trip. Stern’s scathing contempt and utter confusionContinue reading “American Chaos (2018)”

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

This movie is a tour de force and stands with the great courtroom dramas of cinema history. It is the career masterpiece of celebrated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, and will almost certainly win the Best Picture Oscar at next year’s Academy Awards. While we are currently awash with ‘On The Basis of Sex’-style unabashed liberal propagandaContinue reading “The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)”

The Swamp (2020)

Government corruption! Whatever happened to that issue? Well, as could be expected, it has been tastefully segwayed away from. But it hasn’t gone anywhere. This beautiful documentary asks an extraordinary question: what if we look at ‘the swamp’ of Congressional corruption from a bipartizan, neutral perspective? Wow what an idea! Neutrality is incredibly rare inContinue reading “The Swamp (2020)”

1971 (2014)

This is a great little documentary about a little-known incident in 1971 when a group of student activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, stole files and leaked them to national newspapers. Depending on who you listen to, this may have been a very influential event indeed, even beginning the process of unravellingContinue reading “1971 (2014)”

Hating Breitbart (2012)

Andrew Breitbart was the teddy bear-like new media guru who became integral to Conservative activism after the election of Barack Obama in 2008. He was the unofficial spokesman of the Tea Party movement and crucial to the founding of what became known as the ‘alt right’. After helping found Drudge Report and HuffPost he spunContinue reading “Hating Breitbart (2012)”

Executive Action (1973), The Assassination of President Kennedy (1978) & The Men Who Killed Kennedy (1988-2003)

JFK assassination triple-header! These films seem to have been made before good posters were a thing. But despite that, these are the 3 to watch – a movie and 2 documentaries, if you want to go into greater depth about the 1963 coup d’etat (state takeover) in the USA that deposed President Kennedy and replacedContinue reading “Executive Action (1973), The Assassination of President Kennedy (1978) & The Men Who Killed Kennedy (1988-2003)”

Citizen Cohn (1992) & Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019)

This double-bill is the bizarre and disturbing story of Roy Cohn, a key figure in postwar American homosexual fascism. Cohn was one of those people who had his fingers in a lot of pies in the 20th Century. Anything to do with corruption and dirty tricks from the fifties to the eighties, Cohn was probablyContinue reading “Citizen Cohn (1992) & Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019)”

The Red Pill (2016)

The most controversial documentary you will ever see! Few films genuinely have the capacity to re-align your world view and actually blow your mind. This is one of those. Probably the most controversial doc since Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, this film has opened up a can indeed a whole shipping crate of worms since itsContinue reading “The Red Pill (2016)”

The Panama Deception (1992)

This is an oldie but a goodie. Most documentaries more than a few decades old especially political ones are slow-moving and dull, but this sharply-edited expose rips along at a snappy pace throwing information at you almost before you can take it. It is essentially a history of the United States Imperial involvement in Panama,Continue reading “The Panama Deception (1992)”

What Killed Michael Brown? (2020)

The Black Lives Matter movement of Summer 2020 is finally dealt with comprehensively and in-depth in this sobering documentary. This is a powerful, dramatic and inspirational shout out to all Americans. One of the best if not the best studies of US race relations in screen history. The scope is vast, the tone deeply wiseContinue reading “What Killed Michael Brown? (2020)”