Category Archives: Movie of the Week

November 21, 2017

Movie of the Week: Truth and Lies: The Family Manson

On March 17, 2017, ABC aired a special two-hour documentary about Charles Manson and his family. Based on never-before-seen video from ABC New’s prison interviews with Manson and former “Manson Family” members Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel (all of whom are now serving life sentences in California prisons), the special digs into the events surrounding the group’s murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others.

Click here to watch Truth and Lies: The Family Manson.

September 18, 2017

Movie of the Week: The Unconquered

An animated film telling the story of Poland’s heroic struggle for independence 1939-1989.

Click here to watch The Unconquered.

September 10, 2017

Movie of the Week: Trump’s War on the Border (2017)

Stars: Paul McGann, Tim Nailer Foley, Enrique Pena Nieto, Donald J. Trump. A timely insight into life on the US-Mexican border during the first days of Donald Trump’s presidency…

Click here to watch Trump’s War on the Border.

July 23, 2017

Movie of the Week: In The Face Of Evil: Reagan’s War In Word And Deed (2004)

Good versus evil in this epic tale which chronicles Ronald Reagan’s crusade to destroy the most tyrannical and depraved political systems the world has ever known.

Click here to watch In The Face Of Evil: Reagan’s War In Word And Deed.

July 3, 2017

Movie of the Week: Crumb (1994)

Crumb is a 1994 documentary film about the noted underground cartoonist Robert Crumb (R. Crumb) and his family. Directed by Terry Zwigoff and produced by Lynn O’Donnell, it won widespread acclaim. It was released in the USA on April 28, 1995, having been screened at film festivals the previous year. Jeffery M. Anderson (later critic for the San Francisco Examiner) placed the film on his list of the ten greatest films of all time, labeling it “the greatest documentary ever made.”

Click here to watch Crumb.

May 15, 2017

Movie of the Week: The Banishment of Beauty

This is a lecture I gave at American Artist Magazine’s “Weekend with the Masters” event in Laguna Beach in 2010. The talk deals with what I see as the underlying bias of the modern art establishment against the depiction of “traditional” beauty in art.

May 5, 2017

Movie of the Week: Narco Cultura (2013)

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto …

November 3, 2015

Movie of the Week: Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey (2014)

Stars: Eric Acevedo, Peter T. Alter, John Andrew. Look around you for items marked ‘Made in the USA’. How many items did you find? Could the loss of manufacturing jobs be a vital reason why our economy is struggling?

Click here to watch Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey.

February 23, 2015

Movie of the Week: Spanish Lake (2014)

A documentary on white flight in the area of Spanish Lake, Missouri, a post WW2 suburb. The town experiences rapid economic decline and population turnover due to racism and governmental policies which support the white exodus.

February 14, 2015

Movie of the Week: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway. Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent’s crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane’s plans to destroy the city.

Click here to watch The Dark Knight Rises.