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Avatar – The Film

By Jim Smith They say that capitalism will sell anything – even ideas or arms designed to bring it down – as long as it makes someone a profit. Capitalism’s interest in making a buck was confirmed with the release of Avatar, a profoundly anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist film. Some say as much as half a...

The Irish Vampire Comes To Venice

Venice Premiere The Irish Vampire Goes West 7:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 1 (All Saints Day) Beyond Baroque (Old City Hall), 681 Venice Blvd.     Admission $7 By Jim Smith Vampire films are in vogue again. As politics and the economy get weirder and weirder, and daily life often seems unreal, anything that is otherworldly...

Swami X Speaks – Film Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons & Other Musings

Movies might be Disneyland’s main line addiction. Of all the senses, the eye is the most challenging to control. The eye is connected to the brain, and the brain has a lot to do with everything. The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons is long, thoughtful & emotionally provoking and original. I was moved, impressed and...

Film Review: Vietnam: American Holocaust

By Karl Abrams This incredible historical-political documentary by Venice filmmaker Clay Claiborne is an eye-opening account of the horrors and atrocities of the Vietnam War. It depicts, scene-by-scene, how misguided, ignorant and xenophobic racist U.S. war policies were mercilessly carried out by political and military leaders, many of whom remained unrepentant. Truman worried about a...
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