John Anderson


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  • 4 years ago

    Responding to the uproar earlier this month over the passage—and President Obama's signage—of the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," the gene-bending agri-giant Monsanto issued a press release dismissing any attendant conspiracy theo...

  • 8 years ago

    'Peter who?' Robert De Niro is grinning. Sort of the way he grinned at Joe Pesci just before beating the shit out of him in Raging Bull. But breathe easy: Everybody's laughing. Jane Rosenthal is laughing. The publicity minions from Rubenstein Asso...

  • 8 years ago

    The Cove is Louis Psihoyos's documentary indictment of the Japanese dolphin trade, in which the mammals are herded—the preferred sold to Western aquariums (for $150,000) and the rest slaughtered, with their mercury-tainted meat then fed to a...

  • 8 years ago

    Ondi Timoner is the first director to have won the top documentary prize at Sundance twice, and the first person to tell you she had no idea what her latest film was about—not for around 10 years, at any rate. "It took time for society and t...

  • 9 years ago

    Is there a crisis among America's film independents? Are indolence, indifference, and commercial stagnation sucking the lifeblood out of U.S. movies? Chris Smith may have the solution: Leave the country entirely. Cast non- actors. Let them speak H...

  • 9 years ago

    Among the myriad crimes of Michael Moore was his sandbagging of Charlton Heston in Bowling for Columbine. It was a moment everyone could hate: the anti-Heston crowd, for seeing the Moses of the NRA rendered feeble and sympathetic, and the pro-Hest...


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