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Ten Films That Shook The World

After Superstorm Sandy struck, Dawn Zimmer, the mayor of Hoboken, NJ, said: “The Hudson River came in and filled half of Hoboken like a bathtub. Indeed. If the 1954 Marlon Brando dockworker drama, On the Waterfront, which was shot on location at…
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by: Ed Rampell – March 4, 2013

Doc Tackles Red Hot Stuff: Franken-Foods and the Seeds of Resistance

Film Review: Genetic Chile

According to Chris Dudley’s new film Genetic Chile, something very disenchanting is taking place in the Land of Enchantment. New Mexico’s iconic chile peppers, which help define the unique cuisine and culture of the state, appear to be under attack by Monsanto…
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by: Ed Rampell – August 24, 2012

Powerful New Documentary Links Ecocide to Capitalism’s Crisis

Film Review: Surviving Progress

“Unlimited economic progress in a world of finite resources doesn’t make sense… it’s bound to collapse,” asserts primatologist Jane Goodall, one of the interview subjects in Surviving Progress, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. “…There are these strong vested interests: ‘we must have…
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by: Ed Rampell – April 6, 2012

“We Have No Right to Do What We’re Doing to Other Species on This Planet”

Conversation: James Cromwell

Photo by Joshua Pickering, courtesy CTG Media and Communications Actor-activist James Cromwell – who is now appearing in the absurdist masterpiece Waiting for Godot — has some profound ironies in his career that playwright Samuel Beckett would likely appreciate. The man who…
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by: Ed Rampell – March 30, 2012

“The Lorax” Marketing Campaign Misses the Forest AND the Trees

Mazda’s SUV Sales Pitch a Classic Case of Corporate Co-optation

It’s the kind of cynical cross-promotional advertising campaign that might make even Mad Men marketing guru Don Draper’s head spin. A Mazda CX-5 SUV drives down a road in a pristine animated forest, past a bear, a bird, and then a pair…
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by: Ed Rampell – March 5, 2012

New Documentary Examines the Drawbacks of a Clean Energy Source

Film Review: Windfall

Wind power has been heralded as form of renewable energy that can wean America off of its disastrous dependence on fossil fuels and help save the planet from climate change. But is it really a safe, nonpolluting, and viable alternative to coal,…
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by: Ed Rampell – February 8, 2012

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