A new film reveals the deadly cost of refusing to call jihad by its name.
NRB’s Managing Editor David Swindle used to be a film critic. He’s still a cinema enthusiast and DVD/Blu Ray collector.
“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out on Blu Ray on Tuesday. He had this to say:
Most reviews of the set are pretty negative for one reason: the films released are the theatrical editions, not [...]
The African Queen (Commemorative Box Set) [Blu-ray]
The African Queen [DVD]
Perhaps the greatest hole in the universe of what films are available on DVD has been filled today, with the release of the restored John Huston classic The African Queen.
If this film in not in your top 50, then you have no business making top 50 [...]
If we were living in Middle Earth what would Zinn and Chomsky’s political commentary sound like?
McSweeney’s presents the unused DVD commentary recorded by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky for The Fellowship of the Ring (platinum series extended edition, natch):
Chomsky: A terrible thing the Orcs do here, isn’t it? They destroy nature. But again, what have [...]
Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced [...]