A FILM OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE AMERICAN CHARACTER

“Stone” takes a hybrid Norman Rockwell-Grant Wood portrait of an aging mid western couple, adds two Quentin Tarantino characters who excel in manipulating and offers a disturbing cinematic slice of real America: repression, religion, lust, violence and escape into seedy mysticism. Young Jack Mabry (Robert de Niro) watches golf on TV, ignoring his dissatisfied wife […]

Obama Fires General McChrystal but Crisis Continues

US President Barack Obama has just fired the US general in charge of the war in Afghanistan – General Stanley McChrystal. The last time this happened was a half-century ago, when then-President Truman fired General Douglas Macarthur, who was in charge of the US troops in the war in Korea. When finance capital (and other […]