Ed Rampell: In a very sensitive yet often droll way Piano sets out to explore what made Oscar’s inner mental metronome tick.
Ed Rampell: Armed with firearms and a law book, back in 1966 Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale boldly patrolled Oakland’s mean streets, confronting the police over their treatment – or mistreatment – of Blacks.
Ed Rampell: With its depiction of inter-tribal warfare between competing villages, Tanna dispels the simplistic notion that “primitive” people living in a state of nature inhabited problem-free paradises.
Ed Rampell: Anatahan is about a group of castaway Japanese men who – after their ship is sunk by the Allies in the Western Pacific – are stranded in 1944 on that 13 square mile isle located 65 miles north of Saipan.
Ed Rampell: Most of this Pentagon boondoggle and giveaway to urban police departments and local sheriffs has gone towards battling protesters exercising their First Amendment rights, drug suspects and other run-of-the-mill criminals.