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Boycott Cinemark? Theater Chain Blocks "Shame"

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • December 1, 2011 3:57 PM
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  • 21 Comments
Cinemark, the nation's third largest theater chain, is crippled by an old-fashioned conservative ideology that doesn't seem fitting with its function to screen the seventh art. According to the Los Angeles Times, Cinemark won't be booking Steve McQueen's blistering new film "Shame," because it has an NC-17 rating.

New Anti-Piracy Campaign Is Simplistic & Racist

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • November 30, 2011 10:03 AM
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  • 0 Comments
In the midst of the congressional battles over the Protect Ip Act, which many people--including me--believe will impinge on civil liberties and the freedom of the Internet, the White House is inadvertently taking sides with a new public relations campaign aimed at combating piracy through a strategy of demonization. According to a new PSA (see below), the government suggests buying pirated products aligns you with nefarious hispanic criminal gangs.

"Shame" Branded with NC-17; Will Distributor Embrace Rating?

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • October 26, 2011 3:26 AM
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  • 4 Comments
More: Censorship

Iran Bans "Absolutely Tame Is A Horse"; Forces Chicago Fest Cancellation

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • October 4, 2011 6:10 AM
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  • 0 Comments

Banned Chinese Filmmakers Persevere; "Suzhou River"'s Lou Ye Premieres Latest at Venice

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • September 1, 2011 1:42 AM
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  • 0 Comments

Piracy Fight: "Twilight" Distrib Summit Bites Pic Downloaders

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • August 5, 2011 11:00 AM
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  • 0 Comments

Is Internet Censorship Bill "Protect IP Act" Dead? Is Piracy Good or Bad for You?

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • July 19, 2011 2:40 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Tonight: Fighting Back Against New Proposed NYC Anti-Film Laws

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • July 19, 2007 5:24 AM
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  • 0 Comments
More: Censorship

"Massaker" Pulled from Area Theaters

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • November 20, 2006 8:28 AM
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  • 0 Comments

Ken Burns Vs. F.C.C. -- Censoring War on PBS

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • July 23, 2006 3:33 AM
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  • 1 Comment
More: Censorship, War

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