Red Phoenix

Review of “Extract”

Basic Plot Extract, written and directed by Mike Judge, involves the personal and business struggles of a small business factory owner named Joel Reynolds (Jason Bateman) as he tries to sell his extract business to the General Mills corporation. There… Read More ›

Rwanda, Zaire & Sudan

“Out of Iraq, Into Darfur”: Humanitarian or Warmongering? The ongoing campaign for intervention in Sudan has resulted in the reduction of a complex political problem to a morality tale populated by villains and victims. Newspaper and television reports are a… Read More ›

Review of “Avatar”

(Warning: Minor Spoilers) Avatar, the latest film by James Cameron, lives up to the hype. Throughout James Cameron’s career he has created blockbuster after blockbuster, from Aliens in 1986 to the famous Titanic in 1997. Cameron’s movies usually are long,… Read More ›

Obama’s War Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize has always been a joke. Alfred Nobel was a 19th century military-industrialist who invented dynamite as a weapon. He was called the “Merchant of Death” throughout his career. The fact that he used his fortune to… Read More ›