Movies

Larry Flynt vs. God

Movie | In this latest Oliver Stone fantasy flick, guess who wins?
by Pamela Johnson
Posted 2/01/97, 12:00 am

The People vs. Larry Flynt is producer Oliver Stone's retort to critics of his pornographic, violent, and historically distorted films. Painting pornographer Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, as a hero and defender of the First Amendment, Mr. Stone campaigns for a lopsided form of freedom of speech while sticking it to conservative citizens, officers of the law, judges, ministers, and anyone who draws the line at obscenity and libel.

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TV & Film: Angels everywhere

Video | But some of these media angels are a lot lower than others
by Pamela Johnson
Posted 1/18/97, 12:00 am

&quotWe are merely reflecting the culture&quot--that is the most commonly heard comeback of television and film executives charged with the promotion of tasteless productions. Networks and studios often have ignored the significant part of our culture that still respects religion, but they are finally making good on their claim to follow their audiences: Screens of the mid-1990s are showing productions that aspire to &quotfaith and values."

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Another Xmas movie Xtravaganza

Movie | Puppies, toys, basketball, and Borgs--but Christ is X'd out of these Christmas-season films
by Pamela Johnson
Posted 12/14/96, 12:00 am

Studios have rolled out no less than 40 eXtravagant, eXtraordinary, eXcessive Xmas-season films this year, and every one of them misses the Messiah.

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