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DVDanger: Supremacy
A timely and tragic depiction of intolerance and bigotry
DAILY Screens  April 25, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...The roots of hate are twisted and deep, and they are never easily separated, pruned, or transplanted. That's the terrifying message of Supremacy...."

Smash Structural White Supremacy
Postmarks  March 23, 2018
"...Dear Editor, Both structural and individual racism and white supremacy explains why the Austin Police Department did not initially suspect a racist white American male engaged in domestic terrorism when the first bombs killed three Black and Brown people. Instead, Austin Police first engaged in a “blame-the-victim” assault suggesting that one of the Black victims was actually making a bomb when it accidentally exploded. Then when the Latina was killed, the White Supremacist Austin Police suspected a drug cartel. Come on. Now that the domestic terrorist is revealed to be a racist, Christian home-schooled, young white male – a self-described psychopath – who opposed abortion and homosexuality yet thought it a good idea to get rid of the sex offender registry (?!) AND who was associated with survivalists, one must wonder: Will the Austin Police Department update its suspect profiling criteria and methodology as well as assisting the FBI and other law enforcement in doing the same thing? Had the APD not been paralyzed from the outset by structural and individual racism and white supremacy, it is AT LEAST CONCEIVABLE the domestic terrorist, Mark Conditt, could have been identified and apprehended earlier – than, say, if the PD was looking for drug cartels or something – thus eliminating weeks of outright terror inflicted on Austin through police white supremacy, incompetence, and outright stupidity. And need it be asked, had the bombs had gone off in West Austin or Northwest Hills, whether the APD response would have been vastly different and immediate? Structural White Supremacy in the Austin and other law enforcement agencies needs to be smashed into a thousand pieces the way President John F..."

The Bourne Supremacy
Matt Damon is a superb action hero but he spends too much time alone in this sequel.
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Film Review  July 23, 2004, by Kimberley Jones
"...The reins to the sequel have been handed over to Irish filmmaker Paul Greengrass, coming off of the superlative, docudrama-like Bloody Sunday. He’s carried over elements of that film’s cinema verité approach to The Bourne Supremacy – all herky-jerky camera movements and no pussyfooting around with the interior lives of these characters..."

One State Leader Condemns White Supremacy; The Other Does Not.
Who didn’t? You guessed it: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
DAILY News  August 14, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...But here in Texas, only one state leader, moderate Republican House Speaker Joe Straus, directly condemned white supremacy by name. His counterpart in the Senate, the right-wing Lt..."

Not "Off-White" Enough?
Why Mexic-Arte left one piece out of its "YLA 22" exhibition
DAILY Arts  August 26, 2017, by Victoria Mycue
"...This summer, Mexic-Arte Museum presented its 22nd annual Young Latino Artists exhibition, and it took its usual pride in showcasing work by important emerging artists. But it took an unusual step in declining to present a piece by one of this year's participants on the grounds that it could be construed as supporting white supremacy...."

The Grandmaster
Visual master Wong Kar-Wai tells the story of the legendary martial-arts practitioner and teacher Ip Man.
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Film Review  August 30, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...It’s a helluva story, to be sure, opening with Ip Man (played by Wong regular Tony Leung Chiu Wai, seemingly ageless, endlessly placid-smiled) at his ascension in the 1930s as a leading light of the Wing Chun fighting style in the Southern provinces, who is tapped to challenge the North for martial-arts supremacy. After Ip Man and the retiring Northern grandmaster dally, the latter’s daughter, Gong Er (the tiny, potent Zhang Ziyi), challenges Ip to an honor match, and the two parry and thrust in a magnetic pas de deux that will spark a chaste bond that carries them through a decade marked by war, vendetta, ruin, and redemption...."

The King's Speech
Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter act up a royal storm in this movie about King George VI of Great Britain overcoming his speech impediment.
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Film Review  December 24, 2010, by Marc Savlov
"...This is a knowing, sincere, and beautifully shot film that, unlike Frears' Queen, takes on the meatiest slabs of dark history and renders these curtsy-courting Balmoralians as something other than figureheads. Can you imagine a time when the British Empire – and by extension, everything – was in peril, and the entire future of humanity rested on one slipshod and timorous tongue? It happened in a flash that went on to last six grueling years, but The King's Speech brings a country's amorphous fear of war and a sudden king's dread of his hesitant supremacy into perfect, uncommon focus...."

The Bourne Ultimatum
The third film in this series is the best one yet about the rogue CIA spook with the memory of a goldfish.
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Film Review  August 3, 2007, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...Which makes The Bourne Ultimatum – the third in the Robert Ludlum-penned series about Jason Bourne (Damon), the rogue CIA spook with impossibly broad shoulders and the memory of a goldfish – such an achievement. Not only is it considerably better than 2002's The Bourne Identity, but director Greengrass (United 93, Bloody Sunday) even bests his own excellent The Bourne Supremacy, creating a true action thriller that’s far closer to art than it probably has any right to be..."

SXSW Film Review: Alt-Right: Age of Rage
Doc is a serviceable primer on white supremacy for the uninformed
DAILY SXSW  March 11, 2018, by Kahron Spearman
"...Adam Bhala Lough's doc, Alt-Right: Age of Rage, won't greatly illuminate the workings of white supremacy for the already attuned, but it will acquaint casual viewers with a fuller view of supremacists and their ideological opposition...."

Point Austin: What History Teaches
Charlottesville resistance an inspiration here and everywhere
News Column  August 17, 2017, by Michael King
"...Whether they do depends in part on broad public resistance, and one growing evidence of that resistance is the movement to remove the monuments to Confederate "heroes" – primarily erected during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras as symbolic means of reinforcing white supremacy. It was the fate of one such monument, dedicated to Robert E..."

Exploring the Auteurs of Early Black Cinema
AFS screens rare and influential selections from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Screens Story  February 16, 2017, by Kahron Spearman
"...Micheaux's then-highly controversial opus requires even closer introspection, including eye-opening observations of racial identities and white supremacy, mixed-race relational outcomes of the period, peonage, black romance and masculinity, and wanton racial violence via lynching and rape. Yet even with the landmark achievements and literate provocations, arguably the most essential scenes belong to a supporting actor, a preacher named Old Ned, portrayed by an unknown player..."

Learning the Hard Way That Police and Democratic Socialists Rarely Mix
CLEAT alum Danny Fetonte's resignation from the Austin DSA raises questions for the local chapter
News Story  October 12, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Beyond the four to six years he spent at CLEAT, Fetonte cites his 34 years of activism stretching from time spent in high school with the Student Nonviolent Coord­in­at­ing Committee to an arrest this summer at the governor's office during a sit-in against anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4. "My activities in solving problems never changed my opposition to white supremacy or homophobia," he wrote..."

Page Three: Trump and the Co-opting of “Alt”
If "alt-left" means "anti-Nazi," count us in
Columns  August 17, 2017, by Kimberley Jones
"...15 press conference. After Monday's attempt to rectify his shockingly ineffectual and deeply offensive response in the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville domestic terror attack, when he failed to call out white supremacy by its name and scolded "both sides" for the deadly event, Trump reverted on Tuesday to his initial stance: "I think there is blame on both sides." Pressed by a reporter, Trump responded, "When you say the alt-right..."

The 5th Wave
Chloë Grace Moretz battles Earth's fifth wave of alien attacks
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Film Review  January 29, 2016, by Steve Davis
"...Think of it as the apocalyptic version of the plagues in the Book of Exodus, but with the good guys and bad guys reversed. The fifth wave, strangely enough, is (spoiler alert, as if it matters) the military conscription of children to unwittingly kill the world’s few remaining adult survivors, a mystifying strategy given the otherworldly invaders’ unquestionable supremacy over their mortal prey..."

A Matter of Intent
Attorney representing Jackson's family optimistic about civil trial
News Story  November 5, 2015, by Chase Hoffberger
"...It's a provision referred to in the U.S. Consti­tu­tion's Supremacy Clause immunity...."

Kleinert's Case Dismissed
Judge grants former APD Detective immunity in Larry Jackson shooting
DAILY News  October 29, 2015, by Chase Hoffberger
"...In a 27-page opinion, Judge Yeakel concluded that the state’s assertion that Kleinert should not be entitled to Supremacy Clause immunity because Kleinert’s interactions were not within his federal-task-force duties is not concurrent with the law, and that “by virtue of Kleinert’s deputation, he was authorized to investigate federal crimes committed in his presence...."

Point Austin: Racism and Heroism
Reflecting on the Charleston massacre
News Column  June 25, 2015, by Michael King
"...I lean toward the educational sentiments of Prof. Edmund "Ted" Gordon ("Written in Stone," May 29), that whatever happens to the statues, even more important is "understanding what they mean and what they symbolize in the context of the construction of what we now have at the University of Texas." There is an unbroken line from veneration of the Confederacy and its founding principle – white supremacy – to the fanatical Charleston attack, and we need to know and understand those connections. The True Heritage..."

Kleinert a Fed?
Former detective argues he should be tried in federal court
News Story  April 16, 2015, by Amy Kamp
"...However, the defense Kleinert seeks to assert has its roots in the Constitution, making the question of removal one that must be answered by following established legal precedent. The supremacy clause of the Constitution provides that federal laws trump state when there's a conflict between the two..."

A Conversation With Steve Stoute & Dan Charnas
Music Story  March 2, 2012, by Chase Hoffberger
"..."When I talk about crossover, I'm not talking about mixing it up, which is what guys like Nelly and Snoop did," he says, referring to Nelly's 2006 collaboration with country hit-factory Tim McGraw and Snoop Dogg's 2008 blues choker "My Medicine." "I'm talking about a system of white supremacy whereby a black artist, in order to get any mainstream exposure, has to change their musical style or whiten up their music. Nelly was already a pop star when he made that song..."

Bridesmaids
The "wedding industrial complex" is under siege in this funny new comedy written by Kristen Wiig.
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Film Review  May 13, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...This is comedy inspired by character – in revivifying contrast to the usual character-shoehorned-into-comic-set-piece mentality – and Wiig and her cowriter, Annie Mumolo, are confident enough with the material to take it seriously. Competition between women, the jockeying they do for best-friend supremacy, and the subtle, aching rifts that develop when one friend, moving on to a new stage of life, leaves the other one behind are all touched on here with a light but incisive hand..."

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