The Promise

A few films have tried, but none have really succeeded on a large scale, in doing justice to the story of the Armenian genocide on the big screen. We can add The Promise to that unfortunate list. This handsomely mounted period drama has sweeping epic aspirations, yet tends to downplay its historical context in favor […]


GET OUT of my Country

Racism is so deeply embedded in this country not because of the racist right-wing radicals who practice it openly, it exists because of the silence and hurt feelings of liberal America. In 2016, writer John Metta published a sobering op-ed, originally given as a sermon, about the insidious nature of systemic racism titled I, Racist. […]