Rich Monetti

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Bruno Sammartino: A Hero Long Before WWE Wrestling
2 years ago
Facing George “the animal” Steele, Gorilla Monsoon, Bobo Brazil or being the last one standing in the 22 Man Battle Royale in Los Angeles are pre WWE wrestling instances that all amount to just anothe...
Eye in the Sky Brings Drone Warfare Home
2 years ago
According to a 2015 report from The Intercept, nearly 90% of people killed by drone warfare were not the intended target. But Barack Obama’s cool made the cognitive dissonance so easy that his support...
Nightmare on Elm Street Documentary Screams for Recognition of Gay Rights Struggle
2 years ago
To Roman Chimienti, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge thoroughly awoke his nascent horror movies undertone. So while the second installment slashed the shallow plot lines of the genre (and...
American Graffiti and the California Strip – What a Coming of Age Vision
2 years ago
When I first saw American Graffiti back in high school, it stood a very short generation removed from me in 1981 and seemed entirely plausible to its 1962 coming of age setting. But watching it last n...
Ato Essandoh of BBC America’s Copper Takes Pride in Role of Real Life African American Civil War Doctor
2 years ago
Ato Essandoh is (or was?) one of these character actors who’s face you definitely know but come without name recognition. Movie roles in blockbuster films like Blood Diamond and Hitch have been freque...
Post Apartheid in South Africa Film Received Much Accolade but Critics Probably Read the Book
2 years ago
Roger Ebert deemed Disgrace a rare movie whose characters are uncompromisingly themselves, flawed, stubborn, vulnerable, and after reading a number of reviews that provide corroborating insight on pos...