Tag Archives: Middle East

Russell Hustles Energy in American Hustle

American Hustle

I was kicking myself for missing American Hustle (2013) when it was in theatres, so I rushed to buy my own copy the day of its release.  I’m still kicking myself but I finally watched it (twice), and through ten … Read More

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ARGO brings Hollywood and Coal Together

2012, Warner Bros.

ARGO (2012) is nominally about geopolitical entanglement in the Middle East, including several references to oil.  However, it also makes an insightful observation about coal. In the 36th minute, Lester Siegel (a famous movie director played by Alan Arkin), makes … Read More

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ARGO Stands for “Another Really Gripping Oil” Movie

2012, Warner Bros.

I finally watched ARGO (2012), which is a gripping film about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis and the 2013 Best Picture Academy Award Winner. The movie—produced by George Clooney and Ben Affleck—addresses US entanglement in Iranian governance through an openly … Read More

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