Ed Rampell

Ed Rampell was named after legendary CBS broadcaster Edward R. Murrow because of his TV exposes of Senator Joe McCarthy. Rampell majored in Cinema at Manhattan’s Hunter College and is an L.A.-based film historian/critic who co-organized the 2017 70th anniversary Blacklist remembrance at the Writers Guild theater in Beverly Hills and was a moderator at 2019’s “Blacklist Exiles in Mexico” filmfest and conference at the San Francisco Art Institute. Rampell co-presented “The Hollywood Ten at 75” film series at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and is the author of Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States and co-author of The Hawaii Movie and Television Book.    

High Noon at LA’s City Council

The Battle of UCLA: Inside the Class Struggle

The Iron Heel of the State at UCLA

Civil War, Alex Garland’s Gripping War Between the Cinematic States

Israelism Bucks Blind Faith in Israeli Occupation, Apartheid and “the Jewish Disneyland”

Los Alamos, Mon Amour: Gone with the Downwind

Suicide and the Novelist

Nuclear Power Plant is Ground Zero in SOS – THE SAN ONOFRE SYNDROME

Elite Twits: A Pinteresque Walk on the Wild Side

Better Red Than Dead

Hot on the Trail of the Traffickers

RFK Jr. , the Foe of Covid Lockdowns, Wants to Lock Out “Economic Migrants”

Unfriendly Skies: How AI, Neoliberalism and the Profit Motive Murdered 346 People

For Russia, With Love

A Choice of Evils

Richland: Smalltown Americana – With an Atomic Twist

The Hollywood Red Scare, 75 Years Later

The Fight Against Native American Mascoting

Emancipation, Hollywood’s Best Civil War Film Ever

Corsage, a Review

The Nasty Boy: Coming to Grips with Alleged Genocide in Israel

How Do You and Orson Welles Do that Voodoo that You Do So Well?

“Art Evokes Thought” in New Star-Studded Antifascist Film

The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales

Animal Rights and Wrongs: Off the Pigs!

Phillips’ Formula: The Art of Politicizing Noir on Page and Screen

In the Amazon, Political Power Grows Out of the Barrel of a Camera Lens

The Big Case: On the Trail of the Mole on the CIA’s 7th Floor

The Gospel According to Darwin

Oyez, Oyez, Oy Vey, The People’s Choice: Roe

Prosecute Trump for Treason

A New Film Inspired By the Murder of George Floyd

Anti-Abortions Fanatics’ Real Enemy is Sex

James Cromwell Vs. Starbucks

Ukrainian Actress Presents Antiwar Cinematic Stunner at SEEfest

Serving Two Masters: Mussolini’s Moviemaker and His Red Reels of Albanian Agitprop

The Industrial Workers of the World Ride Again

Ukraine Onscreen: The Lucky Ones

Paris When It Really Sizzles!

Will’s Smith’s Gift to Racists

From Russia, With Lust: Tolstoy Meets “Florida Man”

Hollywood Labor History

Greed is Us: Titans, The Rise of Wall Street

Revue Review: Stephen Sondheim’s Musical About Presidential Shooters is a “Hit”

Melancholy Danes: A Scandinavian Sunset Blvd

Onokhov of the North: Coming of Age in Chukotka

​Red Alert: The Redhead, the Red Scare and Aaron Sorkin’s Big Lie Caught Red-handed

The “Hellraising Humanitarian” on “Dreaming a New Dream”

Remembering My Time With Bishop Tutu

The Young Lords Ride Again