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.    

The Young Lords Ride Again

A Great American Author of Proletarian Literature is Ready for His Close Up

Imperialist Imbecility: The Man Who Shot Salvador Allende?

The Murky Politics of Film Noir

Afghanistan’s Armageddon 20 Years After 9/11 Offers Foreign Policy Choices: Groundhog Day or Imperial Reckoning?

Trial By Fire: Too Hot to Handle?

Bend It Like Megan: Will World Cup Winners Also Become Equality’s Champs in LFG?

In the Crosswind

Armageddon Then: Candid Doc Brings the War in the Pacific Home

Do We Need a New Deal for Artists Today?

Chasing Ghosts, The Life and Art of Bill Traylor

The Envelope Please: Darnella Frazier Deserves an Academy Award

The Jackie Robinson of Architecture

Panther Gunfight at a Not-So-O.K. Corral

All Power to the Pictures! Judas and the Black Messiah

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Trump’s Bombast

Meet the New FDR – Franklin DONALD Roosevelt?

The Advocates

Lone Wolf Antifa in New Anti-Neo-Nazi German Film

A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits

Titus Andronicus: Down With the Republic!

The Hottest Seats in Hell

Last Tango in Kabul

Great Caesar’s Ghost!: A Specter Haunts Hollywood in the Coen’s Anti-Anti-Commie Goofball Comedy

45 Years: A Rumination on Aging

The Witch-Hunters And Bloodsuckers Are Still Among Us

General Nat, the Black Spartacus: Straight Outta Southhampton

The Sounds of Sondheim

The Exit Interview (An Existential Comedy)

An Interview with Richard Wolff