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Christian Toto

Christian Toto is the Assistant Editor at Big Hollywood. Before joining Big Hollywood, he contributed to Pajamas Media, Human Events, the Washington Times, The Daily Caller, and Box Office Magazine. His film reviews can be heard on the nationally syndicated Dennis Miller Show.
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When Eco-Terrorists Attack

Saturday, July 9th, 2011 - by Christian Toto

The ELF lied, buildings died. A review of If a Tree Falls.

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New Doc on Gray Lady Ignores Paper’s Institutional Bias

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 - by Christian Toto

Pay no attention to the donkey in the room — Page One: Inside the New York Times certainly doesn't.

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Ann Coulter Gets ‘Demonic’

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 - by Christian Toto

Yet another pull-no-punches tract from the Right’s Queen of Mean. (Also read Andrew Klavan: Now I Am Happy.)

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David Mamet Demolishes the Left’s Sacred Cows

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 - by Christian Toto

The author may be making up for lost time with his new book, The Secret Knowledge, but to conservative readers it’s a pleasure to be in the company of a man who can state their agenda in such plainspoken, and endlessly biting, terms. (And don't miss Roger L. Simon's review of Mamet's book here.)

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Midnight in Woodyland

Sunday, May 29th, 2011 - by Christian Toto

Woody Allen’s latest effort is a love letter to both Paris and the director's own earlier, funnier movies. It also sees fit to mock Republicans and tea partiers.

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Robert Redford’s Accidental Anti-Obama Narrative

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - by Christian Toto

It's a safe bet Robert Redford didn’t imagine that The Conspirator, his anti-military tribunal film, would hit theaters shortly after Obama gave the A-OK for such trials to address terrorists in American custody.

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Paul Is Brain-Dead

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 - by Christian Toto

The new comedy is aggressively anti-Christian despite the protestations of its cast members.

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Even the Rain: Sketches of Spanish Agitprop

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 - by Christian Toto

Right from the start, when its dedication to the memory of Howard Zinn flashes on the screen, a new Spanish celluloid import wears its anti-capitalism on its sleeve.

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HBO’s Reagan — Where’s the Rest of Him?

Monday, February 7th, 2011 - by Christian Toto

HBO serves up a textbook case of documentary bias masquerading as an honest assessment of a transformative president.

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A Few New Year’s Resolutions for the MSM

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 - by Christian Toto

Some helpful tips before the legacy media's next story goes unexpectedly so awry.

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Casino Jack Depicts Abramoff as Flawed but Human

Friday, December 24th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Casino Jack entertains first and foremost, something most other recent hyper-liberal Hollywood polemics couldn’t be bothered to do.

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Client 9: Spitzer Snoozer

Friday, November 26th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

It took an Oscar-winning filmmaker to somehow turn the Eliot Spitzer mega-scandal into a snooze fest of a documentary. And a morally repellent one at that.

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Gerrymandering: The Motion Picture

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - by Christian Toto

It’s important to get the topic on the minds of voters today — and tomorrow.

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Can a Bill O’Reilly Book Titled Pinheads and Patriots Actually Be Nuanced?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Here’s a new drinking game — down a shot every time O’Reilly writes “I may be wrong” in his new book.

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Waiting for ‘Superman’: One of the Most Persuasive Documentaries You Will See

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Alternately heartbreaking and joyous, the film is a testament to the power of education and a critique of the adults who too often stand in the way.

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New Documentary on Pat Tillman Is a Blindside Tackle

Monday, October 4th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

The real Pat Tillman didn't want to be a recruitment tool, but in the hands of the director of The Tillman Story, he became a tool for those eager to swat the Bush administration, an irony lost on everyone involved.

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Money Never Sleeps … but then, Neither Does Rust

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps reminds us of greed’s siren call, but it’s equally prescient about fading directors who refuse to let their past works live on in our memories.

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The Looming Documentary: HBO’s My Trip to Al-Qaeda

Sunday, September 12th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

It isn’t a simple case of “why do they hate us?” as this flawed but engrossing documentary hosted by Pulitzer-winning author Lawrence Wright explains. It’s more about why they hate their own lives and why they think a supposedly noble death as a suicide bomber is their only escape.

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Machete: the B-Movie as Bloated Illegal Immigration Agitprop

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Machete features more political speeches than the Democratic National Convention, and a tone that resembles an Air America broadcast.

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Countdown to Zero: Apocalypse Soon

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

How the producer of An Inconvenient Truth learned to start worrying and hate the bomb.

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Hefner Documentary Intrigues, but Rarely Critiques

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel fawns over the icon, rarely investigating his darker side or his detractors.

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The Lottery Makes a Strong Statement About Charter Schools

Friday, July 23rd, 2010 - by Christian Toto

An interview with the flimmaker behind the new documentary that highlights the desperation of parents and children affected by school choice — or the lack thereof.

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Cronkite, Rather, Thomas: Another Media-Anointed ‘Legend’ Reveals True Colors

Saturday, June 12th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

As if they needed any more evidence, the public yet again sees the reality of our self-reverential, untrustworthy mainstream media.

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Limbaugh Bio: Essential Reading for Dittoheads

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Christian Toto

Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One gets close to the man who simultaneously rallies the conservative base and drives Democratic presidents to distraction.

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USA and UK on HBO: The Special Relationship; Not-So-Special TV

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Christian Toto

At times, The Special Relationship feels like it’s pining for a 2012 "Hillary for President" campaign, but it does remind viewers how much friendlier America's relations with England were in the pre-Obama era.

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