Active Measures (2018)
September 8, 2018 5:31 PM - Subscribe

Active Measures chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the American presidential election of 2016. Filmmaker Jack Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladimir Putin to disrupt, and ultimately control world events. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House.
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NYtimes: We’re told of extortion by Russia, through sex tapes and similar means, to get what it wants. And, through it all, Mr. Bryan returns to Mr. Trump, whose businesses he connects again and again to Russian money.

Vanity Fair: How Jack Bryan parlayed rich-kid know-how into Active Measures, the very first feature-length doc about Trump and Russia.

Hollywood Reporter: Jack Bryan's documentary delivers a comprehensive account of Russia's efforts to interfere in our presidential election.

RogerEbert.com: I’d more than welcome a rebuttal film from the other side of the aisle, provided it contains the same level of in-depth research—and no, Dinesh D’Souza’s latest flimsily assembled pack of lies doesn’t count. Bryan’s film has set a formidably high bar for anyone seeking to refute the notion of Russian collusion in the election of Trump.

The Guardian: While there’s an impressive roster of talking heads, including Hillary Clinton, this exhaustive documentary struggles to move past outrage.

Variety: A follow-the-money documentary traces the corrupt connection between Donald Trump and Russia, which the movie fills in with timely acuity.

Village Voice: By coming on so strong, so fevered, Bryan achieves the dubious feat of making his host of documented facts, reasonable inferences, and alarming subjects for further research all seem seem less persuasive than if they had been presented more soberly.
posted by el io at 10:27 PM on September 8 [1 favorite]


The filmmakers claim that Russia 1st had its eye on using our dictator as a puppet when he married Ivana.
posted by brujita at 1:29 PM on September 15


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