Maggie Gyllenhaal

Right Wing Big Money Eyes Hollywood in Its Own Image

Right wing conservatives have long lambasted supposedly left-leaning Hollywood for making films that don’t espouse their values or worse, promote what they claim is a liberal-left political agenda. But now, they’re not getting mad, they’re getting even. Right-wing media multibillionaire Phil Anschutz appears to be leading the charge. He’s financed a film studio called Walden Media that is producing movies with a decidely right-wing political agenda. Walden’s second film, “Won’t Back Down,” debuted this weekend in about 2,500 theaters across the country. Not surprisingly, 20th Century Fox, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has the distribution deal....