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Forward 13: Waking up the American Dream

Forward 13: Waking up the American Dream

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forward 13: Waking up the American Dream is a documentary about a homeowner who is just fed up with the system. The system to which I refer is the home loan modification system that only works, it seems, to put homeowners further in debt and eventually in a foreclosure state. Caught in the wake of […]

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Citizenfour

Citizenfour

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Citizenfour is the last and latest piece in filmmaker’s Laura Poitras ‘New American Century’ trilogy. The preceding films, My Country, My Country and The Oath, examined U.S. life and policy in the post-9/11 world. Citizenfour is no different. Like her focus on the Iraqi occupation and Guantanamo Bay, Poitras now takes aim at government surveillance […]

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Evolution of a Criminal

Evolution of a Criminal

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Evolution of a Criminal, which is a documentary about 16-year-old Darius Clark Monroe’s brush with the law in a way that is so astonishing and flabbergasting, is a film that sort of stays with you. This powerful and award-winning film opens in New York on October 10; Los Angeles on October 17; and other U.S. […]

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Advanced Style

Advanced Style

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

As I watched Advanced Style, I was reminded of a wonderful saying by George Bernard Shaw, in that “Youth is a wonderful thing and its a crime to waste it on children”. It is this very notion that we see on the big screen, as we’re given an insight into the grace, elegance and charm […]

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Finding Fela!

Finding Fela!

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Renowned Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones’ work in bringing the life and times of iconic Nigerian musician Fela Kuti to the Broadway stage is detailed in a documentary due to premiere at the Music Box Theatre on Chicago’s North Side on September 12. Finding Fela! is Emmy Award-winning Alex Gibney’s documentary, and it details Fela’s […]

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The Television-Styled Puff Piece Called Life Itself

The Television-Styled Puff Piece Called Life Itself

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Life Itself (2014) is a documentary about the late and great film critic Roger Ebert.  Rather than focusing on his life, as its title implies it will, the film focuses on his death.  It opens with footage of Ebert in the midst of his last battle in the war against cancer.  Steve James, the director of Life […]

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Moebius

Moebius

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kim Ki-Duk is one of the most well-known South Korean directors in the world, thanks largely to his willingness to embrace controversy by depicting extremes of human behavior. Some of his past films have drawn attention for being difficult to watch for various reasons (including brutal depictions of violence and uncomfortable sexual themes), earning him […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I try to avoid Michael Bay’s attempts to profit through the rape and pillage of my childhood, but a morbid curiosity left me on the fence about seeing the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie until my brother convinced me that it wasn’t that bad and that he actually really enjoyed it.  I now assume […]

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Not Another Happy Ending

Not Another Happy Ending

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The seventh law of Doctor Who Fandom states that when a former cast member of the sci-fi series goes on to do a new movie or television series, the fan will watch.  This was basically my only reason for volunteering to review Not Another Happy Ending, which stars Karen Gillan as Jane, a young novelist […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Its been a very long time since I’ve wanted to see a film again, right after I finished laying eyes upon it. Great films manage to resonate with you, whether its because of the characters, the dialog or the setting that manages to captivate and encapsulate everything that you love about film. While I’ve been […]

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