Film

The Unknown Known – Errol Morris

The Unknown Known – Errol Morris

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Unknown Known is a ‘Rumsfeld Rule’, meaning “there are things we think we know, but turns out we do not.” The flip side of the  phrase reads “the absence of evidence does not mean the evidence of absence.” That was the maxim used to indicate “overwhelming evidence” of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. […]

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

For better or worse, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed the landscape of the superhero genre and has done things unlike any other film series in cinematic history. Where things began with the first Iron Man film in 2008, culminated into a epic comic book extravaganza in 2012′s The Avengers. Now, two years after The […]

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The Nut Job

The Nut Job

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

I wasn’t actually aware that Universal Studios made animated films.  I had to google what else they’ve done, and nothing on the list stood out to me except for their early efforts with Land Before Time and An American Tail.  Those are quire reminiscent of my childhood, but Universal has spent the 25 years since […]

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Alien Abduction

Alien Abduction

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a filmmaking technique, found footage is dead.  What once seemed like a comment a technologically obsessed, intellectually deficient generation has been transformed – aptly enough – into a shallow delivery system for cheap thrills for low-budget filmmakers.  Don’t have enough money for lights?  Low light cameras are a dime a dozen.  Production design?  Who […]

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Campaign of Hate:  Russia and Gay Propaganda

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the Winter Olympics behind us, many have already started to forget about the controversial laws passed by Russia against homosexuals leading up to the games.  This documentary looks at the struggles of homosexuals in Russia today and throughout history. Like with all of Breaking Glass Pictures’ releases, I didn’t get a proper DVD release […]

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Forgetting the Girl

Forgetting the Girl

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you hadn’t seen the poster or DVD cover of Forgetting the Girl before popping it in your DVD player, you would probably not realize it is a sort of horror movie until well into its running time. The film takes the shape of a confessional right from the beginning, with its lead character directly […]

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47 Ronin

47 Ronin

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Universal Pictures’ rendition of 47 Ronin is quite possibly the most beautiful, hollow and poorly written film in the history of cinema. One of the most famous tales of revenge in the world, has been turned into Hollywood fodder, in which this dutiful tale is reduced to fluff. The film stars Keanu Reeves as Kai, […]

Angry Nazi Zombies

Angry Nazi Zombies

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Well folks, there’s good news and bad news regarding Angry Nazi Zombies. First, the good news: Angry Nazi Zombies is not actually a full-length feature about angry Nazi zombies. It is actually an anthology of short micro budget horror films all set during World War II and shot in the UK, and originally released there […]

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Home

Home

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

First-time director Jono Oliver brings to life a brilliant movie that covers the issue of mental health in such a soft, caring way that allows The Wire actor Gbenga Akinnagbe to shine. It is rare that a film from a first-time director receives one award but when a feature is honored with 15 substantive awards, […]

Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse

Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am no fan of police officers.  This is based on my limited encounters and with the wide array of anecdotes and news stories revolving around the despicable abuse of power and institutional cover up that routinely occurs within various law enforcement agencies.  But even though I could pull out endless tales of police corruption […]

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