Shine A Light

If you’ve never seen The Rolling Stones in concert, then Shine A Light is a must see. If you have, then the film will alternately be thrilling, mesmerizing, rocking and, as most concert films are, occasionally dull. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Since Martin Scorsese directed it, one suspects that critics elsewhere were a bit too fawning in their…

Religulous

Comedian Bill Maher is informative, irreverent and dismissive in this funny, thought provoking semi-documentary about religion. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Maher believes that religion is one of the greatest scams that have ever been perpetuated by mankind and spends the entire film skewering Christians, Jews, Muslims, Mormons and, yes, Scientology. While he comes off as one sided when…

The Year of the Yao

The Year of the Yao follows seven-foot-six-inch Chinese basketball sensation Yao Ming through one of the most exciting rookie debuts in the NBA history. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Dramatically riveting, emotionally moving, humours and deeply humanitarian, The Year of the Yao is about more than sports; it?s about one young man’s pursuit of his dream, and about the…

Collapse, The Movie

From the acclaimed director of American Movie, comes this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert, a former Lost Angeles police officer turned independent reporter, (who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness, at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAyHIOg5aHk ?Sitting in a…

Religulious

Comedian Bill Maher is informative, irreverent and dismissive in this funny, thought provoking semi-documentary about religion. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Maher believes that religion is one of the greatest scams that has ever been perpetuated by mankind and spends the entire film skewering Christians, Jews, Muslims, Mormons and, yes, Scientology. While he comes off as one sided when…

The 11th Hour

Following up on Al Gore’s win of the Nobel peace Prize for his work on the environment, is The 11th Hour (narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio) an amazing documentary which describes the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how humanity has arrived at this moment; how we live, how we impact the earth’s…

Jackass Number Two

This sequel to the 2002 comedy film, Jackass: The Movie, welcomes back the entire main cast of the original, as well as the semi-regular cast members. Jackass Number Two also includes cameos by cult film directors John Waters, Jay Chandrasekhar and Mike Judge. Pro BMX rider Matt Hoffman and skater Tony Hawk both performed stunts….

Darwin’s Nightmare

Hubert Sauper’s acclaimed documentary is a compelling cautionary tale that clearly shows how, in this age of globalisation, things can easily evolve in the worst possible of unforeseen ways. Back in the 1960s someone poured some non-native fish into Lake Victoria. The profoundly predatory Nile Perch was far bigger than its native rivals and, in…

Joe Strummer ‘Let’s Rock Again’

Let’s Rock Again is a documentary about Joe Strummer, directed by his friend Dick Rude.’ Shot in the 18 months before Strummer passed away very unexpectedly in 2002. The film consists mostly of tour footage; providing daily glimpses of Strummer having conversations with friends, journalists, fans, and his band mates.¬†For a Strummer fan like myself,…

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