Archive for January, 2011


No, I’m not talking about the Facebook movie, but instead have a look at some of the shorts and documentaries. These look notable…

The Warriors of Qiugang

A rural Chinese village is being poisoned by an out of control industrial invasion. People are dying. The village will fight back. Powerful stuff.

See the trailers for all of these at the links provided.


A dramatic and terrifying revisiting of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

Sun Come Up

An island nation is sinking, and the people must flee. The only place nearby is a dangerous land torn apart by civil war. Will their culture die out, and will they go extinct as a result of Global Warming?

Poster Girl

A female veteran renounces war and killing. Some profound guilt is evidenced.

Let’s Pollute

Looks like a fun satirical take on the old educational cartoons. In this case it’s pro-pollution, pro-industrialization.

And lastly…

Killing In the Name

This one: I don’t know about. In a world of hyped propaganda about terrorism, I’m not very receptive to yet another anti-Muslim extremism slanted product, produced and championed by westerners.

From the trailer, we see that Killing in the name of GOD completes the title. Whenever I see these I need to remind myself that western militaries are also killing, and are quite a bit more efficient about it. Magnitudes. Epochs ahead.

Trailers like this tend to presnt Muslim extremists as the greatest threat to the world in existence. Of course Donald Rumsfeld likened going after Al Qaeda to “swatting flies.”

I think, essentially what’s missing in these anti-Muslim hit pieces is the larger reality. The greatest Big Lie of the modern age here in America is that western, white people “terrorism” does not exist. By constantly pointing the finger outward, and at the strange outsideer enemies, the finger never gets turned back around.

While western militaries may not explicitly be “killing in the name of God,” (although individual motives could be debated) the terrorism of “homicide bombers”, and two thousand pound bombs, and five hundred pound bombs, and Mother of All Bombs, and uranium munitions, and hellfire missiles, and “Predator” and “Reaper” drones, and white phosphorous, and torture and more torture and yet more torture, and assassinations, and partnering with mass-murdering warlords and drug lords, and death squads all tend to “terrorize” a hell of a lot of people around the world.

But, hey, I thought “we” were supposed to be against terrorism?

If “their” terrorism is morally unacceptable… then so is yours.

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One of my favorite movies of the last 5 years. MicMacs is from acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

This film is a must-see for anyone who loves cinema. Jeunet has been an icon with films like Amelie, The City of Lost Children and Delicatessen. His works are highly stylized and appear ageless, a blend of modern technique and a classic color palette.


Six top directors discuss vision, battling with actors and the MPAA.

Which sex scenes did the MPAA force Lisa Cholodenko to cut for The Kids Are All Right? Why hasn’t Peter Weir made a studio film since 2003? And does David O. Russell really regret feuding with George Clooney on the set of Three Kings? Those were among the hot topics at the final roundtable in The Hollywood Reporter’s annual series. Cholodenko, Weir (The Way Back), Russell (The Fighter), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) and Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) got together Nov. 13 for an hourlong discussion at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood.

Gerald Celente has an exceptional record predicting trends and monitoring significant global developments. I would call this a must-see.

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Alfred Smith built a Hollywood blockbuster empire.

Al’s also reached the end of his lifespan. Fortunately, Al is sought out by a very eager pharmaceutical salesman peddling a “Fountain of Youth” nano-tech drug treatment.

For this experimental medicine, Al must agree to the pharmaceutical salesman’s movie deal. Al then awakens with his clock reset, transformed into a young man again. But in this form he doesn’t actually exist. Al becomes completely reliant upon the pharmaceutical salesman — now a movie director — to secure his identity as his own son.

Glitches in the treatment threaten Al such that he cannot be certain if brain damage has set in or if he’s now entered the realm of the supernatural.

Chapter One

Not Just a Game (2010)

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This comes by way of Kevin Gosztola at OpEd News. The film’s official website is here.


This came in:


I am a filmmaker whose documentary: American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals takes a non-partisan look at the 2 political ideologies. My co-producer or I would be happy to write an article for your blog about our experiences making the documentary and what we’ve learned about it. I’m currently updating the website, so please excuse the fact it needs some polishing:

best regards,
simone fary, co-producer AF