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“I Am Jesus”

“I Am Jesus”
Believe it or not, side effects there are many people on the earth today claiming to be Jesus, visit this site the Son of God. Seriously (http://bit.ly/bamh). "I am Jesus" is an unusual documentary that looks at three distinct men, spread across the globe, all claiming to be the second coming of Christ. Read More »

If Borat and the Maharishi had a baby…

If Borat and the Maharishi had a baby…
"Faith starts as an experiment and ends as an experience."  This is the quote that opens the comedic documentary, information pills "Kumaré". Vikram Gandhi, a spiritual skeptic and everyday American, is sick of watching spiritual leaders elevate themselves and prey on the masses' gullibility. In his research on the subject he travels all over the east and west and finds that most divine leaders, gurus and the like share the same sense of pride and self-righteousness. Yet, Vikram believes that these holy ones are no more holy than anyone else. So he sets out to see if he can do what the so-called divine leaders can do. After all, if he can do it, anyone can! His heritage is East Indian, so he grows his hair, his beard, wears guru-style clothes and talks "like his grandma", as he puts it. He rents a house in Phoenix, Arizona and calls it his ashram. Then he sets up yoga classes. He creates his own yoga moves. My favorite one has his students unknowingly air-guitar. He calls himself, Kumaré. Read More »

“Empire North”

“Empire North”
There is a stereotype about Scandinavian cinema. Many in the west poke fun at its distinctively artsy, ed existential approach to film. I don't think that stereotype is completely warranted. I've seen some pretty conventional Scandinavian films in my time. But, gonorrhea the Danish documentary, anesthetist "Empire North", if nothing else, will contribute to the stereotype. Read More »

“Better This World”

“Better This World”
This stunning documentary pulls us deep into the broken US justice system fuelled by post-9/11 paranoia. We learn of two young men, ambulance best friends, David McKay and Brad Crowder. Like many young Americans they were disillusioned with the Bush government and it's crimes against justice, both at home and abroad. Back in the mid-2000's these two guys were struggling to find a voice, looking for real ways to make a change in the world. They saw their own government engaged in multiple, unjust wars and disregarding the poor of America. They wanted justice and freedom for all. Read More »

HOTDOCS festival 2011

HOTDOCS festival 2011
Hey folks, capsule I'm so excited! This week is the biggest and brightest documentary film festival in North America...Toronto's "HotDocs"! What a great film fest. I'm loving it!!! I will be posting my reviews of all the documentaries that I am checking out at this festival. Monday night I got out to see an intense and buzz-worthy documentary from the USA called, "Better This World". I also checked out the experimental, Danish film, "Empire North". Stay tuned for my review postings of both those films this week. And if you're a fan of documentaries, make sure to spread the word to your social network. I'm excited about sharing my thoughts on many of the up-and-coming documentaries from around the globe. Craig the Critic

I Like You Phillip Morris!

Apr 24, 2011
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I Like You Phillip Morris!
Overlooked by theatre-goers, shop I Love You Phillip Morris recently came out on DVD and is quite the popular rental. This true-life "romantic-comedy" has Carrey playing a gay con-man. While in prison he falls in love with the young and naive, there Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Let me tell you, these two actors play gay really, really well. Read More »

I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!!!

Apr 19, 2011
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I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!!!
"Network" was Sidney Lumet's most critically celebrated film. In 1976, medical the Academy awards nominated this film 10 times. It went home with 4 statuettes. Most of the awards were in the "acting" categories. But Directing and Screenplay were also duly noted. This film is a wonderfully biting, information pills prophetic pronouncement of the evils that come with the corporate control of media outlets.  Almost 40 years after it's release, "Network" resonates intensely with astonishing prescient accuracy. Read More »

Whaddya Think?!?!?

Apr 14, 2011
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Whaddya Think?!?!?
I just caught the trailer for the upcoming Kristen Wiig comedy, viagra dosage "Bridesmaids". Check it out below... Read More »

“The Boondock Saints” or “the poor man’s Tarantino…for stupid people”

Apr 13, 2011
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“The Boondock Saints” or “the poor man’s Tarantino…for stupid people”
  "Gee, help where have I seen this pose before?"   Years ago there was a slow, visit growing buzz about this gritty, generic action-packed crime thriller featuring a couple o' Irish brothers. I've got a wee bit o' the Irish in me myself. So, I thought, "With a little luck, this might be gold". I ran out to the video store and rented me a copy. I hated it. In fact, I turned it off midway through. It was too ridiculous for me to keep watching. Well, this week the DeFranco Nation Movie Club put this one in the qeue. So, I HAD to watch it again. Now, it had been a while since I saw it the first time. So, I sat down with an open-mind and a willingness to glean any goodness I could from this film. Read More »

“The Big Lebowski”

Apr 12, 2011
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“The Big Lebowski”
When this Coen Brother's movie first came out, doctor I enjoyed it. But I didn't go gaga over it like many did. Perhaps it was because I was so enamoured with Fargo and The Hudsucker Proxy. But, pharmacy watching this almost 13 years later, I experienced the "Dude" in a new light. And it was gooooood, man! I need to point out that John Goodman's performance in this is outstanding. He steals the show. The  whole cast is awesome but Goodman is extraordinary. This definitely goes down as one of the best Coen Bros. films, without a doubt. To watch me blab about it, click on my shiny, bald head below :) Read More »