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The Best 11 of Two Thousand-11!

The Best 11 of Two Thousand-11!

We are well into the new year and there are a lot of great films I’m looking forward to (can you say, order “The Dark Knight Rises”???). But, troche lately I’ve been busy recalling all the different movies I saw this past year. So, salve with this post I’d like to celebrate what I considered to be the best of the best of 2o11. Unfortunately, I was not able to see all the films I wanted to. So this list represents my 11 favourite films of 2011, that I actually watched (and in no particular order)… Read More »

The Essence of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Aug 17, 2011
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The Essence of Rock ‘n’ Roll

I recently had the opportunity to catch the celebrated documentary, clinic Lemmy, focusing on the iconic master of heavy metal. This 63 year old rock veteran is still kickin’ out the jams and living like there’s no tomorrow. Read More »

“Resurrect Dead: the mystery of the Toynbee tiles”

“Resurrect Dead: the mystery of the Toynbee tiles”

Have you ever heard of the mystery of the Toynbee Tiles? Me neither. That is until I saw, there Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. This quirky documentary was featured at Toronto’s Hotdocs festival 2011. The subject matter is bizarre. Justin Duerr, pharm the central figure of the film, clinic is obsessed with an ever-growing population (in the thousands) of handmade tiles fixed onto the streets of major cities throughout North and South America. It’s not quite as epic as crop circles but it’s the same idea. While this largely overlooked phenomenon seems easily dismissed, the film-makers manage to draw the audience into this strange mystery with intensity and glee.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.

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“Say hello to my little documentary!”

Mar 29, 2011
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As many of you know by now, melanoma I’ve been tracking with YouTube sensation Philip DeFranco and his 30 Day Movie Club. Everyday is a different movie and today’s is “Cocaine Cowboys”. This 2006 documentary about the cocaine boom of the 80’s in Miami is a fascinating (and frightening) glimpse into the world of drug trafficking. I talk about it more in-depth in my vlog posting. Check it out!

Don’t forget to hit the “Like” button (I’m emotionally needy and require much affirmation) and forward the link to all your friends and enemies! Happy Tuesday!

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Mar 24, 2011
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So, artificial I’ve been tracking this week with YouTube sensation, online Phillip DeFranco and his movie club. Each day he picks a movie, weight loss everyone subscribed watches and then the next day he posts his review of it. He invites the rest of us to send in our thoughts via video response if we’d like. Well, I like. And so, I’ve been trying to respond to as many of these films as I can. Today’s film is “The Wild a Wonderful Whites of West Virginia”. This is a documentary about a truly wild family, The Whites, from Boone County in West Virginia. These here are mountain folk, there’s no doubt about it. Anywho, check out my video response to Philly D.
If you’ve seen it and care to enlighten us with your thoughts, please comment below and on YouTube.