2008 will be remembered as the year of a global economic crash and a turning point in modern history. It will not be recalled as a great year in filmmaking, despite a few bright spots. How, when and through whose efforts the consequences of the unfolding economic calamity for masses of people worldwide will find artistic expression is still impossible to say.
Jan 01 2009
Oct 16 2008
Feb 17 2008
This ought to really raise the ire of condemnation within the Fundamentalist Christian Community,
especially as practiced in the U.S..
New Movie By Iranian Filmmaker Tells Story of Christianity From Muslim Perspective
You can also view their video report here.
Dec 15 2007
Driving home from work overwhelms me if I let it. I see the hundreds of drivers in their solitary cars, some passengers, few passengers. I realize I, too, am alone in my car on a drive that could be achieved with far less stress and daily environmental angst if a decent light rail or a well-planned bus system existed in the Northwest metropolis I live in. It takes an hour and a half one way and three buses to attempt to public transit it to work from where I live, and a mere fifteen to twenty minutes by car. I have a car to drive, which is either a hybrid or a beater Nissan Sentra, both of which cost way too much of my income in insurance and gas costs with two teenagers at home.
Oct 13 2007
Opening this weekend:
Elizabeth, the Golden Age (link)
From Entertainment Weekly
“A production of exquisitely complicated wigs and expensively grand wide shots, it pauses often to admire its own beauty, leery of messing with previous success.”
Oct 11 2007
reposted from dailyKos
Last Mother’s Day, my mother insisted that I watch a movie. She has never done this before or since. The movie is called Paper Clips, it’s out on DVD, and I urge everyone to see it. It’s about the holocaust, it’s about a small town in Tennessee, it’s about changing people and changing the world, and there is more after the fold