Kiss the Ground: Eco-Optimism on Netflix

Movie Review Optimistic film proposes solutions to climate change by Christine Browning Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 42, No. 1, February-March 2021 www.socialism.com The Kiss the Ground documentary, now screening on Netflix, is a breath of fresh air amongst the constant bad news about climate change. Not only is it highly informative and educational, it also reveals a plausible solution to the global warming crisis. While the film does not recognize capitalism as [...]

American Sniper: Two Views (Excerpts)

by Chris Hedges American Sniper lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society, the gun culture, blind adoration of the military, the belief we have a right as a Christian nation to exterminate the lesser breeds, a hyper-masculinity that banishes compassion, a denial of inconvenient facts. Many, especially white Americans trapped in a stagnant economy and a dysfunctional political system, yearn for the "moral renewal" and militarized control the movie venerates. The [...]

By |2015-03-02T03:55:36-05:00March 2nd, 2015|Chris Hedges, Film Reviews, Lila Garrett|0 Comments

Film Reviews by Dancing Owl

The Theory of Everything: Inspiring biopic on life of Stephen Hawking. Rosewater: Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries, Science of Sleep) plays true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Bahari who was arrested and tortured in 2009 for reporting on unrest during re-election of Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad. Dir. by Jon Stewart Interstellar: Dir. Christopher Nolan attempts to reawaken the thrilling dream of finding and colonizing a new world, rather than figure out how not [...]

By |2014-10-31T20:12:43-05:00October 31st, 2014|Film Reviews|0 Comments

Capsule Reviews by Dancing Owl, AKA Chas. Fredricks

FILMS-upcoming, in current release or worthy of catching on the rebound: Mission Blue: Gripping documentary about humanity's global destruction of our oceans, and the effort to stop it. Dolphin Tale 2: In this PR counterattack by the aquarium industry, we get to feel cute and cuddly while imprisoning an animal that has a bigger brain than we do and force it to perform for our amusement. Then we get to pretend we [...]

By |2014-09-23T17:16:03-05:00August 29th, 2014|Dancing Owl, Film Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments
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