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This American political documentary by Dinesh D'Souza has everything you could expect from an uninformed individual with an agenda of the "goodness of America" to be preached around the converted - because nobody else could listen to this. The story is based on D'Souza's book of the same name, in which he examines various accusations against the United States. It is funny that he never mentions Hawaii or Philippines or any other inconvenient events or wars for his theory! After about 20 minutes becomes obvious that this is just a second grade documentary with no credibility of any kind.
Insisting on claims that the modern leftists are "telling a new story", however, contradicting traditional veneration for America in order to "convince a nation to author its own destruction" and "unmake the America that is here now" , just makes no sense! Because those are the people who can see injustice in everyday lives. The stupidity goes even further when he starts rambling about the price of the hamburgers to prove that the capitalism is just! I cannot believe how this guy can do any research if he does not know why is the hamburger cheaper in the fast food outlet than at home! Challenging several "indictments" made against the country and American exceptionalism was even funnier! Without any valid arguments he tries to disapprove the theories of the sociology professor and activist Michael Eric Dyson that "Thievery" was the "critical element" for "American empire" and historian and activist Ward Churchill's assertion that the US is the world's new evil empire! After that he moves to 1960s Chicago radical Saul Alinski, historian Howard Zinn, and others who he claims have promoted guilt and resentment regarding wealth inequality that has helped shape the political careers of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I had enough of this guy. Even one star is too much!
A comedy with ups and downs, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. Starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, it mostly has positive reviews and grossed over $268 million against a budget of $18 million. Producers are happy. I wish I could say the same.
It was just stupidly uninventive and simply said - dumb! It seems like few separate vignettes put together by someone with a lack of fantasy without a big picture. There are parts which deserved attention but most of the time I just did not care what was happening or what is next, because lameness masked as a fraternity adventure was slowly overtaking everything around! Partying hard seems like a good idea in this movie, just for the sake of partying - nothing else. I wish I was brainless and accept that premise without questions, but somehow I could not do it, and this review is the result.
Everything in the story about Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne), a young couple with a newborn daughter, was unbelievable and nothing was loveable, except the baby itself. Their efforts to maintain their old lifestyle, were something I was not interested in watching at all. Nothing change later, when the couple finds out that Delta Psi Beta, a fraternity known for their outrageous parties, has moved into an adjacent house. The fraternity's leaders, Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) and Pete Regazolli (Dave Franco), aspire to join Delta Psi's Hall of Fame by throwing a massive end-of-the-year party... That is the story! Do not waste the time on it, as I did.
This American biographical documentary produced and directed by Joe Berlinger was completely opposite what would I expect from an Academy Award-nominated director . Produced by CNN Films and Radical Media the film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival . It was an attempt to narrate the trials of gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the legal proceedings as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement.
Nothing new. I wish it showed us something we already did not know! Unresolved case, even after the trial will keep being just that... this documentary did not shed any lights on anything particular. Yes, it was nice watching, very smooth directing, but lots of confusion about what is this movie trying to achieve! And over two hours of confusion is never good.
If you want to know more about the Boston's most famous 'boss', check it out...
This was the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in it. This is not really a documentary, maybe can be called that very loosely, because operates in several different genres and maybe can be described even as a film essay of the professional art forger, Elmyr de Hory's.
The story seems like a recounting of this amazing man's career, but very soon becomes obvious that de Hory's story serves only as the backdrop for a fast-paced, thorough but meandering investigation of the natures of authorship and authenticity, as well as the basis of the value of art! What is art? Many will attempt to give an answer, but at the end none of those would be satisfying! Especially when watching it, a viewer finds several narratives woven together throughout the film, including those of de Hory, Irving, Welles, Howard Hughes and Kodar.
Irving's original role is to tell the story as de Hory's biographer, but his part grew unexpectedly - while French director François Reichenbach shot a documentary about de Hory and Irving before there were interesting moments for Welles, and after that they together shot additional footage with Reichenbach as a cinematographer. Why? Well, in the time between the shooting of Reichenbach's documentary and the finishing of Welles', it became known that Irving had perpetrated a hoax of his own, namely a fabricated "authorized biography" of Howard Hughes (the hoax was later fictionalized in The Hoax).
In addition to the 85-minute film, in 1976 Welles also shot and edited a self-contained 9-minute short film as a "trailer", almost entirely composed of original material not found in the main film itself. Amazing theories, mostly proven, will shake a trust in the art "system of valuation"... but the art is no exception. This documentary just honestly shows us the world we live in and its values!
A light, never too serious Canadian art-heist comedy by Jonathan Sobol is only 90 minutes long, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Leading actor Kurt Russell is a part of a great team starring Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Kenneth Welsh, Jason Jones, and with this bunch there is never fun or style lacking. Very fast pace with almost impossible plot, makes it simply lovable!
The story of Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief will take you around the world. He agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Of course, reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book... after the successful heist, his brother suggest another far riskier plan. They fail to realize each other's separate agendas when their plan goes opposite direction in this con movie about honour. You will always feel the possibility of the hovering revenge but you won't be allowed to forget that somewhere there are bonds of brotherhood.
If you have a spare night to watch a fun movie, choose this!