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I May Destroy You
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Certainly no your typical Film Noir.
This is more a character study in "why murder?" The femme fatale is not actually revealed until the film is half over -- and only briefly interacts with the film's anti-hero. The score (somewhat unusual in a Film Noir) is primarily thoughtful guitar music. Many of the actors & crew were well known for other movie & TV projects, yet this film has been somewhat overlooked. Shot in 7 days, this film is well worth watching for the effectiveness of basic film making.
While the film rightly shreds renewable energy sources (especially biomass), it's sadness at a lack of solutions is misplaced. Yes environmental groups are in bed with big corporate interest groups - we've known that for years.
What's not in the film is that Obama's Clean Power Plan was written in part by NG lobbyists (affiliated with NRDC!). At best it would have dropped CO² emissions to ~240 ppm - which would mostly eliminate coal but not NG.
Planet of the Humans does not address a way forward towards a clean energy utopia, but that's because the director & producers refuse to take a deep look at clean energy solutions themselves. For that it would be good to look at the 2013 film Pandora's Promise by one of Mr. Moore's mentors, Robert Stone.
This film is more of a hit piece - some might call sloppy - on corporate behind-the-scenes advocacy on behalf of renewables. For the record, I've been aware of much of this situation for nearly a decade. One can look at Germany, California, & South Australia to see lots of cheap renewable energy which raises retail prices (because of intense grid modification & NG peaker plant usage) while grid stability must be balanced by neighboring utilities - generally with high fossil-fuel usage.
There is a way forward towards a clean energy utopia: abundant energy for the planet.... perhaps check out EcoModernism as an enviro-philosophy instead of Moore & Co's dismal and dreary outlook.
Adequate outing with a welcome return of Rodan. A nice touch that the underlying story was about Japan trying to protect the rightful heir of another Asian nation.
A gem of it's time, which could easily be remade today.
Society-savvy gal manages to become a war widow & mother, but without the guiding influence of her farm-raised hubby she soon goes astray - and pays personal penalties.
Yes there are things more evil that Nazis, but hiding within them is genius. This film should really be remade - it might just sweep the awards.