Ghosts, Squalor and Love: “Grey Gardens” (1975) Review
A look back at the controversial 1975 documentary about two women living in a destitute mansion by the sea that became a cult hit.
"Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story" Movie Review
How much is too much for you to stop appreciating a former Hollywood favorite’s work once distasteful (or even criminal) revelations about him arise? Has The Usual Suspects and House of Cards been scratched from your watchlist in the wake of Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault charges?
Why Circus Fans and Historians Should See This Documentary: 'Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer'
Big cat trainer Mabel Stark spent more than 50 years in the ring—doing what circus bosses said a woman could never do. Available for streaming and DVD purchase, Mabel, Mabel Tiger Trainer documents the life of the world’s first lady tiger trainer.
Why "Blackfish" is Misleading, Unoriginal, and Stupid
My review of the hit anti-Seaworld documentary "Blackfish," and some thoughts about zoos and captivity in general.
Michael Moore "Fahrenheit 9/11" Review - Convinced by Entertainment?
Did Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 offer entertainment (emotion) as an effective realm for political criticism and for reaching the voting American public? In his film, Moore argues that America has been fooled by Bush, that the war in Iraq takes advantage of the "have-nots" and that Americans blindly rely on Bush for protection.