Ramblings: Harrowing. Grueling. Not sure I "enjoyed" this movie very much. I wouldn't want to subject anyone else to this either. Tells an interesting story about what might happen if we lost the power grid but it wasn't much fun watching Ellen Page make soap or identify forest plants.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Ramblings: Perhaps I dozed off when the defining moment in this film happened, but I really could not figure out why I wanted to watch this as I followed the arcane politics and procedures of changing ownership of automobiles in Romania.
Ramblings: Well, it has never happened to me nor to anyone I know.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Ramblings: Pretentious and melodramatic soap opera. Does a disservice to the people who took part in the Stonewall riots and the GLBTQ community. Not recommended viewing for anyone. This is what happens when a director (& possibly writer) who's used to doing films like "Independence Day" tries to do a story that is much more nuanced. He says it's a "personal" film -- but he misspoke -- it's nothing personal at all. Tie up all the loose ends and make all the characters stereotypes.
Ramblings: Story is a series of vignettes taking place over several years. Not very believable. Can't figure out any of the main characters reasons for doing what they do. We are meant to empathize -- can't do it. The ending should have come much sooner. The story just goes on and on.
Ramblings: Excellent story, beautifully told. Documentary has all the ups and downs of a story, but it's all true. Will be well-received by any Film Circuit group.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Ramblings: Great cast. Great story. Deals with euthanasia in such a way that there's much to talk about after the screening.
Ramblings: Could only have been made in Canada. US won't/can't Americanize this one. Hilarious look at Canadian politics.
Ramblings: Absolutely stunning first feature. Coming of age movie with a difference. Does not beat you over the head. Great music. Superb acting. Exceptional story.
Ramblings: An incredible documentary that should be required viewing for anyone who has an opinion on Omar Khadr and our mission in Afghanistan. Why is our Canadian government using our tax money to fight against our citizens? British prisoners in Guantanamo were returned to their home country without incident many years ago. Why is Canada so slow to release this young man and why did the Canadian government and CSIS persecute him and refuse to help him? Many questions. Not many satisfactory answers.