American Deep State (2019) review

So I received a message from The Strasson Group to watch an early screening of and review their film American Deep State: The Movie.  A documentary about the Deep State and its war on Trump since the 2016 election, and up to when the film was released.  Well, this might not be the review they … Continue reading American Deep State (2019) review

Europa: The Last Battle (2017) review

So today is April 20th.  A day of infamy.  Where everyone is encouraged to roll a joint and smoke it; bake a batch of edibles and eat 'em.  It's international pot day!  It's a day to celebrate! It's also Hitler's birthday.  The man who has been considered the most vile, racist, fascist, inhumane villain … Continue reading Europa: The Last Battle (2017) review

Ferguson: A Report From Occupied Territory (2015) review

Rated: 2.5 / 5 This review appears to be shadow-banned on letterboxd, so I'm porting it over here.  Originally reviewed October 4, 2016.   "For example one teacher said that she felt that Darren Wilson wasn't wrong, that she felt that he should've shot him." "And that's what she said?" "Yeah." "Verbatim?" "Yeah." "What was … Continue reading Ferguson: A Report From Occupied Territory (2015) review

Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma (2016)

Rated: 4 / 5 I expected this documentary to be more of a one-sided "make peace, not war" film which showed how muslims are becoming unjustly discriminated against and imprisoned for being potential jihadists, but are really just nice people. To my surprise, that's not what this is.   This takes a hard look at … Continue reading Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma (2016)

9|11 (2002) review, and a cry for united patriotism

Rated: 3.5 / 5 Introduction This documentary I've been wanting to see for a while.  But I've been putting it off because, well, despite wanting to see it, I always find some excuse to watch/do something else instead.  But now we're in September, the anniversary is approaching again, and now seems as good a time … Continue reading 9|11 (2002) review, and a cry for united patriotism

Death of a Nation (2018) review

Rated: 3 / 5 Condescending broad generalizations, get real old real fast!  Yeah! Just because most hippies and their parents have sold out, does not mean that you (yeah you), and your children,and their kids won't last! Say your prayers, with the death of a nation! Say your prayers, for a dead a generation! -- … Continue reading Death of a Nation (2018) review

Vietnam – A Television History (1985) review and comparison to the 2017 PBS documentary

Rated: 3.5 / 5 Introduction So this documentary series was recommended by a reviewer or two after watching the Ken Burns and Lynn Novack PBS documentary from 2017 (which left me wanting, and feeling cheated, by the end). When I found out that this documentary series was censored via its 2004 DVD release (compared to … Continue reading Vietnam – A Television History (1985) review and comparison to the 2017 PBS documentary

The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (2017) review/critique

Rated: 2.5 / 5 The Vietnam War.  Probably the most controversial war America has ever gotten involved in that has people bickering about it to this day.  Why did we go in there?  Was it ever winnable?  Should we have ever gone in there?  What were our initial intentions, and how did they change?  What … Continue reading The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (2017) review/critique

On the topic of films “based on true stories/events”

"[...] any time you hear the words 'based on a true story,' that's usually a translation for 'We bought the rights to this story, took out the boring parts, then made up just about everything else.'" -- Bill Simmons "I don't think the movie should be more important than the truth." -- Greg Paspatis "History … Continue reading On the topic of films “based on true stories/events”

Loose Change: Final Cut review

Rated: 1/5 Introduction So, 16th anniversary of 9/11. Last year, I thought I had it all covered, with my reviews of United 93, World Trade Center, The Path to 9/11, and even Path to Paradise. There were a few others that I've seen that I won't review (because they're not worth seeing, much less reviewing), … Continue reading Loose Change: Final Cut review