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Movie Review: ‘Rubble Kings,’ Narrated by John Leguizamo

'Rubble Kings,' Shan Nicholson, New York City, Bronx

New York City was on the verge of bankruptcy, gangs thrashed out conflicts in all city boroughs, arson was a daily occurrence in the Bronx and crime was its main income. From the rubble and ashes of the Bronx where there was little to live for and much desolation, a small spark of hope ignited. What happened amidst the devastation and misery was a change that occurred for all time and it had nothing to do with politics. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Lambert and Stamp’ – The Story of The Who’s Early Managers

Lambert and Stamp The Who

History of The Who's business managers is intriguing yet not fully satisfying in this new documentary, "Lambert and Stamp." Read More »

Movie Review: ‘SlingShot’

'SlingShot,' Paul Lazarus, Dean Kamen

Some scientists are not completely at the behest of self-serving corporations. Some scientists actually want to make a difference and better the lives of millions. These scientists are their own entrepreneurs and their mantra is do no harm. Read More »

LA Film Fest: Talking to Morgan Spurlock about Ice Cream

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Morgan Spurlock made a name for himself eating burgers. His film 'Supersize Me' was an indictment of the fast food industry. Now he's moved on to ice cream, and Häagen-Dazs in particular, but, not to convince you not to eat it. Spurlock's new film 'Crafted' debuted at the Los Angeles Film Fest, June 10-18. 'Crafted' aims to take us into the mindset of modern craftsmen who choose quality and personal involvement over mass production. Read More »

Dances with Films Festival: Music, Movies, and Amazing Entertainment

Sarah Dashew

One of the amazingly enjoyable aspects of the Dances with Films Festival is the opportunity to see short films you might never otherwise never screen. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Soaked in Bleach’ – Controversial Film About Kurt Cobain’s Death

Kurt Cobain, 'Soaked in Bleach,' Benjamin Statler

When news reports of Kurt Cobain's suicide came out, the world was in shock and then settled back to thinking it was another of example of a rocker living fast, dying young and leaving a good looking corpse. Only in Cobain's case it wasn't so good looking; a shotgun blast to the head killed him. Or was it? After the case was closed by the Seattle Police Department another investigator who had information pieced together details and information that he had that the police didn't want to see. His conclusions are explosive and may result in re-investigating Kurt Cobain's death, this time as a homicide. Read More »

‘The True Cost’ Q & A With Filmmaker Andrew Morgan and Producer Michael Ross

Colin Firth, Livia Firth, Andrew Morgan, 'The True Cost,' Cannes Film Festival, Fast Fashion

I think there’s a lot of smart people who have seen what is being fought and won in the food movement and they are channeling that progress into what’s been taking place in the fashion industry. Read More »

Fast Fashion’s Consequences: ‘The True Cost’ a Film by Andrew Morgan

Livia Firth, Rana Plaza Collapse, 'The True Cost,' Eco-Age, Andrew Morgan

Did you purchase a piece of clothing today or yesterday? Do you know that 1 in 6 people work in the fashion industry? Do you know that only 3% of the workers are in the US? Before Andrew Morgan made this film, he probably knew as much as you do about how clothes are made. We don't source our clothes, but maybe we should. This is a vital topic because every piece of clothing we wear is made by human hands and many of the workers go through a lot to make them. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World’ – ‘Alien’ and a Ticket for a Tat

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If you were at the NuArt Theater in Los Angeles on May 15 or 16, you could have gotten a ticket for a tat. If that tattoo was based on the work of H.R. Giger, that is, and you wanted to see the premiere of 'Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World.' H.R. Giger was a relatively obscure surrealist artist until 1979 when the world saw his design work in Ridley Scott’s 'Alien'. From that moment, the world of science fiction and horror, rock music album covers, punk and goth culture, and tattoos and fetish art was changed forever. Read More »

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Cosima Spender – Director of ‘Palio’

'Palio,' Cosima Spender, Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere, Siena, Italy, Tuscany

Blogcritics' interview with Director Cosima Spender, who has has created an amazing documentary of the iconic Palio of Siena, the oldest and one of the most crazy and exciting horse races in the world. Read More »