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2015 Comic-Con International Diary – Friday

Titan-18

I like the balance of serious panels with those that give me great bar stories to tell. Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: ‘Searching for Eddie Running Wolf’

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Searching for Eddie Running Wolf, a feature length documentary by director Thomas Hartmann, defies easy classification. Read More »

Anthem Film Fest: County Charges Farmer $15,000 for Hosting a Birthday Party

Liberty Farm Virginia

Eight little girls at a birthday party on their neighbor’s farm; what could be more innocent than that? Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Caffeinated’ With Danny Glover

'Caffeinated,' Hanh Nguyen, Vishal Solanki, Derek Baird

There are many secrets to the drink you probably take for granted every day you get up and have a cup of coffee to start your day. Do you know how botanists classify a coffee bean? It is a vegetable or fruit? Read More »

2015 Comic-Con International Diary – Thursday

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I awoke on Thursday morning with the same Christmas-morning excitement that keeps me coming back each year. Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: Putting People Back Together

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At the Anthem Film Festival, part of the libertarian FreedomFest conference July 8-11, 2015, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, I was discussing films with a young woman who commented, “I like documentaries, but so many of them are so depressing. I want to see positive stories.” She was in the right place. Vision: Healing the Blind in Ethiopia, winner of ... Read More »

Movie Review: Eugene Green’s ‘La Sapienza’ – Visually Astounding Work of Art

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An almost cautionary tale that dwells between past and present, bringing with it the possibility of spiritual and ideological rebirth Read More »

Anthem Film Fest: Help Me, Obi Penn Jillette – You’re My Only Hope

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Producer Ted Balaker said, “There has always been outrage, but now with technology, we can supercharge outrage.” Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Terminator Genisys’ Will Make You Root for the Machines

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An unnecessary and terribly executed sequel. Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: Plato, Revolting, and Mendocino – All in a Cave

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Ancient Greek philosopher Plato put in a couple of appearances at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas, July 8-11. Two of the short films showed influence, if not direct inspiration, by Plato's tale of the cave, written 2,500 years ago. The films, 'The Cage' and 'Helio' both deserve praise for supporting the human quest for freedom and individualism. Cinematically, 'Helio' was a winner and 'The Cage' was not. Read More »