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Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 by coffeecritic

The Act of Killing movie still 2014 proved another strong year for documentaries. The five Oscar-nominated films for best documentary feature are a diverse bunch: disturbing, entertaining, horrifying. Of the five, my pick for the Oscar would be "The Act of Killing," an audacious, mind-boggling and ultimately chilling film that has to be seen to be believed. Most of these, as well as many of the other ten docs on the . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 by coffeecritic

The Act of Killing movie still 2014 proved another strong year for documentaries. The five Oscar-nominated films for best documentary feature are a diverse bunch: disturbing, entertaining, horrifying. Of the five, my pick for the Oscar would be "The Act of Killing," an audacious, mind-boggling and ultimately chilling film that has to be seen to be believed. Most of these, as well as many of the other ten docs on the . . . more »

Pirates, Pirates, Everywhere

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by coffeecritic

pirate flag I just saw the movie "Captain Phillips", a suspenseful drama based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates. Now I want to see the Danish film "A Hijacking", which offers a very different slant on two true incidents of Danish freighters taken over by Somali pirates. In this movie, the hijacking itself takes place off camera, . . . more »

Pirates, Pirates, Everywhere

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by coffeecritic

pirate flag I just saw the movie "Captain Phillips", a suspenseful drama based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates. Now I want to see the Danish film "A Hijacking", which offers a very different slant on two true incidents of Danish freighters taken over by Somali pirates. In this movie, the hijacking itself takes place off camera, . . . more »

Suspense! Excitement! High Drama!

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 by coffeecritic

Spellbound They may not be classified as action movies, but these documentaries have all the nail-biting suspense, triumphs and agonies of any feature film. It's all about competition! Follow these hopefuls, young and old, from every walk of life, as they risk all to compete in poetry slams, spelling bees, math prowess, pastry baking, debating, dancing, eating, whistling and more ... Kings of Pastry "World Cup-size . . . more »

Countdown to the 2013 Academy Awards: Film Can Make a Difference

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by coffeecritic

The Invisible War According to an article in Moviefone, the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature this year show that film can make a difference. The Invisible War This film exposes the horrible and widespread problem of rape and sexual assault within the United States Armed Forces. It has already changed policy at the Pentagon. Searching for Sugar Man This film is about the 1970s singer-songwriter Rodriguez, . . . more »

Countdown to the 2013 Academy Awards: Film Can Make a Difference

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by coffeecritic

The Invisible War According to an article in Moviefone, the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature this year show that film can make a difference. The Invisible War This film exposes the horrible and widespread problem of rape and sexual assault within the United States Armed Forces. It has already changed policy at the Pentagon. Searching for Sugar Man This film is about the 1970s singer-songwriter Rodriguez, . . . more »

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