24 November 2010

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Robert Greenwald presents another of his formulaic essays disguised as a documentary. While I appreciate the THINK FILMS brings important information and debate into the forefront of American dialog, it is ironic that a documentary about how impartial and right-wing Fox News is (and it is, there is no question), has no other points of view in it. In fact, not a single person interviewed worked for Fox News at the time the documentary was being made (back in 2004).

So the question becomes, who watches THINK FILMS documentaries?

Liberals and progressives, right?

Don't we all know that FOX NEWS is one-sided? What possible epiphany was Greenwald expecting to unearth with this piece?

The final nail in the coffin of it's quality is the length and the same final message of all THINK FILMS documentaries... go out and protest. Ugh.

Tired. Really tired.

Protocols of Zion

What starts as an attempt to understand the conspiracy theories that incite and inflame people into believing no Jews were killed at 9/11, turns into a documentary exploring the roots of Antisemitism.

Using the debunked "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" as chapter gaps and a poorly threaded outline, the film fails at doing anything but show that Marc Levin is really really patient and will listen to anyone talk about anything.

I was neither impressed, nor disappointed.

Brooklyn's Finest

Antoine Fuqua's best work. Out-f**king-standing. And I've seen Training Day. In fact, I've seen all of Fuqua's films. And this is just amazing.

Wow.

Fuqua should only do cop dramas. If he'd done Street Knights, it would have rocked. Michael C. Martin writes his first "for the screen" screenplay. And I'm amazed that it was purchased, let alone made into a movie, considering he has no pedigree.

I am amazed.

Three incredible performances by Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle, and Richard Gere. Seriously. When did Don Cheadle become so intense? I think Hotel Rwanda stirred something.