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Re: “The Biggest Little Farm inspires and instills hope for a sustainable future

Capitalism is unsustainable and is killing our planet and our souls along with it.

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Posted by Judy Noddin on 08/07/2019 at 9:59 PM

Re: “The Biggest Little Farm inspires and instills hope for a sustainable future

It's hard not to love the idealism reflected in this film. One wonders though at the economics actually involved. Farming is, ultimately, a cost competitive business, and much of the film's presentation seems to present a fairly unlikely economic model. As for the creation of a beautiful environment, it would be difficult to do better.

Reading between the lines, it's not clear that the "investors," who funded the development, earned a significant return on their investment. Unfortunately, "economics' is not a separate discipline, but one which infects every aspect of our lives. The concepts of individual incentives, price competition in free markets, and the hard work associated with earning a living, are not an artificial creation of government. As some wag has said, capitalism doesn't guarantee you'll be rich, but that many goods will be offered for the best price available. The alternatives to "capitalism" are generally far worse.

Posted by clovis dad on 06/13/2019 at 9:17 PM

Re: “'Vice' humanizes—and skewers—Dick Cheney

Although alluded to in the film and in the above critique, the role that Lynn Cheney's ambition played in the man that Dick Cheney became cannot be overstated.

Posted by Debra Smith on 01/12/2019 at 4:05 AM

Re: “Film Listings 11/29/18 – 12/6/18

Thank you very much for this list! I would like to add that Creed 2 is a good film. I would definitely recommend it to watch

Posted by maddison davison on 12/05/2018 at 6:48 AM

Re: “'Smallfoot' is passable children's entertainment but won't connect with most audiences

THIS movie is the best, SMALL FOOT 2018 is comedy adventure animation and this movie box office in any country..congratulation..

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Posted by Syukron Nuryadi on 10/04/2018 at 6:57 PM

Re: “'Fahrenheit 11/9' is an entertaining albeit jumbled attack on President Trump

Trump is dog shit & there's no need to be "fair" when exposing & attacking him. Today's republican party is a nihilistic cult more than a political movement, so there is no reason for any filmmaker or pundit to give "both sides" a fair hearing. There are no normal two sides now,. There is a very flawed but civilized liberalism on one hand while on the other is a demonic cult dedicated to radical evil , the destruction of the country & all human decency.

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Posted by Jay Bonestell on 09/27/2018 at 1:19 PM

Re: “'White Boy Rick' is the story of an unlikely drug dealer who works for the FBI

"Detroit media coverage of the story of Richard Wershe, Jr., better known to the public as White Boy Rick thanks to relentless media use of that nickname, has been deplorable, shoddy and often wrong for close to 30 years. The inexcusable erroneous reporting calling him a drug lord and kingpin is one of the reasons Wershe has been in prison since age 18. Detroit's news media owes it to this man to finally tell his story correctly."

Posted by Dave Majkowski on 09/20/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “'White Boy Rick' is the story of an unlikely drug dealer who works for the FBI

If you are interested in facts and accurate information regarding Rick Wershe's story please visit our page. Thanks in advance! Free Rick! -

Posted by Dave Majkowski on 09/20/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

John Dossett played Benjamin Rush/Tom Wilkinson play Benjamin Franklin.

Posted by kpwxyz on 06/27/2018 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

Excellent series! The actors are all well-cast. David Morse is the perfect George Washington. Rufus Sewell is marvelously handsome as Alexander Hamilton.

Posted by Elinor DeWire on 06/14/2018 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

I too just found this series and being but 5 episodes in am totally enthralled. I went and read the reviews and sadly found many ( most? ) criticized the failure to adhere to historic truths and panned Giamatti's performance. Firstly, if I want a history lesson I will take an early American history college course. In fact, I did way back in my college days and found it to be packed with mistruths! Secondly, I think Giamatti has, as you stated, carried the show. I don't look to TV dramas and miniseries for accurate historic representations. I look to them for pure entertainment and I am truly entertained! Sadly, like with much else today, people tend to over think it all. My advice for those folks is for them to take off their stuffy personality hats, stop trying to always find fault and for once simply enjoy a good show!

Posted by Steve Rossi Sr. on 06/14/2018 at 8:00 AM

Re: “'Hostiles' delivers a gripping Western tale of the clash between Native Americans and their conquerors

This film is set in 1892, a time when the Indian wars were over, but there's a scene where a Commanche war party massacres a settler family, something that no longer occurred in the 1890's.. The last bands of hostile Commanches surrendered incrementally through the 1870's & early 1880's & by the end of that decade, the herds of bison had been all but exterminated & the nomadic warrior tribes that depended on them for sustenance were starved into submission . Well before 1892, the f the last holdouts had laid down their arms & were placed on reservations. Hence, the movie starts out with a historical error.

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Posted by Jay Bonestell on 02/01/2018 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Underrated: Sky High

this is one of my favorite all time movies! I agree with everything you've said in this article - WHY doesn't this get more love? And don't leave out Cloris Leachman as the school nurse! Thanks for writing this!

Posted by Joley Oxenreider Hidaka on 01/04/2018 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Bingeable: Twin Peaks: The Return, 2017

"The best-case scenario is that it will direct them back to the original series, which still remains a far superior show."

You reckon, Chris? I didn't grow up with the original series, so it goes without saying I didn't watch it in the proper context that it required. But my idea of Lynch at the peak of his powers is Lost Highway, his relentlessly nasty and acid scud missile from 1997. Not 1990-era Twin Peaks.

I found the first two seasons to be pretty lightweight and spineless. I enjoyed the warmth and some of the quirks, but the relentless cornball cheesiness and hokey cherry-pie folksiness became very grating very quickly. Comfort food only satisfies for so long before you want to start throwing chillies into the mix.

I say give us something new, radical, and transcendent. Each to their own, of course, but I don't watch Lynch for cosiness or familiarity. I watch Lynch because I want to come away from the experience with my head floating 6 feet above my body (like the charred ghost in the jail cell).

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Posted by Michael Riley on 07/02/2017 at 10:20 AM

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