Love in the Time of Eden and Aftermath

Love in the Time of Eden and Aftermath

While vacationing at my mother’s house in the Virginia countryside this summer I decided it might be appropriate to check out Terrence Malick’s The New World from the local library. Though I truly love Tree of Life and rather like his earlier films I nevertheless didn’t have high expectations. It’s almost a given that Hollywood […]

Best Documentary Films – 2011

Best Documentary Films - 2011

Even as it becomes more mainstream, the lines of modern documentary film are ever blurring. No longer is documenting, “what is real?” the most apt, but rather, how do we instill the viewer with a big enough sense of awe at the world (and universe) around them to get them to become activists themselves? Take […]

Freakonomics The Movie

Freakonomics the Movie

In the recently released documentary film version of Freakonomics, economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner find their written musings on “the hidden side of everything” skillfully brought to the screen by an all-star team of modern young documentary film makers: Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size […]

2010 Documentary Film

2010 Documentaries

  As 2010 comes to a close, and a large part of the world is on holiday to celebrate the end of another year, the only thing slowing down should be us, to ask the simplest of questions: What is going on with Reality? Reality television is more popular than ever. Stand back from Mongolia […]

Classic Old School Flicks: High & Low

High & Low - Akira Kurosawa (HESO Magazine)

“Whether people be of high or low birth, rich or poor, old or young, enlightened or confused, they are all alike in that they will one day die. It is not that we don’t know that we are going to die, but we grasp at straws. While knowing that we will die someday, we think […]