Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

It strikes me that the documentary Manufactured Landscapes is a film in search of a subject. On paper, this is an exploration of the work and methods of the photographer Edward Burtynsky, whose work focuses on the impact that industry has on the natural world, presented in a non-editorial way. In execution, under the hands […]

An Incovenient Truth is not really a very good film. There are monologue films that are brilliantly-done works of cinema; Spaudling Gray’s masterpieces Swimming to Cambodia (directed by Jonathan Demme) and Gray’s Anatomy (directed by Steven Soderbergh) leap to mind as examples of one man talking for 90 minutes, done as a thrilling stylistic exercise. […]