Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ will make you think

Let me begin with a disclaimer.  I have issues with some of Michael Moore’s documentary films because, IMHO, I think there are places where he has played fast and loose with the facts.  Since documentaries are supposed to be the true story, without poetic license, I find that objectionable.  I have no such issues with Where to Invade Next.  Mr. Moore has stepped up his game and this film is both informative and entertaining in the extreme.

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The Politics of ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

“It’s not about the politics, it’s the story of what happened on the ground that night.” – Mark Geist (callsign “Oz”)

To say that conservatives who are horrified at the prospect of Hillary Clinton being elected President this November are salivating at the release of the film “13 Hours” would be a major understatement.  The National Review’s article on the topic is titled “13 Hours:  The Non-political movie Hillary can’t avoid.”  Conversely, Salon.com has an article claiming the movie won’t harm Hillary’s political chances.

The quote from Mark Geist comes from a featurette about the film from its official website.  He was there in Benghazi and is one of the co-authors of the book that is the basis for the upcoming Michael Bay film.  Numerous reviews of this book claim it ignores the political controversy and instead focuses on the events that these “contractors” were involved in.  But will that be the case with the movie?

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‘The Revenant’ brings back majestic movie making

“Oh, make no mistake. It’s not revenge he’s after. It’s a reckoning.” – Val Kilmer as “Doc Holliday” in 1993’s ‘Tombstone’

Revenant (noun) One who returns after death or a long absence (Origin – French)

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant is one of the best titled films of 2015.  It’s also one of the best films of the year overall.  Inspired in part by the true exploits of famed frontiersman Hugh Glass, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Glass.  He is the scout for a unit of trappers led by Captain Adam Henry (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son “Hawk” (Forrest Goodluck) is also traveling with the unit.  Hawk is one-half Pawnee Indian and most of his conversations with his father are in Indian language.

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