Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin

Magical realism is brought to the cinema in this recently released, haunting and captivating movie that I watched earlier today. Much of the impact of the film is purely sensory. Cinematography that creates beauty out of misery; a 6 year old actress who is as captivating as the most accomplished Hollywood diva; enchanting  music that …

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The laugh that makes you cry – The Myth of Clean Energy

I wonder when it was that humor emerged as a method of interaction among human beings and, no doubt later, as an art form. Did neanderthal man make jokes? The video below is very funny – but the reality of the message is enough to make you despair.  Enjoy – it only lasts 7 minutes. …

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BP: Belching Petroleum – The Art Of The Oil Spill

It is not clear which is the biggest scandal. BP pumping maybe a million gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico (after all, industrial mishaps do happen); or the Obama Administration’s continued support for opening up more and more of America’s shores to oil drilling (when, after all, industrial mishaps do happen …

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