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  • Insiang

    Insiang

    Pretty much agree with this review. I liked Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim a lot better.

  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    Quasi-anarcho-primitivist drivel with God's Not Dead vibes. More importantly, way too unrealistic to be remotely believable. The kids speak six languages in spite of not having had any human interaction outside of their family? All that isolation in puberty didn't lead to any incest? The guy who got into every Ivy League school decides to go to Namibia (requiring a layover in Europe, another continent he presumably has never been to) without any rhyme or reason? He can seriously understand…

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  • Burn!

    Burn!

    ★★★★★

    Check out pp. 392-395 of Marlon Brando's Songs my Mother Taught Me for some unsavory anecdotes about Pontecorvo, but—separating the art from the artist—this is a classic unabashed Marxist film with an important reminder that "strange bedfellows" obtain for all sorts of reasons and always require serious, assiduous analyses, not kneejerk reactions and "tarnishing by association" that has become so commonplace amongst the Western left.

    As another reviewer pointed out, Saddam Hussein's case shows that history repeats itself, but really,…

  • Rising Above: Women of Vietnam

    Rising Above: Women of Vietnam

    Doesn't have the frisson of The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived or Leila and the Wolves, but the interviews are interesting and informative and it's overall a well-done documentary. Would have preferred it without the voicing over in English. (Fortunately, the undubbed audio track and the dubbed audio are on two separate channels of the stereo track, so one could theoretically make an undubbed fanedit… maybe I will!)

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