Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about. They have no ... See full summary »
Marisa Miller Wolfson
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This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life, as a teenage vixen (screen name 'talhotblond') lures men into her web. ... See full summary »
A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.
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"Tent City, U.S.A." is problematic film. After all, homelessness is not a subject that most folks want to hear about and I cannot see the average person watching this documentary in the first place. I am not the typical person, as I love documentaries and used to be a social worker who worked with homeless folks, among others. I am certainly no expert on the subject and don't claim to be. However, any clarity I hoped to find in this film was sorely lacking. You learn that there are a lot of folks in Nashville who live in makeshift tents in the woods but not a lot more. How they got there and how to get them on their feet and self-sufficient isn't really addressed other than saying that the government owes them a place to live. Well, it's not always that simple. Why are there homeless STILL in many socialist countries (I was surprised how bad the problem is in many European countries despite the high taxes and government social spending)? Are all homeless the same (they certainly aren't) and what can we do to help? Why don't we see folks in the film seeking jobs or working on GEDs? I just felt that the film could have had a real platform to make suggestions but instead if just seemed a bit short on facts and opinions other than we need to get folks places to live. Mildly interesting but a bit frustrating in its simplicity.
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