Month: March 2014

“Somm” (2012) Movie Review by Mike Dub

Somm (2012; Jason Wise) GRADE: B By Mike Dub Of the many different documentary subgenres that have surged over the last few years, one of the most popular has been the “subculture travelogue.”  These films tend to study quirky people in small groups that are somewhat marginalized, even people […]

“Burn!” (1969) Movie Review by Mike Dub

Burn! (1969; Gillo Pontecorvo) Grade: B+ By Mike Dub Throughout the 1960s, Marlon Brando became increasingly active in social issues.  Though his popularity was plummeting, he sought to make art that was relevant to the changing cultural landscape.  The Ugly American (1963) is a well-intentioned (though drab) warning against […]

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