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Trailer Debut: Promised Land

The trailer for Gus Van Sant‘s new drama – and definite Oscar contender – Promised Land has arrived, starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski. Damon and Krasinski collaborated on the screenplay for this fracking feature, the most high-profile depiction of the controversial subject since Josh Fox‘s Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland. A corporate salesman (Damon) works at convincing a struggling […]

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Academy reveal Best Documentary Oscar shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have whittled down their longlist of 101 eligible documentaries to a mere 15. It is from these 15 titles that the five nominees for Best Documentary at the 83rd Academy Awards shall be chosen. Here are the films, listed in alphabetical order: Client 9: The Rise and […]

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It’s only natural – Gasland review

GasLand – Directed by Josh Fox. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. GasLand is a heroic film; a D.I.Y. documentary dedicated to unearthing the hidden dangers of the natural gas industry. The subject of the film is not what makes it heroic, but rather the journey undertaken by director Josh Fox, who describes himself as “an […]

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Interview: Josh Fox; director of GasLand.

Interview: Josh Fox; director of GasLand. By Simon Miraudo. GasLand is one of the year’s best films. It’s a thought-provoking documentary about “fracking” (short for ‘hydraulic fracturing’), which is the controversial method used by the natural gas industry to harvest oil and natural gas deposits (and might be poisoning the water of innocent Americans in […]

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