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Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies, but is thankful he can vote for the Oscars

Jafar Panahi has thanked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting him into their voting branch, despite his ongoing issues with the Iranian Government. In 2010, the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker was deemed to have produced “propaganda against the Islamic republic,” placed under house arrest, and banned from making movies for 20 years. […]

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>Michael Moore sues the Weinsteins

>So it seems everybody’s “favourite”, “independent”, “documentary” filmmaker is suing producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein. According to Deadline, Michael Moore, who has built something of a healthy career off of exposé documentary films and his intrusive “search for the truth” style of investigative journalism, is now suing the Weinsteins for breach of contract, breach of […]

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Gag order – Food, Inc. review

Food, Inc. Directed by Robert Kenner. Rated PG. Originally published May 20, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Objectivity is a tricky thing. We demand it from our journalists, and that’s fair enough. We want to read news and receive information from a neutral perspective, lest we be tricked into thinking or feeling a particular way (some […]

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Money talks – Capitalism: A Love Story review

Capitalism: A Love Story. Directed by Michael Moore. Rated M. Originally published November 3, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Michael Moore, the documentarian, is manipulative, exploitative, self-aggrandising, and sometimes flat out incorrect. On the other hand, Michael Moore, the filmmaker, is funny, explosive, entertaining and always manages to find the emotional truth at the core of […]

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Money talks – Capitalism: A Love Story review

Capitalism: A Love Story. Directed by Michael Moore. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Michael Moore, the documentarian, is manipulative, exploitative, self-aggrandising, and sometimes flat out incorrect. On the other hand, Michael Moore, the filmmaker, is funny, explosive, entertaining and always manages to find the emotional truth at the core of his subjects. Critics and fans […]

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