iron sheik hulk hogan

Anyone who watched the then-WWF’s professional wrestling as a child in the 80’s and 70’s will undoubtedly be familiar with the camel clutch, the pre-Hogan all-American Bob Backlund, and of course, Hulk Hogan himself. Most likely one would also recognize Khosrow Vaziri’s, or as he’s better known, the Iron Sheik. Igal Hecht’s documentary, The Sheik, chronicles Vaziri’s […]



Ivory tower

Ivory Tower is a documentary that exposes the perils of investing so much money in higher education. At that same time, it fosters credence in the faulty belief that everyone should attend college. There are moments within that offer alternative arteries to education. One is at an isolated “college” in an agrarian setting in California. The other […]



blackfish documentary

First and foremost, Blackfish, the 2013 documentary from  Gabriela Cowperthwaite, makes me regret visiting Sea World when I was nine years old. More importantly as a documentary, Blackfish exposes a large tourist attraction as little more than a shady zoo for aquatic life and humans alike. Orca whales are the main attraction in both the documentary Sea World. In particular, […]




After Tiller — Rights and Silence

after tiller documentary george tiller

After Tiller is nearly as difficult to watch as it is to write about. This 2013 documentary begins with the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, one of only four known doctors who would legally perform third-trimester abortions. Tiller, whose office has previously been the target of bombings, has previously been shot in the arm, and was ultimately […]



roman polanski a film memoir

Minimizing events does not remove them from consciousness.



rick santorum caucus

Politics: The game, the rouse, the celebrity.



muhammad ali the trials of muhammad ali

Directed by Bill Siegel (The Weather Underground), The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a brief film that plays more like a precis of Ali’s life than a profound look at the transformative people’s champion. This is not to say that the film isn’t worthy of a watch. But, it is to suggest that the film does more […]



south park human centipad

You’re being watched! And, shouldn’t we know this by now?



david kato call me kuchu

Call Me Kuchu is filmed amidst Uganda’s first attempt to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.



andrew breitbart hating breitbart

Politics aside, Hating Breitbart takes on the apparent disconnect between New and Mainstream Media.