Trying to figure out what in blazes is going on with the economy?
Alex Gibney (the man behind Taxi to the Dark Side, Gonzo: The Life & Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and Enron: The Smartest Men in the Room) provides another glimpse into the recent financial criminal shenanigans with his latest well-crafted documentary, Casino Jack and the United States of America. Following the exploits of Jack Abramoff, Gibney's doc complements other recent offerings trying to make sense of our current crises. Some other films worth checking out include Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story; Danny Schechter's In Debt We Trust & Plunder: The Crime of Our Time; I.O.U.S.A.; Maxed Out; The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress; The Corporation; and America Betrayed.
Also new to our shelves this week:
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
(Directed by Werner Herzog, produced by David Lynch, and starring Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny, Michael Pena, Grace Zabriskie, Udo Kier, & Brad Dourif... cloud-shrouded mountains, mannered dialogue, tableux vivant, absurdist melodrama, deadpan black comedy... how can you not be interested?)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Letters to Juliet
As It Is In Heaven
Who Is Clark Rockefeller?
Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith
America: The Story of Us
Blood Into Wine
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 5th Season
Grey's Anatomy - 6th Season
The Good Wife - 1st Season
Fringe - 2nd Season
Glee - 1.2nd Season
The Big Bang Theory - 3rd Season
Bill Maher: ...But I'm Not Wrong
("Remember when America was just morally bankrupt?")
Janeane Garofalo: If You Will
("I'm often mistaken for a Jewish lesbian, and I always say: You're giving me way too much credit.")
Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff
("You know, when you're a fat guy you don't need a reason to sweat.")
Broken Lizard Stands Up
Charles Bukowski: The Last Straw
Charles Bukowski: There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot In Here
Two filmed readings by Bukowski (including his last public performance) that have just been made available for the first time.
That's all for this week...
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