Cheap, green, and easy: Watch funny eco-documentaries online -- free!

So you didn't see that well-reviewed green film in the theaters because you didn't want to fork over $12 for a ticket -- and didn't rent it either because you decided to spend the $4 on snacks and watch TV instead. Well, thanks to Hulu still being free and Netflix's "Play on computer" options, you can watch the great green documentaries you missed RIGHT NOW -- without spending a cent (assuming you're a Netflix member)! ...more

Oh, Joy!

'spent a happy afternoon with a few favourite friends today. Nothing elaborate. Coffee and sandwiches. Then a film - formulae, but sweet. Oh, it all started with browsing at a bookshop - sooo tempting, but I have friends who have lined up a lot of reading for me, so I left with nothing. OK, regret. I am trying to be sensible. The weather is pretty decent and the sun felt good, of course I had a few liters of sun block slathered all over....more

Hilary Swank with and Hilary Swank ...more

Righteous Rumpus: Where the Wild Things Are is for Grown Ups

I was worried I wouldn't love Where the Wild Things Are, even though I trust the artistic skills of the director, Spike Jonze and the screenwriter, Dave Eggers. ...more

This book has so much history and tradition for me.  I was a bit depressed, disappointed ...more

"An Education" is a masterpiece

Every once in a while, there comes along an example of creativity that makes you wish you’d never praised one other thing, since so many of the words you might choose in exaltation have been made less by being applied elsewhere....more

The Age of Stupid premier: An eco everywhere event with Franny Armstrong, Thom Yorke

Eco-leaders always get this inevitable question at Q&As: What's one thing that I can do to combat climate change (or save the environment)? Ask eco-inspirational director Franny Armstrong, and you'll get perhaps the most inspiring -- and toughest -- answer of all: Examine your own life -- and maybe change it, big time, to do what makes a difference. ...more

to the one night event next Monday. I'm looking forward to it. I hope you will review it ...more

Fall 2009 Movie Preview: Vampires and Vixens

"The Lovely Bones," "New Moon," "Nine," "Whip It," "Avatar."  These are just some of the movies that will be coming to a theatre near you this fall.  As most moviegoers know, fall is the season Hollywood trots out its "serious" films, those they hope Academy members will want to vote for come Oscar nominating time in January. ...more

The only roller two derby movies I can think of are "Kansas City Bomber" with Raquel ...more

Ponyo: Enviro-a-gogo

In many of Hayao Miyazaki's anime masterpieces, water waves, ripples and eddies provide a fascinating back-canvas to his hand-drawn cel animation. It stands to reason then, that he'd eventually create a film about the ocean. In his recent animated feature, "Ponyo," breath-taking visuals of undulating jellyfish and prehistoric undersea creatures accompany an eco-friendly story about a goldfish who wants to become a walking, talking, real live girl.  ...more

Make a new BFF: Bicycle Film Festival's coming to your town

Every year I plan to go to the Bicycle Film Festival -- the ever-bigger touring bike fest that brings together film, art, fun, games, parties, and of course, two-wheeling enthusiasts in cities around the world. The 2009 tour's hitting 39 cities, from Austin to Los Angeles to Zurich! ...more

Films by Women that Entertain, Inspire and Motivate on Sept. 17 in New York

Women's Film Institute (WFI) presents the 1st Annual WFI Shorts Tour. Out of 300 inspiring entries, 11 films were selected to be premiered. The diverse selection of shorts at the tour celebrates the exceptional contributions of women in the world of cinema and represents a convergence of films from around the globe, including the U.S., Italy, France and China. ...more