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Movie Review: Last Train Home (2009)


Film: Last Train Home (2009)
Stars: Suqin Chen, Changhua Zhan, Qin Zhang, Yang Zhang
Director: Lixin Fan

Approximately 130 million of China’s workforce returns once a year to their rural homes, only to return again to the city once the New Year holiday is over. It’s considered the largest human migration on the planet. This documentary focuses on a working couple, which has a boy and girl back home in the country, being raised by a grandmother. ¬†They have been making this journey for 16 years, and as a result,

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Movie Review: Eyes of the Mothman (2011)

Film: Eyes of the Mothman (2011)
Stars: Residents of Point Pleasant, WV
Director: Matthew J. Pellowski

Toxic waste, UFOs, men in black, prehistoric creatures, a dying man’s curse, and a tragic bridge collapse all manage to be part of the history of the Mothman, a creature which allegedly frightened the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, between 1966-67. With a running time of over two and a half hours, this documentary spends much time tying all these oddities together, but not very convincingly. Facts are ¬†maddeningly loose at times. In one

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Movie Review: Darkon (2006)


Film:
Darkon (2006)
Stars: Skip Lipman, Kenyon Wells, a horde of dedicated LARPers
Director/s: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel

The parks and fields in and around Baltimore, Maryland, become fictional lands and battlefields for dedicated groups of role-playing men and women, donning homemade fantasy weapons and armor, and fighting one another on weekends for domination of the map. This documentary’s focus is on two leaders of imaginary nations, one of which is attempting to rebel against the other. For the first twenty minutes of this film, I was chuckling at the

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