Tag Archives: Consumerism

Generation Kill

Generation Kill (2008) Director: Susanna White, Simon Cellan Jones Actors: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas, Stark Sands, Billy Lush Runtime: 7 x 67 min This mini-series about the invasion of Iraq in 2003, which consists of seven one-hour episodes, is based on the book by a journalist Evan Wright, about his experiences […]

Statues Also Die

Les statues meurent aussi (1953) Directors: Chris Marker, Alain Resnais Runtime: 30 min The narrator says in the opening sequence: “When men die, they become history. Once statues die, they become art. This botany of death is what we call culture.” This documentary makes an excellent analysis of the cold cruelty by which colonialism and […]

Week end

Week end (1967) Director: Jean-Luc Godard Actors: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne Runtime: 105 min A couple prepares for the weekend. He doesn’t love her, she doesn’t love him. Both have someone on the side and wish that the other gets killed. This weekend they are going to the hospital where her father is dying, in […]

Now & Later

Now & Later (2009) Director: Philippe Diaz Actors: Shari Solanis, Keller Wortham Runtime: 99 min At the very beginning we are welcomed with Wilhelm Reich‘s quote: “A sexually repressed society will resort to violence.” He is an international trader – a speculator who grew up in a typical American family devoted to power and success. […]

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Director: Banksy Runtime: 87 min Thierry Guetta (born in Paris, lives in L.A) was for many years obsessed with video cameras and documenting every moment in his life, until he discovered street art which became his new obsession. Or maybe the whole thing was made up and planned by […]

Czech Dream

Ceský sen (2004) Director: Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda Runtime: 90 min Two students of film directing decided to organize a marketing campaign for the opening of a non-existent hypermarket and over 2000 people show up on the opening day. Throughout the film we see the process of image creation and advertising to the public, the […]