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Alexander Shyrokov has reviewed

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Autoscale-80x80 A documentary about how food is made in US. Good questions, and good attitudes. The movie tried to be too sentimental at times, but still it had delivered the message! I never thought about how customers change the supplier. According to the movie, fast food chains are the largest customer for meet, and crops. Now it is only logical to see that the production methods from fast food chains must be applied to the food suppliers if they are too support the demand. How good are the methods? That is for you to decide. On the other hand, we are the customers for the food chains. They will give us what we ask them for. Hence, we vote for what kind of food we get with every meal we purchase! That is a lot of power in our hands.

The cove

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

the coveInteresting documentary that focuses on one particular place in Japan, where dolphins are slaughtered. It is a story of a man who is trying to undo something that he had started. Some moments were really intense (better than action movies), some were very brutal. The goal of the movie is to rise awareness about the issue of dolphin captivity and killings. The author says, that if it is not possible to stop killing in one particular place, then it is not possible to address the global problem of killing whales and dolphins world wide.

The Holy

Monday, October 5th, 2009

The HolyThe Holly by Daniel Quinn.

I was and is greatly impressed with Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. Hence, I am trying hard to find the same greatness in his other books by comparing them to Ishmael. I understand, though, that every work must be judged by itself and not as a clone of something else. Still, it seems to me, that all of the Daniel’s books, I have read, do touch the similar subjects and talk about the same messages. Surprisingly, each time, the author finds very different angles to deliver the messages, which is very entertaining.

The Holy did not impress me as something exceptional. It did not provide the comprehensive picture of the environment and did not even hinted into the direction of how the environment can be explained. The notion of “them” vs “us” is an old one and is well popularized by Matrix movies. But Matrix does show how this separation came about, why it was possible, and where it would lead. I failed to grasp that reading The Holy. The book, of course, is well written and reminded me of Master and Margarita by Bulgakov. Still I found myself waiting for something more until the very end of the book. In my opinion, the last few chapters of the book contained the important things, which were not really explored during the rest of the book.

Alexander Shyrokov has reviewed

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Autoscale-80x80 Not highly realistic movie. I liked some intense action scenes. Dialogs oftentimes were very close to being cheesy. I would not recommend watching it in a theater, there are very few scenes with beautiful settings of snow and ice, the rest is inside or almost whiteout conditions.