History for Movies

Have you seen Blackfish, the movie that’s making waves?

I hope this movie makes history. Right now, it’s looking like it’s on its way to doing just that. I haven’t posted in a while, but I recently watched Blackfish and remembered why I started Four Leaf Clover in the first place. This documentary shows a little background history as to how killer whales got [...]

Let us fight

Wow! This video has popped up a few times on my Facebook newsfeed and I finally watched it today. I’ve somehow never watched The Great Dictator, which is the movie that this speech is from and was written by actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin. Take what you will from it. I found it motivational and [...]

My secret passion

Dance is a universal language that can be understood all over the world. There are many different accents in this language that others may not completely understand, but there are few who can resist moving their bodies to the rhythm of a favorite song or a happy moment. Dancing is something I’ve always wanted to [...]

Life tip #15: Respect

Every time I write, see, think the word “respect”, I want to bust out in song (which, now that I’ve found the song to link here for this post, I’ll gladly listen to while writing this out). “R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me!” Well, respect has a lot of meaning to me, and [...]

For every bear that ever there was

I’ve thought this short film by Kane Longden was lovely ever since I first had the pleasure of watching it a little less that a year ago. Kane is now 18 and this is the very first short film he’s made (posted in September 2010). This video is so sweet and I imagine every parent [...]

Magical snowflakes

I found this short film by Joe Simon on The Owl Diary. Joe Simon is a wedding cinemetographer who lives in Austin, TX. He wanted to capture the abnormal snowfall in Austin and came up with this lovely little film. The forecast can’t make up it’s mind on whether or not it’ll snow here in [...]

Morning Glory is great, but…

My friend Meredith once told me that she takes the movies I like seriously, so to speak, because it’s rare that I actually like a movie. Even with low expectations, I am continually disappointed. I used to expect every movie to be great so it was no wonder that most of the movies I saw were [...]

People of the trees

A few weeks ago I told you about a BBC program I was looking forward to watching called Human Planet. I recorded it at the time and finally got around to watching it. It was full of information, but very different from what I expected. It started out with a group of men preparing for [...]

Constant Gardener, take me to Africa with you

While movies with an important and difficult message always leave me feeling sad, I like to watch them because I find them to be the most educational type of film after documentaries. The Constant Gardener is right there among Hotel Rwanda and Blood Diamond. Although the movie is from 2005, I’d never heard of it [...]

10,000 trees will be a documentary!

My post today is really late and I’m sorry for that, but I was planning on having a travel post today and it’s taking much longer than I thought to prepare. So… that’ll be for tomorrow! For now, there’s this fantastic news! I just wrote about this documentary yesterday and how they’re working towards their [...]