History for Movies

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 […]