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(330) 6.7 94 min 2018

5B is a movie starring Alison Moed Paolercio, Cliff Morrison, and David Denmark. Documentary about the staff and patients of San Francisco General Hospital's AIDS ward during the early years of the epidemic.

Starring
David Denmark, Mary Magee, Alison Moed Paolercio, Cliff Morrison
Genres
Documentary
Director
Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss
Stars David Denmark, Mary Magee, Alison Moed Paolercio, Cliff Morrison
Country USA
Runtime 1H 34M
Description At the heart of the HIV/AIDs epidemic, a single number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in the country designed specifically to treat AIDS patients. The unit's nurses' and caregivers' emphasis on humanity and consideration of holistic well-being created a new standard of care in a time of great uncertainty.

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Monday, 21 Sep 2020 04:05

There is only one film this film can be compared to, and that is "A Beautiful Mind". Although it deals with similar themes, "A Beautiful Mind" and "M*A*S*H" differ in their attention to history and historical context. One of the things that set M*A*S*H apart from its counterparts is its focus on the issues that war brings to a military and civilian society. In addition, it was one of the first films to introduce combat to a mainstream audience, and it didn't shy away from the brutality of war in its presentation. A Beautiful Mind on the other hand focuses on the underlying psychology of the characters and the dynamics that are created between them. When I first saw the film, I was immediately drawn to the characters. I was fascinated by the actor who played Jimi Hendrix, his feelings towards religion, his quest for the Beatles, and his relationship with his brother. He is portrayed by James Woods, and he captures the essence of Jimi Hendrix in the roles of an outcast, a closeted homosexual, and a rebel. In addition, the music that he performs with is at times poignant, and captures the essence of his music and how it influenced his life. Finally, there is the narrative. The director Andrew Jarecki is an excellent writer, and his screenplays are so deeply personal that the story has a wonderful sense of truth. With "M*A*S*H", we have a deeper look into the world of wartime, and that is what made it so compelling. "A Beautiful Mind" is a film that has many themes that are applicable to any society. We are all bound to be shaped by history, and we should be aware of this fact when we form our own lives. While M*A*S*H was a revolutionary film in its time, the themes that it covers are not new, and most of the themes that were presented in this film were new at the time. However, I think that M*A*S*H is a film that should be studied by all generations, and taught in schools. For this reason, I am giving this film a perfect 10/10.
Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 23:36

This is a very well produced documentary, both in terms of production values, but also in terms of the cinematography, and the use of music. The film is based on interviews with three photographers in their 50s, and the reporter conducting these interviews is a former journalist who interviewed them for a book and who found their stories fascinating and compelling. As the film progresses, it becomes clear that these three photographers all had a similar story to tell. In this way, the documentary is as much about their stories as it is about the men and women they photographed. By that I mean that it is as much about their stories as it is about their photographs, and the fact that this story unfolds so naturally and so skillfully is because of the craftsmanship and care that went into it. I do have to say that I would have preferred more footage of the subjects of this story, since the film would have been much more effective if it had given the subjects more time to tell their stories. The filmmakers do do a wonderful job of weaving together interviews with them, with their families and their friends and with the people who lived next door. In this way, the documentary creates a relationship between the photographer and the subject, and then creates the story that is told. By the end of the documentary, I felt like I had been taken on a tour of these individuals' lives, and had the feeling that I was in this part of the world that these men and women all lived in, and that I wanted to go back to this area and be a part of their story.
Thursday, 02 Jul 2020 01:01

I'm sure many of you have already heard of it. In fact, it was basically the reason I decided to see this movie in the first place. If you haven't, you really should. It is so terrible, so mindless, so soulless, that it is almost a miracle it didn't get sued. I really couldn't tell if the interviewees were going to be punished for saying this or not. No one I spoke with seemed to be trying to make a point. In fact, if you can think of anything to criticize about this movie, you're probably right. I was even more surprised to find out that the school board was actually listening. I thought that was a terrible move. Not only did the school board reject this, but the school superintendent's office also said that this movie was bad enough to be kept secret until the school year ended. The superintendent was even looking for ways to do it to the filmmakers. And the movie went on a firestorm of media coverage. And after all that, it was decided that the movie would be made public. What was the point of it? What does the movie really say? It says nothing. I was not at all surprised to find out that so many people liked this movie. People that make movies are a fascinating group. We love watching the results, but we just hate them. We love watching the reactions of people, but we hate them. We are the type of people that will not sit through a boring movie because we love the end result, but we hate the process of putting that end result into our heads. We are the type of people who will run to the nearest video store to buy every movie they can get their hands on. I'm guessing that if you're like that, you probably won't like this movie. I was never a big fan of "Caddyshack." It was just a little too long and didn't really have anything that we couldn't handle. I liked the movie when it came out, but I just didn't like it the next time I watched it. This movie was actually a much better movie than I remembered it to be. I could go on and on about the things I liked about this movie, but I think you get the point. It was just a terrible movie that I was happy to see ended. I have watched the movie so many times that I can actually remember the plot, and I'm not a big fan of the idea of watching a movie just to see what will happen, because that is all the movies I watch these days. The one thing that really stuck out to me is how much time was spent on just talking about how good the movie was. That is, it was about 80 minutes of total boring talking. No one actually said anything worth listening to. I was pretty sure that they were going to do something funny with the movie, but nothing came out of it. The only thing that was funny was when the director got all nostalgic about how good "Dukes of Hazzard" was. That's it. That was the only funny thing in the whole movie. I really think that when the movie was originally released, it would have been a little better, but then the movie came out and it just became a commercial enterprise. Now, it is one of those things where you can just go ahead and take the money and run. I saw a copy of the movie on DVD, and I found out that it cost $10,000. I guess I will just have to find it somewhere and buy it.
Friday, 01 May 2020 16:21

The year 2012 marked a one-of-a-kind event: No country in the world had a nuclear disaster so intense, so deadly and so long-lasting as the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. The destructive tsunami that engulfed Japan in March 2011 killed the lives of some 300,000 people and caused billions of dollars in damage. Japan is now crippled by radiation, damaged by natural disasters, and struggling to survive without power and clean water. At the same time, the massive amount of radiation released from the site is making it impossible for the Japanese to receive compensation from the international community for the damage they have suffered. As The Japanese government debates whether or not to pay any of the victims of the accident, the film tells the story of one of the first people affected. Hiroshi Ishiguro and his wife are farmers in their small village in Fukushima. They are lucky to have survived the accident. Ishiguro has developed leukemia from radiation, and his wife has developed a lung disease. Together, they are determined to provide for their families and to raise their son, who was born with leukemia. They also want to have a normal life, despite the radiation damage. While Ishiguro is battling leukemia, his wife is suffering from respiratory problems. They raise their son and keep on working, even though their farm is still very much damaged. They finally become too weak to go to the hospital, and Ishiguro gives up on their struggles. At the same time, a film crew is filming the family at home. As the crew begins to film, Ishiguro finally gets too sick to walk on his own. He tells his wife to ask for help from the UN, and the UN goes to the farm and provides a few bags of rice, a couple of buckets, and some baby food. Ishiguro tells the crew that he's dying, and the crew leaves. But Ishiguro's wife is desperate, and the UN turns back to Ishiguro. In the end, the crew returns with some blood bags, and Ishiguro's wife gives them to her husband. Soon, they are allowed to go to a hospital and have Ishiguro and his wife treated. The footage from this movie was the first of a series of three films that followed Ishiguro and his wife in Fukushima. I know this film is a documentary, but I never felt that there was any drama, no emotion. It was a compelling story of survival and determination, but I didn't feel any sense of loss or tragedy. As Ishiguro is dying, the crew keeps on filming, but Ishiguro is too weak to walk. The crew leaves and takes the baby food. They are forced to take more baby food, but Ishiguro refuses, and the crew leaves him to die. Ishiguro's wife eventually gives up, and her husband dies. The crew returns, but Ishiguro's wife is still too weak to go to the hospital. When they return, Ishiguro is not able to walk. The crew gives Ishiguro a few bags of rice and a bucket, and they leave him to die. The crew returns and tells Ishiguro that he is dying, and they leave him to die. Ishiguro's wife eventually gives up, and she and Ishiguro die. The crew returns to the village, and Ishiguro and his wife are reunited. Ishiguro is now totally healthy, but the crew never came back to film the rest of the film. I think the film could have been a great one, and there could have been a moment when I felt something for Ishiguro, and I could have felt a sense of loss, but I didn't. I think this is a shame. This film had a lot of potential, but it's one of the few documentaries I've seen where I have been more affected by the sadness than the loss. I think the ending could have been powerful, but I was more moved by the determination of Ishiguro


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