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(948) 7.4 81 min 2019

Midnight Family is a movie starring Fer Ochoa, Josue Ochoa, and Juan Ochoa. In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent...

Starring
Josue Ochoa, Juan Ochoa, Fer Ochoa
Genres
Action, Drama, Documentary, Crime
Director
Luke Lorentzen

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Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Action, Drama, Documentary, Crime
Director Luke Lorentzen
Writer Luke Lorentzen
Stars Josue Ochoa, Juan Ochoa, Fer Ochoa
Country Mexico
Also Known As 真夜中の家族 ~密着 メキシコ民間救急車~, Nattens änglar, Nocna rodzinka, Urgencias en México DF, Familia de medianoche
Runtime 1H 21M
Description In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance, competing with other unlicensed EMTs for patients in need of urgent care. In this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

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Sunday, 04 Oct 2020 16:25

This is the first documentary about the U.S. government's involvement in torture in the CIA. It was done for the CIA by Andrew Bacevich. The filmmakers claim that the U.S. government, its executives, and the senior agents all paid to torture people. To quote the journalist in a previous sentence, "it's quite clear to me that what we're seeing is a daily action that seems to be directed at the president." The films focuses on the CIA's detention and interrogation program, conducted under the Bush administration. The use of torture is acknowledged by the officials that were responsible for the program, but the film asks how they would justify the use of such methods, and it shows the various excuses that the officials gave for why they carried out their operations. One can't help but wonder why the "officials" in charge of the torture program had such a non-sensical view of what constitutes torture and why it should be necessary to do so. One can imagine that this documentary would not have gotten the distribution that it did if the people that were responsible for the torture were subjected to an honest and comprehensive investigation, and the truth was told. The result of the investigation would have likely given an unequivocal answer to the question of how the program was carried out. The filmmakers have some admirable intentions. The Bush administration is referred to as a criminal organization, and the CIA officers involved in the program are treated with the same respect as terrorists and mass murderers. What they show, however, is a system that knowingly and repeatedly carried out acts of torture, with no repercussions, and without the safeguards of the rule of law. The very idea that the U.S. government was engaged in such a program while President Bush was the highest elected official of the United States is indeed unsettling. Bacevich's documentary "Dark Alliance" could have been a great film, except for the political infighting, and the desire to "stay on message." It was all too clear in the last ten minutes of the film. The U.S. government has not only been responsible for these acts of torture, but has also, once again, been absolved of responsibility for these crimes. In the course of the movie, the filmmakers point out that President Bush is not to blame. Instead, it is the political appointees of George W. Bush, and other administrations, who are responsible for these crimes. The fact that the "political appointees" are no longer in government must have been pointed out. Bacevich claims that Bush himself should have been impeached, but he is too busy complaining about his misfortunes to do so. To him, this would be a mistake. Bush is shown in a completely favorable light, while the film portrays the Bush administration as an effective machine that managed to orchestrate the release of all the prisoners held in the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Instead, the film was remarkably candid about the problems the Bush administration has had. It is absolutely essential that people should view this film, as it is a good introduction to what's going on in the United States and in the world, and it is also a reminder that torture should be made illegal.
Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 19:46

This documentary-like feature film is the second feature film about the violent protests that broke out in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014. Set in St. Louis County, Missouri, the film opens in a squad car, after a bloody confrontation between police officers and a group of activists in downtown St. Louis. In one of the events leading up to that event, one of the activists (played by Quvenzhane Wallis) is killed, and police officers responded by tearing into the protesters, and beating some of them up, one of whom is later murdered. However, while their actions are not seen as justified, the activists were protecting a community that they have been abandoned for almost two decades. The film then takes a short detour into the 1960s, through an interview with Jerry Krog, the man who arranged for all the images in the Ferguson Police Department's surveillance video. From here, the film takes a look at the era in St. Louis County, St. Louis and St. Louis City. The film goes on to look at the black residents of St. Louis, and what led them to rise up against police brutality, and racism in general. At the end of the film, the filmmakers focus on the protests in Ferguson, and the controversy that followed. The interviewees discussed their feelings about Ferguson, the police, and the situation in general. Many people felt that the protests were justified, and that they were trying to bring change to their community. Most of the people in the film had no clear idea of what happened, because they had no idea what led to the protests. The documentary ended up being very insightful in answering these questions, and many questions that we were never even asked. While the film gives us no clear answer to what really happened, and how it would have changed the way things were, it is definitely worth watching.
Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020 18:00

I just finished watching this documentary and I was impressed. On one hand, it was difficult to watch, but it also showed a way of life I hadn't experienced before, and that I'm sure many of us would like to explore. I feel that this documentary is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. It features interviews with numerous people who live in the Watts area, and they talk about their experiences with gangs and racism in the 70's. They tell stories and give examples of things that might help understand how they live. The documentary features interviews from non-police people who have lived there. For example, one woman describes her son's relationship with the mother of another boy in the neighborhood, and how difficult it was to get him to help and understand what was going on there. Many of the stories are sad and heart-wrenching, but I think the most moving is the one involving Jim Brown and his son. Jim Brown is an immigrant who has been in the United States for over a decade, and he feels that his son should be treated like a human being. He raises his voice and becomes very angry when the son says that a whole neighborhood can be made up of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and black people without regard to race, religion, or creed. The mother of the son also has a very negative view of the neighborhood, saying that all white people are not welcome in Watts. And the son also looks at his mother as a racist and an ugly woman. The final thing that surprised me was how much the city of Los Angeles became involved with the Watts area. Not only did it provide jobs for people, but it became involved in the case and provided funds to pay for legal services for the people in the area. So, the city was really interested in getting it right. The ultimate lesson that I learned from this documentary is that we need to open up a dialog with people. I really admire the way the filmmakers came to this conclusion. The way they were able to talk about what was happening in Watts and the relationship between the different cultures of Watts was inspiring.
Saturday, 15 Aug 2020 22:49

This is a film that I had previously seen and not liked. It was too preachy and sometimes too funny at times. After seeing this again I think that I have changed my opinion of it. This is one of those films where you either get it or you don't. It seems to me that people just don't get it. They either enjoy it or not. Many of the people who disliked the film seem to be either people who find the Christian message to be too heavy handed or those who are uncomfortable with the culture shock they get when seeing a new film about one of their Gods. As usual, the first person you talk to and hear about the film gets it. As far as I can tell, the film seems to have a very solid focus, a good combination of real-life footage and graphic novel graphics, and good acting from a very fine cast. The question for me is, did anyone find it worthwhile? I think that the film is very honest about its subject. It shows that our Gods are complex, flawed, and human. One of the best things about this film is that the humans in it, while making up most of the story, are shown to be very much like the other races in the film. What's also very interesting is that while the human characters are most of the film's focus, the other races are very much secondary to the Gods of the film. I think this is very clear in the other Gods as well. If there is one thing that I found to be very interesting was the portrayal of the God of death, a character who's most important role is to add the horror to the film. The expression of the emotion that the Gods of the film are able to bring to the viewer is awesome, from the look of the film to the way the God goes about trying to talk to people to their level of understanding of the religious message. While the story is not really human, there is a very strong message that is brought to the viewer, one that I think is a very honest and powerful one. Overall, this is a very well made film. If you enjoy the film, you will probably like this. There is not really anything wrong with the film, and it is very good. But if you are one of those people that doesn't like religious films, you might not like it. I think that is the real difference.


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