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(218) 4.2 79 min 2017

Spiral is a movie starring Dieudonné and Richard Spencer. A look at the rise of anti-Semitism and assaults against Jews in present-day France.

Starring
Dieudonné, Richard Spencer
Genres
Documentary
Director
Laura Fairrie

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Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020 22:12

The film's title refers to the much discussed idea that our planet has a spiral direction, a consequence of being in orbit around the sun, which in turn draws us in. The idea is at first glance appealing, but the way it is presented is not entirely convincing. The documentary is actually more of a lecture on the spiral, including interviews with experts, rather than a documentary, and it seems that the director is trying to present both sides of the issue. It is easy to see why the director does not want to present a definitive answer. But the way the film is presented does not offer any clear answers either. The claims of the two scientists are based on two different scientific theories. One says that we are surrounded by a spiral-like structure, while the other says that we are in orbit around the sun. The two have different points of views on the same issue, and in fact they seem to have different methods to resolve the problem. The director has tried to present both views, but without making any attempt to resolve the issue. The impression I got from the documentary was that the two different views were presented as being equally valid, so that the whole issue is left up to the viewer to decide. So when it comes down to the point of the spiral, we are left wondering. But the director has told us that the spiral is not a significant feature of our universe. He says that it is the size of our galaxy, and that our planet's orbit around the sun is elliptical. This does not sound like a serious attempt to answer the question, although it is hard to argue against the fact that it would make more sense to simply accept the way it is. The fact that the scientist on the other side has an interest in the spiral, and that the documentary tries to show us that it is more of an interesting point than it is a significant feature, makes it difficult to be persuaded.
Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020 15:28

This is not a documentary, but more of a look into the lives of the people involved in the debt settlement - it is not about what they have been forced to do, but how they cope with the events and feelings that arise. It is a combination of testimonies, about the fight to get the money and how they manage to get the money, from the financial to the cultural to the political to the legal aspects of the deal. The documentary is divided into parts, with three parts in total - they show the initial negotiations, the negotiations with the court and the negotiations with the courts. The interviews are done with a variety of people - the politicians and the businessmen involved in the process. It is a good mix of politicians, journalists, activists, lawyers, families, people from various regions, people who were involved and people who didn't participate. In addition to the interviews, there is a lot of footage. It is a short movie, but it does a good job of showing the political aspects of the deal and the legal aspects of it. The majority of it was done by the people involved, so it is interesting to see how they react and the reaction of the court to the deal. There is also a lot of footage of the protest against the debt deal and the overall tone of the film is very serious and very downbeat, with lots of discussion and a lot of anger. It is a good movie that deals with a very serious issue, and it is not the only documentary that deals with the debt deal. Many other documentaries have been made, but this is the only one that has been made in English. It is a very well done documentary that will definitely make you think about the situation and how things are going in your country and in other countries.
Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020 05:58

As an intelligent person, I can understand why some people may find this movie offensive. However, my friend told me that, as a "rich" person, she didn't find the movie offensive at all. At least not in the sense that people from the working class would find it offensive. Because if a person is low class, and doesn't have the freedom of choice that the "rich" people do, she is likely to find the movie offensive. She said that it would have been like "throwing them in the prison." The movie is a compilation of "great" and "bad" experiences of people who are different than the "common" ones. It's very interesting to see people talk about what they've gone through in their lives, and it's very powerful to see how different people deal with the same problems. The movie does a good job of getting into the mind of the different people and showing us what they're dealing with. It also shows us that people can be very different. They can have a very nice, and very expensive home, and still be in the poorest part of the community. The "poor" people and "rich" people are more alike than different, and I liked that they showed that. It also showed us that it is really difficult for people to achieve success when they don't have much money. I also like the fact that the movie focuses more on the personal life of the poor people. People have to deal with problems and problems in their personal lives, and that's how the movie depicts it. So if you are thinking about a movie that is based on what's happening in poor and middle class families in America, then I highly recommend this movie.
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 01:36

From the reviews here, it is obvious that this film was meant to be both provocative and educational. It was more than that. It was a well-intentioned exercise in exploration of the human spirit. That is, as much as anything else, it was an exploration of human nature and, by extension, human emotional and psychological development. It was not, however, a film that I would recommend to anyone. I will not suggest it to anyone without first having thoroughly and thoroughly convinced me that this film will be helpful to them. For that, I will need to hear a great deal about it from others, or at least one other person who has had some form of this experience. The film was well-made, but, to my mind, lacked what the film's makers expected it to be. What they were expecting was a film that would, in the end, enlighten the audience on the existential aspects of human life. What they were not expecting was for the audience to be able to think, in a way that would force them to think, about their own personal lives. They did not get that. I am not a person who, as a rule, will watch a film unless it is going to move me, or do some other substantial thing to my sense of self. There were, at least for me, some moments where the film was entertaining. This is not to say that this film had the same kind of effect on me that "Pleasantville" had on me. It was just, in some ways, a much more well-intentioned film. I would recommend it to those who have had experiences with mental illness or, even worse, the death of a loved one. This film was not, however, an experience I would recommend to anyone who does not have the ability to think about their own lives and their own feelings and emotions and, consequently, to be able to be open to and capable of getting into their own heads and using their own personal experiences to help them to answer the questions of the film.


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