Nothing happened this week. Surely one of the most uneventful first weeks of any presidency. Right? Ha.
What if the bogeyman turns out to be real? That’s the premise of 2009 documentary CROPSEY, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The filmmakers explore the origins of the urban legend they heard about as children, only to discover that there may, in fact, be some truth behind the tale.
And the truth, as they say, is… terrifying.
Hostage to the Devil chronicles Malachi Martin’s life in America as an exile priest. Disillusioned with the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, he broke from the Jesuit order and moved to New York City. There, he embarked on a second career as a writer and exorcist.
This film presents a portrait of a complex man who struggled with his own demons as he battled the dark forces afflicting others.
Quite the cornucopia of conundrums and conspiracies:
The meaning of unlucky 13. What the heck is so unlucky about it? Who came up with that ridiculous idea, anyway?
Have we really reached a point in the development of artificial intelligence where we need to start considering the legal rights of “electronic persons”? Some in the European Parliament seem to think so.
We discuss up-to-the-minute developments in the decades-old mystery of D.B. Cooper, who jumped from a plane over Oregon with two hundred thousand dollars cash and disappeared without a trace.
…and much, much more!
Hypernormalisation is a nearly three-hour epic that leaps from subject to subject in a circuitous journey toward revelation. The film paints a vivid portrait of corporate control and increasing social insularity as it tries to make sense of our modern world’s pervasive anxiety and uncertainty.
In filmmaker Adam Curtis’s world, we are minds in the matrix, doomed to feed the machine with our bodies and souls.
Was this the worst year ever? Of course it was. In a latte-sipping, spoiled rotten, first-world-problems kind of way.
In this supersized year-end extravaganza we defenestrate 2016 and discuss literally everything…
In 2013, Edward Snowden reached out to filmmaker Laura Poitras because of her history of uncompromising documentary filmmaking. He knew she had long been a target of government surveillance and was confident she would not be easily intimidated.
Citizenfour (Snowden’s handle in his secret correspondences with Poitras) places us in a Hong Kong hotel room with Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald as the young whistleblower shares knowledge and evidence of illegal mass surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Buzz “Balls” Aldrin tweets a dire warning after falling ill in Antarctica: “We are all in danger. It is evil itself.” What’s going on here? Is he just messing with us? Or are we all about to experience the bone-chilling terror of an invading horde of refrigerated reptilians?
Does this video prove that Christian charismatic Kim Clement predicted the Trump presidency in 2007?
How do peanut butter, Queen, and Berenstain Bears prove the existence parallel universes? Let’s play the Mandela Effect game!
“Two friends step into a crop circle. One emerges unaffected. The other decides to build a UFO with the help of an eccentric transsexual inventor.”
If that’s not the greatest pitch ever we don’t know what is.
In 1966, hundreds of students, teachers, and local residents witnessed a flying saucer hover overhead, land, and take off again at incredible speed. What was it? Extraterrestrial visitation? Top secret experimental aircraft? Weather balloon?
WESTALL ’66 is an intriguing documentary that tells the story of the largest and most impressive mass UFO sighting in Australian history. This is the Australian Roswell, and it amazes us that we (here in the States) haven’t heard more about it. While there is little physical evidence for the reality of this encounter – much less for the extraterrestrial hypothesis – there is palpable truth in the personal stories of the witnesses.
That awkward moment when you realize everything is connected…
Adam prepared for this episode by looking into the strange sphere-like object that appeared in front of the sun in NASA images this week. He looked into Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to Antarctica (to meet with extraterrestrials under an alien-built pyramid, natch). He investigated cases of strange low-frequency hums that have been driving UK citizens mad since the 1970s.
As it turns out, all these things may have been signs of the realization of Project Blue Beam. What is Project Blue Beam? Only an alleged massive, multinational effort to stage the Second Coming and bring on the New World Order.
Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING is: a) a confession of his participation in the hoaxed Apollo moon mission; b) a treatise on the genocide of the Native Americans; c) a meditation on the holocaust; d) all of the above; e) a frickin’ horror movie.
New favorite word: apophenia.
For more than 25 years, someone has been placing mysterious tiles on the busiest streets in New York, Philadelphia, and other east coast cities – as far south as Brazil.
They all bear some variation of this message:
“Toynbee Idea/In Kubrick’s 2001/Resurrect Dead/On Planet Jupiter”
Who’s been doing this? How? Why?
And what does all of this have to do with playwright David Mamet?