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FLOW: For Love of Water

Irena Salina’s 2008 documentary Flow: For Love of Water takes audiences through the alarmingly dangerous problem of drinking water contamination and the resulting health hazards. The film addresses a number of the fundamental causes of water contamination, including the corrupt/corporate-driven attempts of industry to control the otherwise free and common natural resource of water. Among…

One Flew Over the Cuckoo

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

If we speak of mental health and film – or Jack Nicholson and/or Louise Fletcher – one film that jumps out to the front is the 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Miloš Forman. Now ranked 33 on 100 Greatest American Films of All Time by the American Film Institute (AFI), the film…

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly Director: Ron Howard, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar Year of Release: 2001 Run Time: 134 minutes Genre: Drama, Biography Reviewer: Patricia Wellingham-Jones Synopsis: John Forbes Nash Jr. was a brilliant economist, except when schizophrenia derailed his mind. The film illustrates his struggle with the disease…

The Kite Runner (2007)

The Kite Runner Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni, Directed by: Marc Forster, based on the best-selling debut novel by Khaled Hosseini Year of Release: 2007 Run Time: 127 minutes Genre: Drama, Social Issue Drama Reviewed by: Patricia Wellingham-Jones Synopsis: In 2000, Amir, a novelist in California, is called back to Afghanistan by an old friend…

Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

Lorenzo’s Oil (1992) Starring: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon Writer and Director: George Miller Year of Release: 1992 Run Time: 1 hour, 16 minutes Genre: Drama based on real life Reviewer: Patricia Wellingham-Jones Synopsis: Two parents search desperately for a cure for their son’s adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). The film was nominated for two Academy Awards. “Lorenzo’s Oil”…