The Stanford Prison Experiment is an endlessly interesting film about the actual study conducted by a Stanford University psych professor and his grad students in 1971. The experiment demonstrated the effect prison has on human behavior.
As a curiosity, full of salacious possibility, or as the heartbreaking tale of two women, unprepared for independence after success, Bound By Flesh is a humanizing and powerful must-see recounting of the rise and fall of these fascinating women.
Hope is exactly what watching Dancing in Jaffa gave me. The hope to believe that one day Israel and Palestine will co-exist, away from the settlements and politics. But also the confirmation that cultural activism works.
In most hands, a switched at birth story would be a pretty shopworn literary device. A new film by Japanese director Kore-Eda Hirokazu turns this into a thought provoking and moving exploration of what it means to be a family in his new film Like Father, Like Son.
It would be much too easy to dismiss this chatty little flick as a silly study in crackpot speculation. Rather, its well-crafted eloquence succeeds in raising poignant questions that are pertinent to understanding human behavior.
By day we would interview all sides of the Northern Ireland debate, trying allow different points of view to be aired. By night, I would get e-mails from people urging me not to believe what others told me.