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Watch Full Canadian Movies at NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada has recently made a number of Canadian films available for free, high-quality online viewing. The repertoire includes documentaries, shorts and full-length dramas.

Not many of the films available for viewing are in Criticker’s library (yet), but that’s no reason not to check out the works which are there. Carts of Darkness, for example, is an excellent full-length documentary about homeless men who’ve created their own extreme sport to pass the time.

Carts of Darkness, Murray Siple

With hundreds of films available, a trip to NFB.ca could easily absorb an entire afternoon. So be careful… and if you do check it out, make sure to share any discovered treasures with the Criticker Community!

Website: http://www.nfb.ca/

Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising Available Online

Michael Moore‘s new film Slacker Uprising is available for free download, in its entirety, at SlackerUprising.com

As is the case with a lot of cool free stuff from the States, it’s not available to anyone outside of the USA or Canada. GRRRR! Don’t you recognize your fan-base is largely in Europe, Mr. Moore?!

The film chronicles Moore’s tour across American college campuses in the run-up to the 2004 Presidential Election. According to Moore, the “goal was to help turn out a record number of young voters and others who had never voted before. (That part was a success. Young adults voted in greater numbers than in any election since 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. And the youth vote was the only age group that John Kerry won.)”

Wow, all thanks to You: The Soul of the Liberal Machine, I’m sure. Actually, it’s probably a good thing that the film isn’t available to those of us outside the US… if it were, I’d feel compelled to watch it, and then would spend 3 weeks fuming about how obnoxiously self-impressed Mr. Moore is.

Slacker Uprising’s Official Site
A Negative Review from the UK’s Guardian

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Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Music DVDs of All Times

No new posts, people? Well, I guess it’s up to me then…

So I’m in a good mood because I saw Bob Dylan last night. He was about 50 mts. away from me, which by itself is a good reason to pay 100$ (pesos). And in this good mood I thought, ‘Why wait for someone to write a post? Let’s go and write it’. So I looked up for good material, and reading through my copy of Rolling Stone [Argentina] I came across a list of the ‘Top 25 Music DVDs of All Times’ according to Rolling Stone. Well, here they are (along with links to their respective Criticker entry):

 25. U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

24. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

23. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

22. The Harder They Come (1972)

21. The Old Grey Whistle Test, Vol. 1 (2002)

20. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

19. End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2003)

18. Deep Blues: A Musical Pilgrimage to the Crossroads (1991)

17. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

16. Dig! (2004)

15. Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special (1968)

14. Hype! (1996)

13. The Kids Are Alright (1979)

12. Sex Pistols: The Filth and the Fury (2000)

11. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco (2002)

10. No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

9. Purple Rain (1984)

8. Stop Making Sense (1984)

7. Wild Style (1983) [It’s a shame this film is not on Criticker, I haven’t seen it but it sounds fascinaing]

6. Gimme Shelter (1970)

5. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

4. Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music (1970)

3.  A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

2. Monterey Pop (1968)

1. The Last Waltz (1978)

Well, there it is… You might notice through the links that Criticker users have quite a different idea of the list. If only there was a general PSI info… Vincente, how about it?

Online Documentary: Riding Giants

I love finding these full length features.

This documentary takes viewers along surfing’s timeline, highlighting the group of extraordinary adventurers that emerged: surfers who, not satisfied with the mere recreational and social aspects of the sport, began searching for bigger and bigger waves, pushing the boundaries of performance to explore the "unridden realm."

How do you like it? Feel free to give Riding Giants a rating on Criticker.

Super Size Me

I didn’t quite buy this film when it came out. Honestly, who really thinks that fast food is healthy and should be eaten every single day? If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance to see the whole thing for free:

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“Super Size Me” is one man’s journey into the world of weight gain, health problems and fast food. It’s an examination of the American way of life and how we are eating ourselves to death. Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a ’McDonald’s only’ diet for thirty days straight. His Sundance award-winning feature is as entertaining as it horrifying as it dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death.

Don’t forget to rank “Super Size Me” on Criticker when you’re done watching it.

[via: ehrensenf]

The Secret Life of Brian – Documentary

48 minute documentary about the outrage sparked by Monty Python’s "Life of Brian".

You can also watch it here ( works best with IE)

[via: Gadgets Blog]