Movie Review: Prohibition (2011)


Title: Prohibition Release Date: 2 October 2011 Director: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Production Co: Florentine Films Country: United States Language: English Genre: Documentary | History Rating: **** This Ken Burns documentary illustrates the United States’ experiment with banning alcoholic beverages. The story is told in three parts. Part I documents the adverse effect alcohol consumption had on…

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Mr. Bjarnfreðarson (2009) *** An Icelandic comedy that combines dark humor, fish-out-of-water stories, and self-discovery all in one entertainingly bizarre package.  The titular character has been raised by his extremist socialist/feminist mother (the heavy-handiness of the stereotypes of the mother are my least favorite part of the movie) to an extent that he can’t fit…

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Delicatessen (1991) One of my favorite films which I saw on the big screen at Brattle Theatre a few years back.  This was the first time Susan saw it and I was surprised that I’d forgotten how dark and gory this post-apocalyptic cannibalistic black comedy was.  Still, it is funny and amazing creative with possibly…