Here we define a few terms that have become shorthand at the Sinners Creek Commission.   Big Red Dog: the “moral” of an episode or film offers a conclusion that is the opposite of the content up to that point. Often results in the audience taking away the “wrong” message. Emerson said it as “What […]

Film Fest: 5 Broken Cameras and The Gatekeepers

5 Broken Cameras (2012) documents 5 years of protests against the separation wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in. The Gatekeepers (2012) interviews 6 of the 7 living directors of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret police.   Gemma: These were tough and rich films to start with. Rasha: I’m glad we to agreed to […]

Review: The Promise, Parts 3 & 4

Rasha: Episode 4 is interminable, I’m still watching it. They could have cut a good 45 min on the fraught pauses alone. Gemma: Agreed! But then we wouldn’t understand how FRAUGHT the whole SITUATION is! R: I’m just at the point where she realizes she’s talking with Mohammed Abu Hassan’s daughter. The feels I’m supposed […]