The movie mag polls are in, and it looks like United 93 is their ‘film of the year’. Well, quelle sur-chuffing-prise, eh?
Worthy, dull, uninspired, it just goes to show what a crap year it’s been in cinemaland (except for Crank, which was ace – obviously!). So, god bless YouTube and hallaluyah for those beavering away under the radar.
Like filmmaker Dylan Avery, whose online 9/11 documentary was just what the proverbial doctor ordered in this whey-faced year of film. He raised $2,000 to make Loose Change, a film that asks ‘honest questions’ about the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
And frankly, it’s never ‘too soon’ to be asking questions like: why were there reports of multiple explosions in the towers? Why did the plane crashing into the Pentagon (and for that matter, the United 93 crash) leave no evidence of an actual plane? Why did the footage of Bin Laden admitting the attacks bear no resemblance to existing pictures of the man? Hmmm?
As opposed to the sanitised likes of United 93 and Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, Avery’s flick actually bothered to put things in context and make its case with bone-chilling precision. Which is why we at D+CFilm are naming it our film of the year. Hell, it’ll probably be our film of next year too – after all, you can watch Loose Change version two online now (click here to watch it in full), but an updated third version is lined up for a theatrical run in 2007.
Rest assured, when this stuff hits the cinemas, the shit hits the fan. Happy new year, D+Cineasts!
Posted by Thin White Duke