The Skeptical Cinephile: A Review of “Over a Barrel” (Documentary)

In September of 2019, Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced the establishment of a public inquiry into the sources of funding behind anti-pipeline activism in the province, as well as the opening of a digital tipline to which citizens can report suspected instances of foreign funding of such activism. It was a bizarre and costly decision... Continue Reading →

Lucy: Sci-fi without the sci

  This movie was like a tsunami of woo. A woonami. La Femme Nikita with a lobotomy. What's wrong with it? Well, I'll wait for one of those "Everything That's Wrong With This Movie in 5 Minutes" videos to come out, but in the meantime... The obvious.  Srsly, it's like basing an entire movie on the... Continue Reading →

The Iceman Lieth

Was Mafia assassin Richard Kuklinski full of sh**? I've had Richard "Ice Man" Kuklinski's claims on my mind for some time now, and with the FBI recently scouring Detroit for Jimmy Hoffa and a movie starring Michael Shannon as Kuklinski being released in May, this seems as good a time as any to examine what the... Continue Reading →

Conspiracy Monday: Review of Paul McCartney Really is Dead

Mockumentary, or documentary based on a hoax? The other day I watched a peculiar documentary titled Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison, directed by Joel Gilbert. Gilbert claims that on July 31, 2005, the office of Highway 61 Entertainment received a package with no return address, postmarked in London. It... Continue Reading →

Pants Afire Awards

The Pants Afire Award goes to the least credible people I've written about here on Swallowing the Camel. And the lucky winners are... Benjamin Fulford, saving the world with Freemasonic ninjas Larry Sinclair - Obama's gay lover and his murder allegations James Frey - Bad writer, no Pulitzer! Sylvia Browne, the whiskey-throated emodiment of epic... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Religulous

Director: Larry Charles I did NOT want to see this movie. But Changeling wasn't out yet, and I certainly didn't want to see Eagle Eye or Roadside Romeo. Frankly, I expected Religulous to be a shallow and disrespectful examination of complex religious issues, focused on the fringiest of the Christian fundies in an effort to... Continue Reading →

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