Flick Crit: Changeling

My latest film review on Cinema Takes:

Clint Eastwood’s film Changeling is a straightforward narrative.

As the original newspaper clips on the official website confirm, this is based on a true story, the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders. If you’ve seen LA Confidential then you’re familiar with the Los Angeles Police Department’s corrupt reputation. It’s an earlier time but things weren’t much better then in the LAPD. In fact it seems that the authorities would do anything to improve their public image including persecuting innocent single mothers.

Continued at: Changeling: clever serial clichés

Kevin Rennie

What is most important right now?

Forget the GFC. Forget AGW. Forget all of that. The most important thing for this country right now is to help our fellow Australians in Victoria who have lost their lives, their family, their pets, their homes. Nothing else in this country is more important.  And the relief agencies need money, so please consider giving some to one of the following:

Red Cross

NAB Fire Relief Fund

I contacted one of my close friends in Victoria over the week, they packed up and left their home when a house two streets over burnt down. They are one of the lucky ones who are safe and still have their home. Many do not.

Update: And to those who can, please give blood.

Update 2: And as mentioned in the comments, let’s not forget those in Queensland who are still flooded with more rain to come.