Based on his book, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" is John Perkins' perspective of United State international policies. The Perkins premise is that the United States government sets up third world countries to fail. USA then enslaves these third world countries when they are unable to pay off their massive debt.
"Confession of an Economic Hitman" suffers from inadequate historical research. Perkins forgets to remind his viewers that most of these third world countries were debter nations BEFORE America provided financial and medical assistance. "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" is so one sided in it's argument that the conclusion becomes laughable.
Four out of the past five Palm Beach International film Festivals have been great events for the South Florida community. Yet as the 13th Annual looms, one wonders if Jason Voorhees is leading his minions on an assault upon the hard working volunteers and promoters of the 13th annual event.
During a local critics screening, the DVD proved defective. My telephone interview was delayed due to problems with the telephone line.
Yet in times of chaos, heroes are born. Jan Rooney, Mickey's wife, called me, resolved the problem and I was able to connect with PBiFF's new legend.
GOODBYE BABY tells the story of a bright and beautiful young woman, Melissa Brooks, as she pursues her dream of becoming a stand-up comic in New York City's legendary and unforgiving comedy club scene. With a break out performance from Christine Evangelista and some notable indie favorites, this film is a must see!!
Recently graduated from an affluent high school and faced with the daunting prospect of paying her own way through college, Melissa watches her rich friends head off to Ivy League schools to become doctors and lawyers. Not able to afford their path, she chooses to spend the summer after her senior year with her brother Robbie (Ivan Sandomire) and his boyfriend Miller (Kane Manera). It's not long after she's moved into their SoHo apartment that Melissa falls in love with the vitality of New York life and a certain resident in particular named Kevin (Michael Mosley).
Melissa soon finds work at Perlman's comedy club where the owner (Jerry Adler), a veteran comic himself, takes her under his wing. Over the coming days and weeks, Melissa hones her act while she waits tables, watching and learning from other professional comics including Donnell Rawlings (“Chappelle's Show”) and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Sick in the Head). With the help of her eclectic group of downtown friends, she finds the bravery and tenacity to take the stage herself.
This is only the "first stage" in her journey to success and happiness. Melissa realizes that in order to embrace her future she must first face her past.