Movie 8/19/2009

Burma VJ (Anders Ostergaard, 2008). Before the Iran Twitter Revolution came the Democratic Voice of Burma, local journalists who smuggled their cheap video cameras into the streets of Rangoon during the 2007 protests against the dictatorial regime. This film strings together these efforts into a cogent portrait of the events, and even though it might sound sort of obligatory, the experience is gripping. (full review 8/28)

Each Dawn I Die (William Keighley, 1939). Cagney railroaded into prison, George Raft buddying up with him there, a pretty healthy serving of corn, and a couple of different characters saying, “You dirty rat” – neither of them Cagney.