The holidays are a bittersweet time of year, which means (if you’re anything like us) the tears flow big-time whenever there’s a wistful Christmas movie to be watched. So whether you feel like crying tears of laughter or joy (to the world!), here are seven holiday movies, from “White Christmas” to “Miracle on 34th Street,” guaranteed to make you weep.
Santa Claus is coming town soon, but which type of Santa will actually show up on your snowy rooftop to deliver some Christmas cheer (or so you hope)? As the movies prove, there are actually all different kinds of Kris Kringles, and some of them are downright Grinch-like. That’s why we’ve ranked 10 of our favorite cinematic Santas, from “A Christmas Story” to “Elf.”
The term eco is thrown around a lot these days, preceding a mind-numbingly long stream of words like -friendly, -chic, -tourism, and the ubiquitous -tote. But rarely do we hear it in conjunction with terrorism, as in eco-terrorism, the subject of Sam Cullman and Marshall Cury’s documentary IF A TREE FALLS, which won the U.S. Documentary Editing Award at Sundance this year.
Enjoy a good David vs. Goliath story? Or perhaps a tale of a passionate person who lets his/her zeal turn from good to ugly? This year’s Sundance Film Festival has you covered. Both of the environmentally-themed films in the US Documentary Competition address activism and activists… warts and all.
Bill Haney’s THE LAST MOUNTAIN delves into an issue that’s become very hot among environmentalists over the past decade: mountaintop removal by coal mining companies. Focused on West Virginia’s Coal River Valley, the film explores the community’s fight against this practice, which damages both the natural environment, and the people living in the vicinity. Check out the trailer above.