It Felt Like a Kiss

Director: Adam Curtis
Year Released: 2009
Rating: 2.0

Experimental documentary by Curtis uses bits and pieces of archival footage to tell the story about how America poisoned the world for the last fifty years. Now, I'm certainly no American apologist, but blame for the world's problems can extend to any number of countries (not just the good ol' U.S.) and the images depicted therein are hardly revelatory to anyone with a basic understanding of our country's foibles - further, as with many other pastiche films, this comes across as being unnecessarily cluttered, as if Curtis felt the need to use all (not just some) of the footage at his disposal. Still, there are some stunning (and odd) parallels in this (Bin Laden liked Bonanza?), and using Doris Day as the emblem of surface-level purity never fails....