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WTCQD clears the air for movie fans,
          with some recommended movie reviews. . .


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reviews of soulful entertainment film reviews and recommendations.



Tired of soulless Hollywood formula mass productions? So are we!



Below I refer you to some films (scroll down) that you probably haven't heard about . . . but are cinematic gems that affirm life and humanity and have some soul. Some may have violence, but they don't glorify it, but rather use it as a cautionary tale for humanity.

Below you'll find exquisite films from countries around the globe, as well as a few great films that actually did come out of Hollywood. (We scold Hollywood a bit here, because we know it is capable of great art. We gently nudge it toward fulfilling its true potential :-)

A side note. I highly recommend all Jackie Chan movies for families with children. Not only are they comical in the tradition of Charlie Chaplan and Buster Keaten, but the out takes at the end of each film are not only hilarious but they show children watching that the movie was "pretend" and that the people fighting really don't want to hurt one another, and are actually friends who care about one another. I wish more movies would do this.

Do you have films to recommend to us? You can. Email us with the title, and if it's a non-english film, if possible also send us the sub-titled English title.

IF YOU PURCHASE THE FILM FROM AMAZON THRU THIS WEB PAGE, a portion of that sale goes to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's health & healing efforts. NOTE, to German and French readers, we have not labeled the below English Language films as subtitled. They may be, but we are not sure because of our inability to read French and German effectively, so when you click on the Amazon.de, or Amazon.fr read to see if they are subtitled in French and/or German.





World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day Founder, Bill Douglas, was selected as the official movie reviewer for Newtopia Magazine.


Dear World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day,

Love your movie page!

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A Tip from WTCQD:
BEFORE ENJOYING YOUR FILMS, enjoy the below 20 minute Sitting Qigong Video ...

You'll find if you do Sitting Qigong before dinner and a movie, that you'll enjoy both much more.

Also, by calming our hearts and minds regularly, we discover that our tastes become more subtle.

Healthful foods become more appealing than junk food, and films with heart and soul become more satisfying than loud, violent, terrifying films.

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There are few movies that one loves enough to actually buy the DVD, to watch again and again.

Below are films that are timeless and good enough to purchase for your library to watch again over the years, and to share with all your friends.

Bill Douglas, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day Founder

[German Language Film - subtitled]

ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED - Two Strangers in a Strange Land

Two brothers from Germany, one a Feng Shui consultant, and his brother a type A non-meditating type . . . embark on an adventure for enlightenment . . .

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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

There are Amazon links to Amazon.com (USA), Amazon.de (Germany), Amazon.co.uk (UK and Europe), Amazon.fr (France), Amazon.ca (Canada). Choose the one closest to you.




[German Language Film - subtitled]

Schultze Gets the Blues

You know by now, if you've seen any of the movies I've recommended here that only special magical movies get billing here.

Schulze Gets the Blues, is a quintessential movie of this type. It is a subtle simple Haiku of a film. It reminds us that . . .

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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

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THE GIRL IN THE CAFE - Life Can Bring Us to a Moment When We Can Be GREAT !

This may be the most brilliant film I've ever seen. It works on so many levels. It is hilarious at times, heart breakingly tender at others. It is about our individual struggles to be "true" to life . . .

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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

There are Amazon links to Amazon.com (USA), Amazon.de (Germany), Amazon.co.uk (UK and Europe), Amazon.fr (France), Amazon.ca (Canada). Choose the one closest to you.




[English Language Film]


MY LIFE - Every Moment Counts

A high powered type A businessman is suddenly stopped in his tracks by a sharp turn of life.

This film is funny, heart breaking, heart warming and profound . . .

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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

There are Amazon links to Amazon.com (USA), Amazon.de (Germany), Amazon.co.uk (UK and Europe), Amazon.fr (France), Amazon.ca (Canada). Choose the one closest to you.




[American Film]

SPRING FORWARD - Nothing in Common. Everything to Gain


You've probably never heard of this movie, and therefore not seen it. You have a real treat ahead of you.

This subtle, gentle movie is about two men discovering . . . .


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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

There are Amazon links to Amazon.com (USA), Amazon.de (Germany), Amazon.co.uk (UK and Europe), Amazon.fr (France), Amazon.ca (Canada). Choose the one closest to you.




[Irish Film]




RORY O'SHEA WAS HERE

Brilliant! Rory O'Shea opens up a world for you when you watch this film, and then he takes you on a wild adventure to the core of human dignity and . . .


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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

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[Spanish Language Film - subtitled]




BUTTERFLY - A Powerful tale of growing up in a country growing apart

An exquisite film from Spain, about a young boy and his grammer school teacher.

This film goes right to the heart of humanity, and is about . . .


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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

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[Italian Language Film - subtitled]




IL POSTINO (THE POSTMAN) - A profound evolution of a man and his meantor

A beautiful film from Italy, about a young man unable to communicate his love for a young woman . . . until through his postal delivery route in a gorgeous seaside village in Italy, he meets a world renowned poet . . .


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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

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[English Language Film]

PHENOMENON

This is one of the most well made and richly developed films I have ever had the pleasure to watch. Not one second is wasted, each seen pours lessons for humanity across the viewer's eyes, ears, and heart.

John Travolta's character suddenly is blessed "or cursed" by an ability to . . .


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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

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[English Language Film - UK]

GREEN FINGERS - Imagine the "Full Monty" in full bloom.

This is an excellant film based on a true story of prison convicts in England becoming part of an experimental program to make gardeners out of them.

Given that gardening is a national obsession in England this film has a fun and very British quality. However, beyond that . . .


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[English Language Film]

THE JOY LUCK CLUB - An Oliver Stone Production, from a book by Amy Tan.

One of the most beautiful films ever made, about so many levels of humanity.

Although "The Joy Luck Club" is about four Chinese mothers and their four American Chinese daughters, it is actually about all of us. It explores the disconnect between our . . .


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[Japanese Language Film - subtitled]

AKIRA KUROSAWA'S DREAMS - A stunning example of cinematic artistry.

God gave a gift to the world, and his name was Akira Kurosawa.

"Dreams" flows across the screen like the rich paint of a Van Gogh painting. Mr. Kurosawa opens his heart on many levels in the panoramic vision
. . .


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[English Language Film - Australia]

THE DISH - Based on a true story.

This Australian film has the unusual quality of being hilarious and yet deeply profound.

"The Dish" is a hilarious look at how two English speaking cultures (Australia and America) can fail to communicate so miserably.

Yet, it also touches with a simple vulnerable humanity of . . .


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[English Language Film]

I AM SAM - Love is all you need.

This American film is a deeply moving experience.

"I am Sam" takes us on a journey between two worlds, the one of the learning disabled, and the one of the heart disabled (most of us moving too fast in an even faster world).

Sam (Sean Penn), the learning disabled star of this film is thrown into the world of a high powered Hollywood lawyer played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Their worlds collide . . .


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[English Language Film]

THE WAR - What's worth fighting for?

This American film is a heartwarming look at family, and a sobering look at war.

"The War" explores the disconnect between a man who's experienced war and his family back home who can never feel what he has experienced.

Yet, ultimately this film is about a man struggling to . . .


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[English Language Film - UK]




CALENDAR GIRLS - Inspired by a True Story

A light hearted film out of the UK, based on a true story of some rebellious older women in a proper national women's club who break all the rules.

This film is filled with images of Tai Chi . . .


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[English Language Film]

ROSEWOOD - In 1923, a black town in Florida was burned to the ground

Based on a true story, this film is a somber look at how mob mentality and deception can destroy human beings.

"Rosewood" has much to tell modern America, and the world . . .


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[English Language Film - Australian]

RABBIT PROOF FENCE - Based on a True Story

This film brings to our modern eyes the inhumanity we can unleash on one another by buying into the delusion that we are "better" than some other race, or nation.

"Rabbit Proof Fence" is a courageous self examination by Australian film makers . . .


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[English Language Film]

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

A testament to the human spirit. A line in the film states that freedom is something that exists in our hearts and minds and can never be taken away from us, unless we give it up.

In life too often we give up our freedom even as we walk the streets unshackled . . .


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[English Language Film]

PHILADELPHIA

A film about love, and ignorance, and compassion, and prejudice.

This movie will tear your heart in two. Yet, . . . this is how the heart grows.

Tom Hank's vulnerable character's determination to be a human being with dignity . . .


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[English Language Film]

THE GREEN MILE

Steven King who wrote this book has the ability to look into the darkest nightmares . . . and yet, can also find the visionary hope that human beings can do what's right, and strive for goodness.

In The Green Mile we are taken onto death row of a maximum security southern prison in America. Yet, in these dark corriders of hopelessness a miracle occurs . . .


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IF you order this DVD thru the linked page, a portion of that sale will go to support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health & healing efforts.

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