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King Corn

This light, entertaining, and balanced documentary has as its subject corn, an all-American crop. Two young men decide to return to Iowa, where their families are from, and rent an acre of corn to better understand how it has taken over as the premier cash crop. Through their journey, the men examine how corn has become a staple of almost every food product; the primary sweetener used in sodas and so many foods, and the principle part of the diet of cows and pigs. They also examine how subsidies help farmers to make money on corn when it otherwise would …

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Teeth

This rather odd film is about a teenage girl, Dawn, who works for a group promoting teen chastity. She lives with her stepbrother, stepfather, and mother, right next to a nuclear power plant. Dawn’s incessant work with the group helps her to keep her budding sexuality in check. However, when a boy gets too close to her and tries to force himself on her, she discovers that she has the mutation vagina dentata – teeth in her vagina. Using a series of rather grisly events – it is not difficult to imagine these – the film serves simultaneously as a …

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