Keiko Yagi, had even a remote clue as to what she was doing -- BEHIND THE COVE supposedly sets out to get at the truth behind the Oscar-winning documentary, The Cove, which, according to just about all the folk interviewed in this film, is a lie. And why is it a lie? Mostly because one of the Japanese gentlemen interviewed in The Cove was said to have been fired, but, lo, it indeed appears that he is still working at his job. Wow. That's some major undercover work, Ms Yagi!
review -- a dreadful one, too -- in the Village Voice), Beyond The Cove opens in Los Angeles tomorrow, Friday, December 2, for a week's run at Laemmle's Music Hall 3. Trust Movies is all for considering alternate viewpoints to conventional wisdom. But this "alternate" is one of the worst and least professional documentaries I've seen in years. In the press release, it is noted that Ms Yagi is often told that she doesn't look and think like a Japanese. I would add that she doesn't think like an authentic filmmaker, either.