Film Reviews

I Am Not Your Negro – Review

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There are quite a few films coming out about race in America right now. Although quite a few of them are really good, and very moving, I think this is perhaps the most powerful, intense and confronting of them all. I walked out of the cinema feeling a bit emotional and shaken. And that’s exactly as it should be.

I Am Not Your Negro was one of the nominees this year for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category. Narrated by the warm tones of Samuel L Jackson, it is based on an unpublished and unfinished book written by James Baldwin, about race in America, the civil rights movement, and most importantly his memories of three men who were leaders of the movement: Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Three men who were assassinated for their belief in rights for black citizens.

Stylistically, the film feels…

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Uncertain (2016)

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by Hermione Flavia 

I’m not always a huge fan of documentaries. I like the cinematic imagery of the bigger budget films, I’m shallow like that. But I do love the kind of insight you get into other places and lives, bigger truths, that you sometimes get in a decent documentary, as long as they’re not preaching at you. (I’m shallow like that too) What I love about Uncertain is that although it’s a documentary, it has beautiful imagery, it’s a very cinematic film. It’s very accessible and very entertaining.

Image result for uncertain filmUncertain is a film about a tiny place, a small town on the border of Texas and Louisiana, with a population of only 94 people. It’s a place that often doesn’t appear on maps, and that people tend to only stumble across if they’re lost, or if they’re trying to hide or run from something. It explores the lives and stories…

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105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Films: Hoop Dreams (1994)

Starring: William Gates, Arthur Agee Director: Steve James In this documentary, two young Chicago teens are followed as they chase their dreams to become professional college basketball players, showing their struggle, the drive from their families and their different attitudes to life. The pressure on the two kids is huge, and could change their and… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Hoop Dreams (1994)

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Whirlygig Cinemas Directors Showcase No. 26: Documentaries

http://whirlygigcinema.com/news/review-spotlights-documentary/ This just out! My coverage of the event at Whirligig Cinema this month for them, as published on their website. This month the focus was on Documentaries, on a variety of subjects from pioneers of Gay Pride to animated re-enactments of a fathers memories of being in a coma. Check it out.