Posts filed under "Documentary"

The Woman Who Wasn’t There (2012)

Posted by Jessica Finch September 25, 2013 1 Comment 5224 views

While watching The Woman Who Wasn’t There from director Angelo Guglielmo, I was struck by the similarities between it and another documentary: The Imposter. Both docs follow skilled fraudsters worming their way into the hearts of trusting (or some might say naive) Americans. In The Imposter, Frédéric Bourdin passes himself off as a missing child, […]

The Netflix Queue: Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds September 22, 2013 2 Comments 13598 views

Terms And Conditions May Apply is now available for streaming on Netflix. How many times have you actually read an entire Terms of Service agreement before agreeing to it? I can’t say I have, ever. Of course not, they’re not designed to be read: large walls of text, mostly in a san-serif font and all […]

Dark Girls (2011)

Posted by Toyiah Murry September 20, 2013 0 Comment 4310 views

Dark Girls is a documentary that speaks inspiring volumes to girls like me. I grew up in an odd sort of purgatory where I never felt truly accepted in the world around me. I was raised in the Deep South but started elementary in a predominately white school. Although I don’t remember encountering racism as […]

Documentary: One Lucky Elephant (2010)

Posted by Jessica Finch September 18, 2013 0 Comment 2824 views

This is the story of one man and his elephant. David Balding was the owner of a travelling circus, and the star of the show was his prized elephant, Flora. One Lucky Elephant tracks David and Flora’s relationship as the elephant matures, and David must find her a new home. It all begins in the […]

The Netflix Queue: The House I Live In (2012)

Posted by Toyiah Murry September 16, 2013 0 Comment 4862 views

The House I Live In is now streaming on Netflix Instant. Over the past month I’ve become obsessed with the off-air HBO drama “The Wire.” In fact, I just now chose to watch the season finale of season two before finishing this review. Featured heavily throughout The House I Live In, “The Wire’s” creator David Simon […]

The Netflix Queue: Reincarnated (2012)

Posted by Toyiah Murry September 12, 2013 0 Comment 3763 views

Reincarnated in currently available for Streaming on Netflix.  Watching  Snoop Dogg’s documentary Reincarnated is a viewing experience that’s exactly like you would expect, yet is nothing like you thought it would be. After spending over half of his life in the limelight as one of the world’s most celebrated rappers, Calvin Broadus, better known as […]

TIFF13 Review: The Dog (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean September 12, 2013 0 Comment 3752 views

Remember Sidney Lumet’s masterpiece Dog Day Afternoon, with Al Pacino playing gay bank robber John Wojtowicz, who just wanted some cash to pay for his lover’s sex change operation? Being that Lumet’s film was a true story, there must have been a lot more that happened before and after that hot summer afternoon heist, right? That’s […]

TIFF13 Review: The Unknown Known (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean September 11, 2013 0 Comment 3074 views

After seeing Errol Morris’ 2008 The Fog of War, which I admired very much, I was perplexed to catch an interview on NPR with Morris that outlined the extraordinary anger that some people felt. It’s not so much that this enraged contingent of the audience disliked the results, but objected the mere fact giving Robert […]

TIFF13 Review: Tim’s Vermeer (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean September 10, 2013 1 Comment 4292 views

For years, controversy has smoldered in the art world regarding Johannes Vermeer and his hyper realistic paintings of middle class Dutch life. To be specific, x-ray examination of Vermeer’s paintings reveal that there were no sketch marks beneath the oil paint to serve as guidelines? How did he do it? Did Vermeer, gasp, cheat with lenses […]

TIFF13 Review: Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Posted by Brandy Dean September 6, 2013 2 Comments 3563 views

Alanis Obomsawin has made quite a body of work centered around the rights of Canada’s native people and she returns in form with Hi-Ho Mistahey!, a look at the deep disparities in the Attawapiskat First Nation’s public education system and Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education for First Nations children. And […]

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