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We write about the makers and the shakers, and about everything else that’s of interest in the world of documentary film making

Jazz in Love (2013)

Young Filipino Jazz is waiting for his German lover Theodor at an airport in Davao, Philippines. The two have promised that there will be no calls on the day of the flight, strengthening the assurance that they will meet eventually. Jazz took a long stroll to reach…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Nothing can encapsulate the earnestness of Fred Rogers, the iconic television host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – not even Morgan Neville’s great documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, despite being close. The documentary goes through the humble beginnings of Rogers…

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Free Solo (2018)

The beauty of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s Free Solo lies within their determination to capture a man’s embarking on the extraordinary. Chin’s climber friend Alex Honnold is doing a very specific dare: he would climb over the 3,000ft tall El Capitan in…

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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

When Andrew Jarecki released his six-part documentaries The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst on HBO back in 2015, it was almost like a revelation. While a lot of true-crime documentaries were released prior, you can feel that there is something compact and…

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Jorodowsky’s Dune (2014)

There will always be that one movie project that fueled with so much optimism. The director has pitched a one-of-a-kind idea that can be powerful enough to disrupt the world. They just cast the most unlikely of thespians to be part of the cast, and yet it seems to be…

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Life Itself (2014)

If you would extensively examine Roger Ebert’s works as a film critic, you will be surprised to discover how open he has always been about his personal life. His movie reviews are heavily influential to many film writers today because of his subscription to film…

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What’s the future without festivals going to be like?

This year is like no other in many ways. Almost every part of our lives is a bit disrupted by the epidemic we’re all fighting and chances are that some of these changes will stay with us for a long period of time. For instance, this will be the first time that there…

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Film Festivals to attend virtually

The epidemic of covid19 has changed the way film festivals are organized and how they will work. At this point, it seems like there won’t be any. It’s not safe to gather in public places in such large numbers and therefore a lot of festivals are being canceled or…

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7 documentaries about American artists

Documentaries have always been able to shine a light on visual artists and to showcase their work and their way of work. They are therefore an interesting introduction into the art form for many who don’t know much about it. The documentaries can also go in depth in…

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011)

The biggest reveal of Constance Mark’s Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011) happens in the middle of the film. Puppeteer Kevin Clash is going back to his hometown in Baltimore while searching for ways to persuade his production bosses in the popular…

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Documentaries about conspiracy theories to watch right now

This is the perfect time to make such a list and to go down it and watch movies about this silly but often intriguing topic. Conspiracy theories have been with us for centuries and they play a specific role in the public mind. They show a mistrust in the institutions…

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Miss Americana (2020)

One can easily assess Miss Americana, Lana Wilson’s introspection to the professional and personal life of Taylor Swift, as a story of redemption for the singer-songwriter. A chance to let the world her own viewpoints against the popular issues said against her. Swift was only 20 years old when Kanye West infamously interrupted her acceptance […]

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