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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

Hoop Dreams (1994)

The beauty of documentaries is ingrained in its mission to document someone’s life in a certain period of time. More than a gaze, it’s a chance to know the world from a different perspective – a chance to know communities that are unreachable in the now. Steve James’…

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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019)

A lot of things have changed since Morgan Spurlock’s popular 30-day McDonald’s-limited eating challenge he featured in Super Size Me. For a nation that was once all about excess and consuming things, the trend now seems to be hinged on what’s healthy…

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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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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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