No burgeoning film movement has been more fascinating than that of Wakaliwood, which has created nearly fifty exhilarating action films since the late 2000s. How do the people of Wakaliga,Continue reading “DOC NYC 2021- “Once Upon A Time In Uganda” Inspires the Artist in Us All”
The motto “reality is stranger than fiction” has never been more true than it is in The Mole, a riveting documentary following Ulrich Larsen, a retired Danish chef who endsContinue reading “DOC NYC 2021- “The Mole” is the Peak of International Espionage Filmmaking: Film Capsule Review”
The most powerful documentaries often make the world’s largest crises feel emotionally personal, and Anonymous Sister is no exception. Director Jamie Boyle uses nearly 30 years worth of interviews andContinue reading “DOC NYC 2021- “Anonymous Sister” Reveals the Power of Home Movie Footage: Film Capsule Review”
No industry may be as important to the upper middle class as the gig economy. Uber, Doordash, TaskRabbit, and countless others serve an integral part to the daily rituals ofContinue reading “DOC NYC 2021- “The Gig Is Up” is An Enlightening Exposé on the Gig Economy: Film Capsule Review”
Zero Gravity is an uplifting look at the future of coding and space exploration through the frame of a middle school space robotics club. Developing code for SPHERES located inContinue reading “DOC NYC 2021- “Zero Gravity” Reaches for the Stars: Film Capsule Review”
After nearly two years of wall to wall coverage of the biggest worldwide event in decades, I had grown numb and accustomed to “the new normal”. That is, until MatthewContinue reading “AFI Fest 2021- “The First Wave” Is The First Essential Pandemic Feature: Film Capsule Review”
Krimes‘ exploration of Jesse Krimes, a former drug dealer turned acclaimed conceptual artist while incarcerated, is a high wire act of contrasting messages. The documentary demonstrates how damaging the industrialContinue reading “DOC NYC 2021- “Krimes” is An Artistic Balancing Act: Film Capsule Review”
Director Araceli Lemos has mounted a massive thematic medley for her debut feature, Holy Emy. The film follows Emy, a young Filipino teenager in Greece who has to learn toContinue reading “AFI Fest 2021- “Holy Emy”, A Slow Burn Coming of Age Tale: Film Capsule Review”
For decades, the Derg enactment of a coup against the Selassie royal family in has been seen as beneficial in eyes of many Ethiopians. This largely stems from a lackContinue reading “DOC NYC 2021- “Grandpa Was An Emperor” Challenges Childhood Recollection: Film Capsule Review”
At a nondescript intersection in Chiyoda City, Tokyo sits Bizentei, an unassuming ramen shop. Its owner, Masamoto Ueda serves an incredibly minimalistic menu in a restaurant that only seats sixContinue reading “DOC NYC 2021- “Come Back Anytime” is An Intimate, Soulful Feast: Film Capsule Review”
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