Rat Film Is Perhaps The Most Arresting Documentary Of The Century

At last, it’s what we’ve been asking for: a documentary about Baltimore’s storied rat infestation. What if a documentary compared the lives of rats to the lives of human beings? It is the prompt for a problematic, think-piece-generating film sure to divide viewers on the socio-political spectrum. And that’s what director Theo Anthony gets at in […]

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Warehoused: The Documentary Film Takes Us To The Refugee Camps Of Kenya

With the candid, provoking feature-length documentary Warehoused, from Life Is My Movie Entertainment, I was not only reminded of the power of the non-fiction genre, but once again lucky enough to gain further insight into parts of the world we still somehow take for granted. Directed by Vincent Vittorio and Asher Emmanuel, Warehoused gets straight […]

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WANTED: Unpaid But Passionate Film Writers

I guess by now most of you are aware of the new name and layout of the site. A site that has been running since 2014, striving to shine bright lights across the alternative corners of the film world. And of course I want to keep building on that, this site really must greater than […]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic #33

Agnès Varda. A name synonymous with a film revolution still, astonishingly, under-recognized. A name that reminds us of rich, fluent, and oh-so varied cinema. Stayed tuned for the remainder of the Femme Filmmakers Festival, Vagabond closes the the whole affair Sunday. Anyway, I’m only rippling the surface with the following links, but click away all […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival 2017: Day Four Program

Welcome to Day Four of the Femme Filmmakers Festival, and it shows no sign of slowing down. Today’s showings include a brand new retro-comedy-horror, a documentary on a Middle-East singing contest, as well as the oldest film at the festival. One female filmmaker has the honor of having 2 of her short films in the […]

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Over 11 Hours Of David Fincher – Interviews, Documentaries, Profiles Etc

Off the bat, the following barrage of videos centering around the elusive career of David Fincher, were not to difficult to track down. However, they were extremely tough to stop watching. Behind the scenes of early works, in depth discussions and revelations, interviews, retrospectives, hours of it, and minute-for-minute unmissable. You best get cracking…

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Masterpiece Memo: L’enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot

“You have to see your madness through. You have to take responsibility to the end… I believe there’s a job to do every day and from time to time, ideas do or don’t come. It’s like a seed you plant in the earth. Every day, you water it and whatever grows will grow. And there’s no point pulling the stem to make it grow faster. If […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Movies 4/4

And we’ve made it to the end. Or should I say halfway mark. Some awesome movies, moments, and performances have sailed on by in the first 6 months. Here’s to the next half year and what movie magic it might bring. For now, enjoy these: Wonder Woman What is there to say that hasn’t been […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Movies 1/4

There’s a common myth that the first half of the movie year lacks the kind of quality and quantity that closed the year usually. Well that may be true to some extent, but films friends and I had little trouble naming 32 movies from the first half of 2017 that disprove the theory. Here are […]

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Cinema 2017 Half-Time Report: Moments 1/2

And the whistle blows for half-time on the 2017 year of cinema. This halfway series will highlight 2017 so far in Moments, Performances, and the Movies themselves – as recommended by myself and some friends of the film buff corner. A welcome, too, to Teresa, fresh from Cannes to make her first contribution here. So, […]

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Krzysztof Kieślowski: Documentaries & Shorts 1966-1988

Monday 13th January 2017 will mark 21 years since the passing of one of cinema’s greatest film-makers – and one who deserved that tag without question. Krzysztof Kieślowski played the rich, unforgettable game of human chance in his motion picture, telling stories of the ordinary people that turned out to be effortlessly extraordinary. But the […]

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Interview: Documentary Film-Maker Vincent Vittorio

I spoke briefly to Vincent Vittorio, the founder of Life Is My Movie Entertainment, which shines further light on the documentary genre through some truly compelling films. Vincent has a hand in writing, directing, and producing. I was fortunate enough to see two of the latest efforts; Incarcerating US and One Day in April. Robin […]

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Review: Incarcerating US

Getting to sit both sides of the high fence is a real viewers’ privilege when it comes down to documentaries depicting the parts of the world we certainly know of, but have never stepped foot in. Not the case for all, sure, but as an Englishman with little personal interest in criminology, or indeed experience […]

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Review: One Day in April

One Day in April sets off as it means to go on, a steady pedal towards a chunk of local glory in Indiana, often dashing on ahead, leaving us back here in the crowd watching, somehow exhilarated and euphoric. When documentaries cross over into the engaging channel of your blood stream, as well as this […]

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Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

The Film Independent Spirit Awards not only signals the dawn of the ensuing awards season, it also finds a way to honor the story-telling and film-making of a diverse, talented bunch. who reach new levels of excellence in their independent films who don’t often seen in the mainstream. Just an hour or so ago Edgar […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Eight

The despairs or romances of film-making are explored in this selection, as are deep, dark, damaging secrets, and dramatic shift of landscapes, actually and culturally, with a wedge of unrequited love and heart-led temptation thrown in. Here are ten more marvelous women and examples of their strong work. My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Seven

The next ten films provide yet another eclectic mix of both narrative and non-fiction films, with the women standing firm behind the camera and the story creations. Perceptions, what it is like to be a girl, to be a vampire, to perform a dance, to be a troubled child, or children of varied cultures. There’s […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Six

Firstly, forgive the delay in getting this 100 More Films Made By Women out into your eagerly-awaiting stratosphere. And these rare gems of varying film formats and subject matter are worth the wait. The piercing, essential themes of motherhood, sisterhood, girlhood are all exampled here in fine style. Glimpses of underwater love and loss, the […]

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