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REVIEW: MLK/FBI (TIFF 2020)

White saviourism and White racism are two sides of the same coin. MLK/FBI is a rare Civil Rights Movement documentary that folds out this typically ignored truth and highlights the governmental harassment and persistence in its antagonism against Martin Luther King Jr. and the movement…

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REVIEW: Boys State (2020)

You would be forgiven, given the current state of things, in thinking that the last thing you want to watch right now is an American political documentary. I was certainly resistant, as I’m rarely in the mood to want to be enraged, depressed or terrified…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Pretending I’m A Superman (2020)

Pretending I’m A Superman is a film that documents the making of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series, starting with the skateboarding scene’s financial rise and fall, all the way to the lead-up to the first entry Tony Hawk Skateboarding being made and the success…

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Ten New Releases on July Tenth!

We all know it’s been a strange year (both in terms of movies and well, everything else) and it would be easy to assume, with all of the endless delays to high-profile films like TENET and the latest BOND, that this means it’s a barren…

Film Reviews, SXSW 2020

REVIEW: Hamtramck, USA (SXSW 2020)

Hamtramck, USA highlights one municipal election in the midwestern United States, and how various ethnic communities within the town work together to maintain a functioning democracy. To a lot of people, the Midwest conjures up a certain image. Lily white, chock full of apple pie,…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Sundance 2020

REVIEW: Some Kind of Heaven (Sundance 2020)

Lance Oppenheim’s “Some Kind of Heaven” illustrates the multiplex “fountain of youth” streaming through the lives of those living within The Villages, Florida’s largest, well-equipped retirement community. It feels like a perfect examination, given Oppenheim is in his twenties, that the documentary observes the idiosyncracies…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Sundance 2020

REVIEW: The Reason I Jump (Sundance 2020)

Based on the book written by Naoki Higashida, a 13-year-old boy with autism, Jerry Rothwell’s “The Reason I Jump” is a multilayered, immersive landscape into the lives of people living with a nonspeaking autistic condition. Narrated with passages from Higashida’s book, viewers are invited to…