Review: ‘Louis Armstrong’s: Black and Blues’ Belts Out Praise for the Iconoclast

The rise of the music documentary coincided with filmmakers admiring their idols. As Scorsese followed The Band, or Spike Jonze followed The Beastie Boys, it was only a matter of time before their favorite musicians approached them to document their lives. Rock never had much trouble finding documentarians to cover the genre. After all, they … Continue reading Review: ‘Louis Armstrong’s: Black and Blues’ Belts Out Praise for the Iconoclast

Review: ‘Calender Girls’ Will Brighten Your Day

For many moviegoers, the cineplex helps us escape from our daily lives. Yet, for others, exploring the stories of someone different than us helps reorient our experiences. If you are looking for a fun time, sometimes spending time with the girls is all you need to improve your mood. Luckily, Calendar Girls from directors Maria … Continue reading Review: ‘Calender Girls’ Will Brighten Your Day

TIFF 22: ‘While We Watched’ Tells an Urgent Tale

The rising tide of nationalism is not a unique event in the global marketplace. In Greece, the Golden Dawn rose to power at an alarming rate. In the United States, the MAGA movement and Trumpism have created deep political rifts. For India, the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become its own hot button … Continue reading TIFF 22: ‘While We Watched’ Tells an Urgent Tale