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

Inside the Mind of a Cat: Fluffiest Movie of the Year

According to Netflix’s new documentary Inside the Mind of a Cat, cats have overtaken dogs as the most popular pets in Japan. It is a wonder then that very little is known about these mysterious creatures when compared to dogs. Animal documentarian Andy Mitchell aims to shed some light on cats behavior with the help … Continue reading Inside the Mind of a Cat: Fluffiest Movie of the Year

Review: ‘Miss Americana’ Gives Taylor Swift the BioDoc Treatment with Strong Political Undertones

There are few more polarizing figures in American Pop Culture than Taylor Swift. The actress turned mogul and multihyphenate has taken the world by storm with her obsessive fandom. Her appeal ranges far beyond her musical roots in country music, making her one of the most bankable celebrities alive. However, her exposure across mediums makes her … Continue reading Review: ‘Miss Americana’ Gives Taylor Swift the BioDoc Treatment with Strong Political Undertones

Trailer: ‘Hail Satan?’ Questions America’s Belief That Its a Christian Nation

In one of the weirdest and funniest documentaries to come out of the Sundance Film Festival was Hail Satan?. The film, directed by Penny Lane, looks to relitigate America's growing belief that it is a Christian Nation. While the performance as the anti-Christianity and belief in Satan himself have caused controversy, the church fights for religious freedom across the … Continue reading Trailer: ‘Hail Satan?’ Questions America’s Belief That Its a Christian Nation

Review: ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ Is Chilling True Crime

Hearing someone speak over a tape recorder has long skeeved me out. It does not matter if I'm listening to an interview with my friends, research subjects, even on TV. There's a level of disconnect between the person speaking and what I'm hearing that has always felt very odd to me. This fear may have … Continue reading Review: ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ Is Chilling True Crime

Updated Predictions for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars (10/25/18)

Okay, we've had some time to see some results, see a few more films, and feel out the field a bit more. With that said, some movies went way up while others are struggling. Let's dive in and see what's going on. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM PREDICTIONS (10/25/18) The Favorites 1. Free Solo (National Geographic) - Dir. Elizabeth … Continue reading Updated Predictions for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars (10/25/18)

Oscar Season Begins! First Predictions for Documentary Race (9/28)

We're in Oscar season! It's one of my favorite times of the year, and this means it's time to check out some of the early races. Let's get it kicked off with one of the most exciting races of the year, the Documentary Feature race. First, we're ranking the top 20 documentaries in the order … Continue reading Oscar Season Begins! First Predictions for Documentary Race (9/28)

Review: ‘Minding the Gap’ Takes the ‘Hoop Dreams’ Formula and Applies it Skateboarding

One of the most important documentaries ever made is Hoop Dreams from Steve James. The film follows two young boys in Chicago, looking for a way to make it to the NBA. The documentary was supposed to be 30 minutes long when filming began. 5 years later, it was 171 minutes. It is a colossal achievement in filmmaking and remains … Continue reading Review: ‘Minding the Gap’ Takes the ‘Hoop Dreams’ Formula and Applies it Skateboarding