Category: Documentary

Total 21 Posts

The Year In Revue Part Three: Anthony’s 5 Best Documentaries of 2021

Documentaries never get enough love. Their releases are marginalized causing fewer people to see them. Even the best-reviewed docs sometimes struggle to find their place amongst the studio films. Occasionally a filmmaker will come along who breaks the mold and

‘Julia’: Exhilarating Documentary Exemplifies Culinarian’s Bubbly Effect on Everyday Life

Julia, the documentary from Julie Cohen and Betsy West genuinely excels at honoring its subject, Julia Child, her impact on everyday lives and honors their subject and her life. Now in theatres.

Nightstream Film Festival: ‘Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror’

A Fascinating documentary that takes a deep and studided look at the origins and lasting legacies of the Folk Horror Film

‘Justin Bieber: Our World’: Prolific Singer’s 2020 Concert Doc is More Concert Than Doc

Justin Bieber: Our World features concert footage from the NYE 2020 concert on the roof of the Beverly Hilton interspersed with documentary interviews on the performer’s growth. Unfortunately, it is less documentary and more concert.

‘My Name is Pauli Murray’: Civil Rights Activist’s Life Comes Into The Light

“My Name is Pauli Murray” is the story of a Civil Rights activist whose name and work had previously remained undiscovered. The documentary brings her efforts to balance the rights of women, African Americans and the LGBTQ community. Now in theaters and, on Amazon Prime on October 1.

‘Dear Ike: Lost Letters to a Teen Idol’: Revelatory Doc Inspires Creativity at The Highest Level

Dear Ike: Lost Letters to a Teen Idol is a revelatory look at the intertwining journeys of an aspiring artist, Dion and his consuming desire to work with Ike Eisenmann.

‘The Lost Leonardo’: International Intrigue, Money and Power Fuel Innovative Doc

The Lost Leonardo imbues greed, using money and power to obfuscate a long-lost Da Vinci painting, Salvator Mundi. The innovative doc asks a lot of questions and feels like a modern heist film.

‘Val’: The Life Journey Of A Complicated Soul

Val is an eye-opening, endearing, and ultimately life-affirning look into the career, life, and soul of one of our finest charcater actors

‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain doesn’t try to answer questions. Instead Morgan Neville explores the life of the esteemed personality.

‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It’: EGOT Winner’s Life is In Good Hands In Stellar Doc

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It illuminates the humor and the grace of Moreno, as well as lesser-known struggles faced on her path to stardom.