Tag Archives: Documentaries

“Summer of Soul” – essential viewing

“It the ultimate black barbecue. And then you start to hear music…” Story: 1969 was more than Woodstock and Altamont. In Harlem, there was a summer music series. It was filmed, but the footage was packed away. Musician Questlove took … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch – “Summer of Soul”

During this year’s Oscars, Questlove briefly mentioned the documentary he’d been working on. Now we get a glimpse of his work. And a whole lot of fantastic music. Synopsis! In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents … Continue reading

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In Queue Review – “A Century of Black Cinema”

Genre: Documentary Release Date: 2003 Where I Watched: Amazon Prime This documentary popped up in my Prime queue, and I jumped on it. Like the incredible Horror Noire, Century takes a look at the sadly neglected history of black cinema, … Continue reading

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31 in 31 – “Flesh and Blood: the Hammer Heritage of Horror”

“Charming. So unlike the home life of our Dear Queen.” Story: The life and times of Hammer Studios, the famous British “fear factory”. Scares: Only if you’re easily spooked by the sound of Lee’s voice. Not that I’d blame you.

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#31in31 2019 – “Why Horror?”

“Why are you laughing? I’m not looking, it’s scary!” Trick or Treat?: This is a great documentary about the horror genre, and why horrorhounds like me love it. Tal Zimerman, Canadian journalist and horror junkie, dig into the why of … Continue reading

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“Where’s My Roy Cohn” – a relevant documentary about a hated man

“It’s undeniable his impact on politics lives on.” 411: A documentary about the real-life “most hated man in the US”, Roy Cohn. Gotta say: I’ve only every known Cohn from films like Angels in America and Citizen Cohn. I knew … Continue reading

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“Maria by Callas” – a beautiful tribute

“I would like to be Maria, but there is the Callas I that have to live up to.” Called” La Callas” and “The Tigress”, opera singer Maria Callas was known for her powerful, beautiful voice. Complied from historical footage, filmed … Continue reading

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Documentary “Mountain” climbs high

“Their lure is a kind of madness.” What is it: Mountain is a documentary narrated by Willem Dafoe. It’s about…mountains. Obviously. And how we react to – and interact with – them. Should you see it: If you’re into sweeping … Continue reading

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – new poster released!

MISTER RODGERS!!! I know him! I know him!  Okay, so I never met the man. But I grew up watching him, and feeling like I knew Rodgers and his crew of puppets. (Am I the only one who wanted to … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word”

A documentary about a sitting Pope?  This must be the 21st Century! And the whole “day in the life” idea for this doc sounds interesting.  Check out the trailer, then read on after the jump for all the info from … Continue reading

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