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In Queue Review – Woodland Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

“Folk horror ultimately asks, what if the old ways were right? Genre: Horror Documentaries Release Date: 2022 Where I Watched: Shudder Gist: A very deep (3+ hours) dive into the subgenre of Folk Horror, in all its permutations. From silent … Continue reading

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In Queue Review – “In the Same Breath”

“I realized I had fully bought into the idea that America was too advanced to suffer an outbreak like China’s. But every time I turned on the news, I heard echoes of China’s outbreak all across America.” Genre: Must-watch Current … Continue reading

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“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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