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“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
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
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
“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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
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