Tag Archives: Documentaries

“Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” – a beautiful tribute to a legendary festival

“There’s nothing like playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Nothing like it in the world.” Story: An up close and extremely personal look at the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fest, … Continue reading

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“Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America” – An Education For Us All

NOTE: I watched this film via a digital screener from the comfort my own home. Before hitting the multiplex, please consider the health risks involved with participating in group gatherings at this time. Take very good care of yourselves – I wanna see … Continue reading

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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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