Written by Taylor Baker 86/100 SYNOPSIS: Guarded by Kurdish forces, 73,000 Daesh (ISIS) supporters are locked up in the Al-Hol Camp in northeastern Syria. Considered the most dangerous camp in the Middle East, it is situated amidst a volatile political … Continue reading.
Episode 96: Doc Talk Part 5 / Man with a Movie Camera / Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound / Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
"I don't like to read novels where the novelist tells me what to think about the situation and the characters. I prefer to discover for myself."Frederick Wiseman Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Google Podcasts | LibSyn | Spotify | … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 16/100 Bryan Fogel's follow up to Icarus is a sprawling reduction of its subject with enough drone footage and shiny Twitter animations to make sure you don't forget it was made at some point in the … Continue reading.
Episode 88: The Outside Story / MLK/FBI / 76 Days
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."Martin Luther King Jr. Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Google Podcasts | LibSyn … Continue reading.
Belly of the Beast
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 65/100 Erika Cohn's directing and storytelling do not do a worthy story the justice it deserves. Clocking in at 72 minutes, this documentary is a concise exposé on forced sterilizations in California prisons. … Continue reading.
Episode 85: VIFF 2020 Doc Talk / Mr. SOUL! / Into the Storm / My Mexican Bretzel
"My Mother when she saw the film. She told me I had made a most truthful portrait of her parents than if I had told the truth. So maybe it's better sometimes to use fiction to tell truths."Nuria Giménez Lorang … Continue reading.
Written by Alina Faulds 86/100 Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer fighting for marginalized people in Iran. A strong proponent of civil rights, Sotoudeh has represented countless people in her country including Baháʼís, a religious minority in Iran, children … Continue reading.
Episode 72: Doc Talk Part 4 / 17 Blocks / Midnight Family / What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
"I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free … Continue reading.