Written by Taylor Baker "In the end, “26.2 to Life” retreads the same ground we’ve seen in other sports and prison documentaries, though it is a functional bit of PR material for the 1000 Mile Club program."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: The Grab
Written by Taylor Baker "The film is at its best in the periods where it examines the contents of “The Trove,” when it explores the land rights of the Zambian citizens, and the water rights of the Arizonans losing their … Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2023: The Team (El Equipo)
Written by Maria Athayde "The documentary begins in 1984 when Dr. Snow receives a call asking if he could go to Buenos Aires to help exhume the remains of "los desaparecidos" or "the disappeared," who were kidnapped, murdered, and tortured … Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2023: Stephen Curry: Underrated
Written by Taylor Baker "“Stephen Curry: Underrated” details some of the major moments in the three-point shooter's rise to popularity through his feats in high school, college, and professional basketball. Though it’s more of cursory toe dip into the life … Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2023: We Are Guardians
Written by Maria Athayde "In their feature directorial debut Edivan Guajajara, Chelsea Green, and Rob Grobman paint a complex portrait of Brazil. Told through the eyes of Indigenous leaders and forest guardians, illegal loggers, private landowners..."… Continue reading.
Hot Docs 2023: Roberta
Written by Taylor Baker "Alternating between still exterior expanses and cityscapes to boisterous underground discotheques and a slew of cluttered domiciles "Roberta" excels as an extended slice of life doc that details both the mundane and the personal."… Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde "“76 Days” is a fly-on-the-wall documentary by Chen, Wu, and Anonymous that documents the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China. Throughout my viewing..."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Downwind
Written by Maria Athayde "928 is the number of nuclear weapons the United States government detonated over a 41-year period in Mercury, Nevada. Narrated by Martin Sheen “Downwind” chronicles the fallout from these tests."… Continue reading.
Slamdance 2023: Sign the Show
Written by Maria Athayde "“Sign the Show” is your typical talking heads documentary about the struggles deaf people face when trying to attend live events. The scene is set with a title card that asks us to..."… Continue reading.
Sundance 2023: 5 Seasons of Revolution
Written by Maria Athayde "The bravery and ideas behind this documentary are commendable. However, its execution is its biggest weakness. An interesting aspect that was explored in passing were the different aliases LINA used, in different cities, to obtain..."… Continue reading.