Review-Lite: Crack – Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy Documentary filmmaking is at its core a discussion or debate of an issue, a look past the blurb of an issue and getting to the core of it. Director Stanley Nelson's Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy is a look behind the decades old stigmas associated with the advent of the …

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Review-Lite: Collective (2020)

Mirela Neag and Catalin Tolontan in Collective While hatred and rage are feelings encouraged in film, in fiction its always to serve a purpose, to curry favour for a certain character, to place you in a place of distress, it serves a purpose. Alexander Nanau's Romanian documentary Collective makes your blood boil constantly throughout its …

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Review-Lite: Folklore – The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020)

Taylor Swift in Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions I've never written a review for a concert film, it felt derivative in a way. Packed out stadiums and very little context does not a movie make. However The Long Pond Studio Sessions playthrough of Swift's first album of 2020 Folklore feels different to the conventional …

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Review: A Secret Love (2020) – A Hidden Life

Terry Donaghue and Pat Henschel in A Secret Love \There is a quote from George Eliot's Middlemarch at the beginning of Terreance Malick's A Hidden Life about how for a society to succeed or even flourish it requires the little known stories of people you often wouldn't take any notice of. Chris Bolan's documentary A …

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Review: Athlete A (2020) – Failure Behind The Success

Athlete A Even for audiences in England, the story of Larry Nassar and his many horrendous crimes is a well known one to anyone watching the news around the time of the Indystar article that brought his actions to light. The deeper story however, the one of Athlete A and the morally bankrupt inner workings …

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Review: Miss Americana (2020) – Brand Isn’t Everything

Taylor Swift in Miss Americana There is an inherent tragedy to Lana Wilson's Miss Americana, a look behind the curtain at life for megastar Taylor Swift. While its mission goes far beyond answering who Swift is outside of the tabloid rumours and public vitriol over what ultimately amounts to half a story, it has to …

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