Netflix Review – ‘Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer’

Gil Carrillo (LA Sheriff Homicide Detective) in episode 4 “Manhunt” of Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer. Cr. NETFLIX © 2021 Netflix is known to have some high quality true crime docu series, such as Don’t F**k with Cats and Tiger King. Their first new limited series of 2021 only mentions feline in …

Review – ‘City Hall’

My very first introduction to Frederick Wiseman’s work clocks in at a whopping four and a half hours. Yeah, this isn’t your extended edition of The Fellowship of the Ring, but an in-depth look at Boston’s city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more. The only problem with something of this magnitude and …

2020 DOC NYC Review – ‘Chasing Childhood’

While watching ‘Chasing Childhood’, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own childhood and upbringing. I’m not the kind of person who judges people’s parenting, but you can definitely notice a shift in behaviour with kids back in the 90s and 00s, and those growing up now. Oh wow, I’ve become one of those people. …

Hulu Review – ‘Eater’s Guide To The World’ Season 1

Eater’s Guide To The World — “Planting Roots In Tijuana Mexico” — Episode 106 — Local, regular, newcomer – whoever you are, Tijuana has something delicious for you to eat. Grab a seat and try the craft beer, pork belly tacos, Caesar salad (trust us) and yeah, you’ll want to stay awhile. (Photo by: Courtesy …

Netflix Review – BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky

BlackPink- LIGHT UP THE SKY (L to R) LISA, JENNIE, JISOO and ROSÉ from BlackPink- LIGHT UP THE SKY. Courtesy of NETFLIX/Netflix © 2020 When BLACKPINK released their music video for the single BOOMBAYAH back in 2017, I was blown away by the bright eye-popping visuals, professional choreography and the unique catchy sound this wild …

LAAPFF Short Film Review – ‘QUẬN 13’ & ‘Yai Nin’

The 36th edition of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has lots of short programs to choose from. After exploring “Pacific Cinewaves” earlier, we now look at two short films shown in LAAPFF’s “Across the Dinner Table” program. ‘QUẬN 13’ Paris is home to one of the largest and oldest Vietnamese communities in the world; …

Review – ‘Hail To The Deadites’

Steve Villeneuve directs his very own documentary feature about the Deadites – it’s what the fans of the Evil Dead-franchise call themselves. He uses archival footage, interviews with the cast, crew, collectors, freaks, geeks and videos created by the fans, to put together a tribute to the movie Stephen King once called “the most ferociously …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Enemies Of The State’

For our final film at Toronto International Film Festival 2020, we decided to check out the world premiere of Sonia Kennebeck’s documentary, ‘Enemies of the State’. TIFF20 has had a couple of standout documentaries this year, such as Inconvenient Indian, which felt urgent and should be mandatory viewing. Kennebeck’s film however, watches like a film-version …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Underplayed’

Music documentaries usually focus on one artist’s career or get made posthumously, putting a spotlight on their fandom and personal struggles, because that’s what attracts the majority of viewers who want to see some inside scoops, they could otherwise just google. Stacey Lee’s first feature Underplayed is not that kind of film. Instead she celebrates …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds’

Werner Herzog makes documentaries for the general public. You may be unfamiliar with them, but his way of directing and narrating makes it easy to understand even the more scientific ones, that coming from someone else might seem a bit too “out of your league”. That’s both his strength and weakness, and might have those …