Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – 100UP

Age is just a number. Some people are fortunate enough to live long and healthy lives and few rarely get to tell their story. Whether they are a retired sex therapist, a drummer from a girl band, a Peruvian doctor, or an Austrian refugee, 100UP is a sweet film that follows several centenarians that give …

Review – Super Frenchie

Super Frenchie provides an intimate look at the life of professional skier and BASE jumper Matthias Giraud, who stops at nothing to pursue his passion for adventure. The film follows Matthias as he dares ever more dangerous stunts while simultaneously falling in love and starting a family. When he crashes during a daredevil-stunt right before …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – The Rossellinis

Alessandro Rossellini was a teenager when his grandfather, filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, died suddenly of a heart attack. Forty some odd years later, he decided to make a documentary about the burden that came from being part of an entertainment dynasty and how that can screw with a person. Alessandro is the only child of Renzo …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – The Boys Who Said No!

War is hell. Oscar and Emmy-nominated director Judith Ehrlich talks to a group of Vietnam War resistors and through song and story takes us on a journey of how the propaganda machine can be destroyed by just not maintaining it. Tensions were high in the 1960’s with people learning about what was going on in …

SAFF 2021 Review – Influence

There is power in public relations and the highest bidder gets to manipulate the narrative. Influence is a documentary about just that. We get a story of how a public relations company went from getting the first female PM elected (Margaret Thatcher) by using advertising to exploit the hearts and minds of the people to …

SAFF 2021 Review – Jozi Gold

Gold is dirty. Mining is the back bone of most communities. However once a mine has depleted its resources, the community is left with the fall out. In Johannesburg, South Africa, where a majority of the world’s gold is mined, many mines have been left abandoned and over time the surrounding areas have turned into …

Review – ‘WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn’

Who doesn’t want to become the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates by creating something that speaks to an entire generation? Although the idea of co-working space wasn’t anything new, WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann found a way to reinvent and sell it in a way millennials and investors would buy into his “We Revolution”. Entrepreneurship …

Disney+ Review – ‘Own the Room’

It’s exciting to see where the young people of the world will lead us, as it is with each new generation. With new minds come new ideas and innovations to keep the world in a constant state of progression. Shopify Studios partnered with National Geographic and Disney+ to produce and distribute a documentary about five …

Netflix Review – ‘Canine Intervention’

Jas Leverette in episode 1 “Lady Macbeth” of Canine Intervention: Season 1. c. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 This is a feel-good TV show that showcases “troubled” dogs with bad reputations or a tendency towards violence and master trainer Jas Leverette. Jas, the handsome and manly face of the show, is a dog whisperer. He …

Review – ‘Allen v. Farrow’

An accusation of sexual abuse turned into a controversial custody trial that has been making headlines for many decades, gets investigated by filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy over the course of four episodes in the new HBO documentary series, Allen v. Farrow. Is the world ready to face the facts and …