JIFF 2021 Review – ‘‘Til Kingdom Come’

‘‘Til Kingdom Come,’ a shrewd and straightforward documentary featured in this year’s official selection of Sydney’s Jewish International Film Festival, opens in what remains of the community of Binghamtown, a former coal town in Eastern Kentucky ravaged by abject poverty and substance abuse, with little to keep the people together but the Bingham dynasty of …

Review – ‘There Is No “I” in Threesome’

What’s in your monogamish manifesto? Ollie and Zoe are getting married within the year and they are taking us on a journey of how much sex they can have with other people while they pick out the center pieces. Ollie, an Indian-German filmmaker, and Zoe, an actress from New Zealand, love each other so much …

Review – ‘Morgana’

Conservative gender stereotypes are still a problem in the 21st century, often defining how people’s lives get influenced by peer pressure and the expectations within society. Even after all the battles women have fought last century in order to be seen as equals for once and for all, it still seems most of the world …

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 …